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Bad Look Of High Stock Prices & High Unemployment

In a few hours, the BLS will release the employment situation for April, which will illustrate the devastation the COVID crisis has inflicted on the U.S. labor market.  Since the crisis began 30 million plus American workers have filed for … Continue reading

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Are You Buying At These Valuations? Not Buffett

More than his words, he spoke with his wallet. He usually relishes a down stock market to take advantage of lower prices. Not this time. He hadn’t made any purchases recently; he didn’t buy up stocks when they had fallen … Continue reading

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Politics Of The Employment Report

Today’s nonfarm payrolls miss,  134k total jobs created in September, sealed the deal on the job creation political debate before the November midterms.   That is all things being equal — during President Trump’s first 20 employment reports versus President Obama’s … Continue reading

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Political Economy Of The July Employment Report

It is 94 days and 10 hours until the November 6th midterm election, which will determine the fate of the Trump presidency.  All things are now political, including, and, most notable, today’s nonfarm payrolls report. We did an in-depth analysis … Continue reading

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Really, How Was That Employment Report?

Summary Friday’s payroll numbers were very good, slightly above the trend increase over the past 92 months, but does not live up to the hype Job creation during President Trump’s first 16 payroll reports is almost 500k lower than under … Continue reading

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Employment Data In Charts: Markets All Lathered Up

The punk employment data makes us think the economy is running out of labor.   Very similar to the dynamics in the housing market. The markets are lathered up about the annual moderate average hourly earnings growth of 2.6 percent.  The … Continue reading

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Bad payrolls equal weaker dollar? – FT

John Authers on disappointing unemployment data in the US, and a volatile market reaction. Filmed by John Authers. Edited by Paolo Pascual. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)

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U.S. Employment Situation – May 2015

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 280,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – April 2015

The BLS reported this morning: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – March 2015

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business … Continue reading

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