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The Labor Market Conditions Index for October: Back Above Zero with Revisions

December 20th, 2015
in employment

The Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI) is a relatively recent indicator developed by Federal Reserve economists to assess changes in the labor market conditions. more »

Structural Changes in U.S. Employment

July 23rd, 2015
in employment

At last year's Jackson Hole Symposium, Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivered an extended analysis of "Labor Market Dynamics and Monetary Policy". Her speech essentially reviewed the ongoing debate over the mix of cyclical versus structural factors in employment since the Great Recession. more »

More Americans Work Longer

March 4th, 2015
in demographics, employment

In my earlier update on demographic trends in employment, I included a chart illustrating the growth (or shrinkage) in six age cohorts since the turn of the century. In this commentary we'll zoom in on the age 50 and older Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR). more »

December 2014 CPI Annual Inflation Rate Falls from 1.3% to 0.8%. Wow!

January 16th, 2015
in aa syndication, prices - ppi, cpi, etc

by Doug Short and Steven Hansen The Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate dropped to 0.8%. Of course energy prices decreased, while food and several other goods increased partially countering energy's decline. The year-over-year… more »

Preliminary January 2015 Michigan Consumer Sentiment at Eleven Year High

January 16th, 2015
in aa syndication, consumer sentiment

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The Preliminary University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment for January came in at 98.1, a strong surge from last month's final reading of 93.6. This is the highest level of sentiment in eleven years. Today's… more »

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