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COVID-19 And Unemployment Risk: State And Metropolitan Statistical Areas Differences

from the St Louis Fed

-- this post authored by Charles Gascon, Regional Economist, and Devin Werner, Research Associate

Last week, we published a blog post estimating how many workers were at high risk of unemployment in the face of the current crisis, based on the characteristics of their occupation at the national level.[ 1[ This led to many inquiries about differences across the nation, so this follow-up post will apply the previous analysis to states and metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).[ 2]

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Infographic Of The Day: What To Watch Out For With Homeowners Insurance

Today's infographic is a guide to finding the right type and level of coverage to safeguard your home and belongings against the unexpected.

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LIVE: Current Weather And Forecasts Up To 7 Days - Monday April 6, 2020

Written by Sig Silber

HEADLINES - "...Significant mountain snows, heavy rain, potential flash flooding, and gusty winds continue in California today......Areas of showers and thunderstorms across portions of the central and eastern U.S., severe weather and flash flooding possible in the Ohio Valley Tuesday shifts to the Mid-South on Wednesday......Warm temperatures to consume much of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. for the first half of the week..."

Continually LIVE

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Status Of Global COVID-19 Border Closures

from Statista.com

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

As well as implementing lockdowns or strict social distancing measures, many governments around the world closed their borders to noncitizens and nonresidents in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, around 93 percent of the world's population or 7.2 billion people live in countries with travel restrictions.

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Market Watch 666 For 05April 2020

Written by rjs, MarketWatch 666

March jobs report; February's trade deficit, construction spending & factory inventories

Major monthly reports released over the past week included the Employment Situation Summary for March from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Commerce Dept report on our International Trade for February, and the February report on Construction Spending and the Full Report on Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders for February, both from the Census Bureau.

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Why Wear Face Masks In Public? Here's What The Research Shows

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Hector Chapa, Texas A&M University

With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores.

But can these masks be effective?

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Coronavirus: What Are The Symptoms? - BBC News

People who are showing particular symptoms are being told to self-isolate in order to stop the coronavirus from spreading further. In the UK, if you have a fever or a persistent cough, you should stay at home for seven days. The people you live with should stay at home for 14 days, and have food and medicine delivered.

Most Useful Articles Week Ending 28March

Written by Econintersect

We publish a report each week presenting a list of the articles Google Analytics reports as being the most read. Last week's report is here. We think that does not necessarily reflect how much "value" readers have obtained from what we publish. So we are offering a second listing which combines the number of readers for each article with the average amount of time spent reading by each.

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The Value Of Opacity In A Banking Crisis

from Liberty Street Economics

-- this post authored by Haelim Anderson and Adam Copeland

During moments of heightened economic uncertainty, authorities often need to decide on how much information to disclose. For example, during crisis periods, we often observe regulators limiting access to bank‑level information with the goal of restoring the public's confidence in banks. Thus, information management often plays a central role in ending financial crises.

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COVID-19: Projected Deaths In The U.S.

from the St Louis Fed

-- this post authored by B. Ravikumar, Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Research, and Guillaume Vandenbroucke, Research Officer and Economist

There remains substantial uncertainty about the dynamic of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of this uncertainty is related to the novelty of the virus, and some are related to lags in testing, such as in the U.S.

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Economic Policies For The COVID-19 War

from the International Monetary Fund

-- this post authored by Giovanni Dell'Ariccia, Paolo Mauro, Antonio Spilimbergo, and Jeromin Zettelmeyer

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis like no other. It feels like a war, and in many ways it is. People are dying. Medical professionals are on the front lines. Those in essential services, food distribution, delivery, and public utilities work overtime to support the effort. And then there are the hidden soldiers: those who fight the epidemic confined in their homes, unable to fully contribute to production.

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How Closing Restaurants And Hotels Spills Over To Total Employment

from the St Louis Fed

-- this post authored by Carlos Garriga, Vice President and Economist; Juan Sanchez, Assistant Vice President and Economist; and Ryan Mather, Research Associate

The social distancing policies being used to slow the spread of COVID-19 are having direct negative effects on the accommodation and food services industries due to their contact-intensive nature.[ 1] Data provided by opentable.com from the nearly 60,000 restaurants that use their platform for table reservations indicate that restaurants are facing serious challenges to remain open.[ 2]

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Infographic Of The Day: Where Investors Put Their Money In 2019

Today's infographic shows where investors allocated their money in 2019.

