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The Real Economic Numbers: 21.5 Percent Unemployment, 10 Percent Inflation And Negative Economic Growth

This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Every time the mainstream media touts some “wonderful new economic numbers” I just want to cringe.  Yes, it is true that the economic numbers have gotten slightly better since Donald Trump entered the White House, but the rosy economic picture that the mainstream […]

The Real Reason Why Stock Markets Will Continue To Crumble This Year

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com Public sentiment on the economy is generally influenced by to two false indicators — the national unemployment rate and stock markets. This is not to say the average person tracks either of these numbers very vigorously; they don’t. What they do is hear these numbers […]

The Real Unemployment Number: 102 Million Working Age Americans Do Not Have A Job

Did you know that the number of working age Americans that do not have a job right now is far higher than it was during the worst moments of the last recession?  For example, in January 2009 92.6 million working age Americans did not have a job, but we just found out that in May […]

Payrolls Preview: Downside Surprise Eyed From Winter Weather, Govt Hiring Freeze

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 7, 2017 6:00 AM Here is the consensus for the key numbers the BLS will report at 8:30am ET on Friday morning March Nonfarm Payrolls Exp. 180K, the lowest print of 2017 (Prey. 235K, Jan. 227K) US Unemployment Rate (Mar) M/M Exp. 4.7% (Prey. 4.7%, Jan. 4.7%) Average Hourly Earnings Exp. […]

US Jobs Growth Disappoints

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / Apr 7, 2017 The US jobs growth slowed considerably more than expected in March and the disappointment pushed the dollar  and equities initially lower.  The US created 98k jobs in March, well below market expectations for around 175k jobs.  Adding insult to injury, revisions to the January and February data took off […]

It Gets Ugly in Brazil

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Feb 24, 2017 The price of corruption. In a stunning deterioration, the unemployment rate in Brazil spiked to 12.6% in the rolling three-month period through January, a record in the new data series going back to 2012, according to Brazil’s statistical agency IBGE. Up from 11.8% in the three-month period through October. Up […]

Unemployment Rate 4.6%; Establishment Survey Jobs +178,000; Household Survey Employment 160,000

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / December 2, 2016 Initial Reaction Today’s employment report shows an increase of 178,000 jobs. The employment change for October was revised down from +161,000 to +142,000, and the change for September was revised up from +191,000 to +208,000. Including revisions, job growth has averaged 176,000 over the past 3 […]

Not In Labor Force Jumps 446K In November, Wage Growth Declines

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders via Confounded Interest / December 2, 2016 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released their “jobs report” for November. The good news? The unemployment rate declined to 4.6%. The bad news? An additional 446,000 people are no longer in the labor force.  To give you a sense of proportion, that is like […]

Philly Fed State Coincident Index Declines to Multi-Year Lows

financialsense.com / FS Staff / 06/22/2016 Each month the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia produces a monthly coincident index for each of the 50 states in an effort to “summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic.” (source) The Philly Fed State Coincident Index measures four variables—nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and […]

The Economy Is Not a Car and Fiscal Stimulus Is Not a Gas Pedal

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By Arnold Kling at Cato Institute / June 16, 2016 Ten days before President Barack Obama took office in 2009, his economic team released an analysis of a proposal to use fiscal policy to stimulate the economy to reduce unemployment. The analysis claimed that the stimulus would create 3.675 million jobs, and that as […]