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Employment Data Isn’t As Rosy As One Might Think

“Fed Officials Worry Economy Is Too Good. Workers Still Feel Left Behind” – New York Times 4/27/2018 This coming Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Is The Unemployment Rate “Right”?

The topic of the unemployment rate has come up a lot recently with regards to debates around full employment, wage growth, inflation, the stage...

Chart Spotlight: Hurricane Hit Areas Add To Initial Jobless Claims

The employment data has been released and Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas added 34.27K to the Initial Jobless Claims roll this past week. Clearly the...

Employment Trends Weakening: 14 Must-See Charts For Investors

On November 4, 2016 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the employment data for October 2016. Economists rely heavily on employment trends &...

The Employment Trend May Not Be Your Friend

Loan Delinquencies may be Signaling Recession On June 2, 2016 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stunned economic prognosticators and the financial media when it...

Labor Market Momentum Fades As Hiring Cools Down

Key Takeaway: Reported jobs growth fell short of expectations in May, but monthly jobs report data are noisy. Slowing jobs growth and rising compensation...

U.S. Economic Update: Higher Wages A Boon For Workers

Key Takeaway: Job openings are back to record levels and this is giving workers confidence to voluntarily leave their job to look for better...

Weak Q1 GDP Growth May Obscure Underlying Economic Strength

Key Takeaway: First quarter GDP growth could fail to meet forecasts, but Q1 weakness in GDP is becoming a recurring theme. Other measures of...

Market Update: Focus Shifting To Economic Fundamentals

Focus Shifts to Economic Fundamentals The popular averages suffered the first downtick in six weeks last week with the damage limited to less than 1.00%....

The Current State Of The Labor Market: Holding Steady

Key Takeaway: Monthly changes in employment data are mostly noise and do not deserve the attention they get. Longer-term trends show continued (or even...

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