Mar 20, 2017
Perhaps the most encouraging data produced by the BLS has been within its JOLTS figures, those of Job Openings. It is one data series that policymakers watch closely and one which they purportedly value more than most. While the unemployment and participation rates can be...
Mar 2, 2017
As oil prices remain as they are in relation to where they were one year ago, measured inflation rates have come back up, some faster than others.
Feb 17, 2017
Real average weekly earnings for the private sector fell 0.6 percent in January from a year earlier.
Feb 9, 2017
On February 8, 2007, exactly one decade ago yesterday, shares of New Century Financial, a former darling of not just Wall Street but the mainstream, plunged 37 percent in panicky trading.
Jan 31, 2017
The Federal Reserve in early 2012 altered longstanding monetary policy. In January that year, the FOMC had voted to make explicit what everyone already knew, that it considered 2 percent inflation to be the definition of "stable" consumer prices, casting off one of the last...
Jan 25, 2017
Housing market data, while not a perfect proxy for the overall economy, actually have been a good and consistent secondary caution about the true state of the US economy.
Dec 2, 2016
The headline writers for this morning's payroll reports can't really help themselves.
Nov 28, 2016
For the month of July 2014, total durable goods orders exploded higher in a fit of Boeing. The growth in aircraft orders in percentage terms was so large as to be meaningless.