The News Is More Good Than Bad

The News Is More Good Than Bad

So Why is Everyone Crying? There was bad news and good news in last Friday’s unemployment report. In the negative column, fewer jobs were created in the United States than economists had predicted, and January’s jobs gains were not as strong as December’s had been. In...
Full Employment

Full Employment

And, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said… U.S. job growth surpassed expectations in October. About 271,000 jobs were created across diverse industries: professional and business services, health care, retail, construction, and others.  That was a significantly...
A Peek Inside GDP

A Peek Inside GDP

Keep your eyes on the data. There was much to be said for U.S. stock markets’ performance during October. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index delivered their best monthly performance in four years, according to Barron’s. Any...
Is a “Gig” a job, or just an odd-job?

Is a “Gig” a job, or just an odd-job?

How do we weigh the trend towards the “Gig” employment in the employment statistics? A recent article in The Economist examined the “gig” economy. You know, people selling crafts online, offering their services as taxi drivers, renting their cars and spare...
Three Economic Puzzles Are Resolving

Three Economic Puzzles Are Resolving

Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at The Wall Street Journal, was blogging about business cycles. He wrote, “After a perplexing start to the year, the economy is starting to make sense…[Recently released data] has begun to help solve three puzzles that have hung...
The Most Common Jobs In The US

The Most Common Jobs In The US

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES? In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, secretary would have taken top honors in more than one-half of the United States. Machine operators and factory workers were in demand then, too. However, since then, personal...
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