Tag Archives: JOLTS survey

A Record In Job Openings

Financial FAQs Not only are Nonfarm payrolls averaging some 200,000 jobs per month this year, but the Labor Department’s job openings and labor turnover survey showed 5.87 million openings, an all-time high, while hires increased to 5.23 million from 5.17 … Continue reading

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Higher Economic Growth In 2014

Financial FAQs We should be seeing a huge jump in economic growth this year. Why? Most economists are saying businesses are more optimistic with the federal budget agreement for 2 years, and no more tax increases hanging over consumers (and … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Washington Working “For the good of the Country?”

Popular Economics Weekly If we really want to know what is depressing consumers, look at how Congress is tied up in knots over the debt ceiling and spending losses from sequestration cuts–$109 billion per year, according to labor economist Jared … Continue reading

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Signs of Jobs Surge in 2013

Popular Economics Weekly There are signs the jobs picture will be much improved in 2013, even thought the March unemployment report was disappointing.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in the just released Job Openings and Labor Turnover … Continue reading

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It’s the Consumers Turn

Popular Economics Weekly We know that consumers will continue to push economic growth this fall and winter for several reasons. Firstly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly JOLTS report showed 3.6 million job openings (yellow line), and more than 4 … Continue reading

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Real Estate Now Leading Recovery

The Mortgage Corner Can it be that real estate will give a boost to the next stage of the U.S. recovery? Exports, and so manufacturing has stalled due to the China and European slowdown. Multiple indexes show rising real estate … Continue reading

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