Tag Archives: JOLTS

Higher Industrial Production Sign Increased Growth?

Popular Economics Weekly Industrial production in April grew at the fastest monthly rate in more than three years on the back of broad-based gains in the manufacturing sector, reports the Federal Reserve. Industrial production grew 1 percent in April led … Continue reading

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What Should Yellen’s Fed Do?

Popular Economics Weekly The big question hovering over the markets (both stocks and bonds), is whether the Federal Reserve will finally begin to raise short term interest rates at next week’s FOMC meeting. Markets are uncertain, and only a few … Continue reading

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Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment Boosting Holiday Cheer

Popular Economics Weekly Retail Sales are growing again, and U. of Michigan survey of consumer sentiment is also spiking at the right time of year for holiday sales. That’s because job openings and hires in the September JOLTS report are … Continue reading

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Labor’s Day Not Celebrated?

Financial FAQs It looked like August’s unemployment report would celebrate this year’s Labor Day in a big way. We know it because most employment indicators point to many more jobs this year that also pay more. Starting with the August … Continue reading

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JOLTS and Decline of Household Debt

Financial FAQs There is a direct correlation between the increase in job openings announced in the Labor Department’s JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover) report, and declining household debt. How so? The increase in job opportunities—the number of job openings … Continue reading

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Hoorays For New Fed Chair Janet Yellen

Financial FAQs Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony proved that she is more than qualified to steer the US economy back to health. She is the economists’ economist, in a word, willing to explain the most basic economic truths in … Continue reading

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Consumers Becoming Healthier—Part II

Financial FAQs Consumers seem to be doing better, as I said last week, in spite of their worries about jobs, the economy and budget deficits (their own more than governments’). Consumer credit jumped $17.1 billion in May for the largest … Continue reading

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