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JOLTS – November 2015

By |2016-01-12T14:47:51-04:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Lagging|Tags: |

Job openings are holding steady in November, at 5.431 million vs a revised 5.349 million in October. Openings peaked back in July at 5.668 million and have since flattened. Hirings, though solid at 5.197 million, have also flattened as have [...]

Employment Report – December 2015

By |2016-01-12T14:35:14-04:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Lagging|Tags: |

The labor market is stronger than most assessments with December results well outside top-end estimates and big upward revisions underscoring the strength of prior months. Nonfarm payrolls jumped 292,000 in December which is 92,000 above the consensus. The gain importantly [...]

JOLTS – October 2015

By |2015-12-08T15:38:59-04:00December 8th, 2015|Categories: Lagging|Tags: |

The number of job openings was little changed at 5.4 million on the last business day of October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.1 million and 4.9 million, respectively. As [...]

GDP – Q3 2015

By |2015-11-24T12:23:38-04:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Lagging|Tags: |

NO CHART Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual [...]

JOLTS – September 2015

By |2015-11-15T22:31:33-04:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Lagging|Tags: |

In a positive sign for labor demand, job openings in the JOLTS report popped back up in September, to 5.526 million from a revised 5.377 million in August. Openings peaked in July at a recovery best 5.668 million. High job [...]

Employment Situation – September 2015

By |2015-10-07T08:42:04-04:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Coincident Indicators, Lagging, Leading|

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care and information, while mining employment fell. The change [...]