Posts Tagged ‘Employment’

U.S. Employment Update: January Jumble

U.S. employment growth remained weak in January 2014 as the economy added only 113,000 jobs, the second-smallest increase in the past 18 months. Only December 2013 experienced slower employment growth when just 75,000 jobs were added. This back-to-back weakness follows six months when the average gain was slightly more than 200,000 per month, suggesting that [...]

US June Employment Report:Upside Surprise

As the economy improves, interest rates will rise. The good news is, the reason for the increase is a healthier economy and that is good for everyone.

Natural and Man Made

There were natural disasters and man-made disasters and together they brought the economy to a screeching halt.

Focus on the Trend

One of the problems with economic analysis these days is the tendency to focus on every new statistic that is released as the most important piece of information about the state of the economy. Very often the data is incomplete, or the month being reported on has been distorted by any of a number of [...]