Category Archives: Employment

Surveys suddenly weakening

Philadelphia Fed Survey Highlights Growth is still very strong in the Philly Fed manufacturing region but just not as strong as November’s great surge. The Philly Fed’s general conditions index slowed to 24.5 from 40.8 in November. Outside of November, … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, GDP |

claims, retail sales, prices, inventories

If sales are going to fall off it will be after the layoffs and capital expenditure cuts from the fall in crude prices take place: Jobless Claims Highlights Jobless claims data are low but still are still trending higher than … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, GDP, Inflation |

Article on tax receipts, labor markets

Good quick read and charts on tax receipts, ‘labor markets’ etc. A Matter, It Seems, Of Faith By Jeffrey P. Snider

Posted in Deficit, Employment |

RT interview

My RT interview starts at the 4 min mark. The cut it into segments that will appear at a later date.

Posted in Employment, Fed, Inflation |

employment situation

First the release and mainstream commentary: Employment Situation Highlights The November employment situation was significantly stronger than expected. Payroll jobs jumped 321,000 after gaining 243,000 in October. Analysts expected a 230,000 rise and the November boost topped the high forecast … Continue reading

Posted in Employment |

A bit more on construction, oil, and deflation

Check out these charts!: Jobs: Shale States vs Non-Shale States By Tyler Durdan

Posted in Employment, Oil |

ADP, mtg purch apps, Productivity, ISM, oil and gas well permits

Remember, this is their forecast for Friday, not hard data from their subscribers: ADP Employment Report Highlights ADP’s estimate for private payroll growth for November is 208,000 vs the Econoday consensus for 225,000 and against a revised 233,000 for October. … Continue reading

Posted in Comodities, Economic Releases, Employment, GDP, Oil |

more seriously worrisome releases today

Chicago PMI New Home Sales Pending Home Sales Index Personal Income and Outlays Jobless Claims Durable Goods Orders Highlights The headline number for durables looked good for October but the core number notably disappointed. Durables orders rebounded 0.4 percent in … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Releases, Employment, GDP |

‘not in labor force, want a job now’ chart

Gone up about 500,000 since benefits expired at year end for 1.2 million

Posted in Employment |

Employment and related commentary

Seems universally agreed the labor market is ‘improving’ even as the jobs chart has been downward sloping since the peak in April, wage growth has softened from relatively low levels, and the work week fell back some. It’s all screaming … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, Government Spending |