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LIVE: Current Weather And Forecasts Up To 7 Days - Sunday April 5, 2020

Written by Sig Silber

HEADLINES - "...California braces for significant mountain snows, heavy rain, potential flash flooding, and gusty winds as a strong Pacific storm system slams into the state today and Monday......Warming trend to engulf much of the eastern two thirds of the U.S. the first half of the week......Showers and thunderstorms forecast to flare up in the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys late Monday and into Tuesday..."

Continually LIVE

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Coronavirus Economic News 04April 2020

Written by rjs, MarketWatch 666

The news posted last week about economic affects related to the coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which produces COVID-19 disease, has been surveyed and some articles are summarized here. This includes both monetary policy and fiscal measures enacted this week in the face of the virus, the politics surrounding that, plus financial regulations that were eased to grease the economic skids. The second part of this article reviews some economic impacts of businesses closing and jobs lost, both US and overseas. (Picture below is morning rush hour in downtown Chicago, 20 March 2020.) Articles are primarily related to the U.S. political and economic impacts. News items about epidemiology and other medical news for the virus are reported in a companion article.

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Coronavirus Disease News 04April 2020

Written by rjs, MarketWatch 666

The news posted last week for the coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which produces COVID-19 disease, has been surveyed and some important articles are summarized here. We start with some general posts on the virus, then go into coverage of the disease spread in the US, before wrapping up with the spread of the disease internationally. It's heavy on number of cases and death counts as the week progressed. I largely collected what I stumbled onto, so likely a lot was missed, although an was made effort to keep track of New York and Italy each day. News items about economic affects of the virus are reported separately in a companion article.

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Initial Jobless Claims Are Off The Charts - Literally

from Statista.com

-- this post authored by Felix Richter

New U.S. labor market data released yesterday revealed another massive increase in initial jobless claims for the week ended March 28. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number of Americans newly applying for unemployment benefits jumped to 3,283,000, a figure completely out of proportion with previous historical peaks.

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A Major Scorecard Gives The Health Of Australia's Environment Less Than 1 Out Of 10

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Albert Van Dijk, Luigi Renzullo, Marta Yebra, and Shoshana Rapley, all from Australian National University

2019 was the year Australians confronted the fact that a healthy environment is more than just a pretty waterfall in a national park; a nice extra we can do without. We do not survive without air to breathe, water to drink, soil to grow food and weather we can cope with.

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Crude Oil's 2020 Crash: See What Helped Some Traders Pivot Just In Time

from Elliott Wave International

The coronavirus wasn't the cause of oil's 70% collapse. This was

Since the start of 2020, crude oil has gone from "black gold" to "black days," plummeting 70% for its "worst quarter on record" (March 30, Bloomberg).

As of March 30, oil prices circled the drain of a two-DECADE low near $20 per barrel.

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These People WILL NOT Get A Stimulus Check

The list of those NOT getting a stimulus check is a little longer than was first expected. In today's video, I'm going to tell you about four groups of people who WON'T be receiving a stimulus check.

How Bad Will The Economy Get? - Economic Impact Of COVID-19

from the Richmond Fed

-- this post authored by Thomas A. Lubik and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

The coronavirus and COVID-19 have generated a severe contraction in economic activity that is concentrated in particular sectors of the economy and the population. The unique nature of this shock suggests clear economic policy responses to ensure that the temporary, perhaps even necessary, effects of the shock do not cause longer-lasting damage.

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COVID-19: Forecasting With Slow And Fast Data

from the St Louis Fed

-- this post authored by Michael McCracken, Assistant Vice President and Economist

As Yogi Berra is said to have put it, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." In the context of economic forecasting, this quote is true even in the best of times but is even more so in the chaos that is the current economic environment.

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COVID-19 And Financial Distress: Vulnerability To Infection And Death

from the St Louis Fed

-- this post authored by Juan Sanchez, Assistant Vice President and Economist, St. Louis Fed; Ryan Mather, Research Associate, St. Louis Fed; Kartik Athreya, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Richmond Fed; and Jose Mustre-del-Rio, Senior Economist, Kansas City Fed

In part one of this series, we explored how the economic effects of social distancing and "shelter in place" orders will harm people to different extents based upon their jobs, with certain jobs more likely to face layoffs and reduced wages than others. In particular, we illustrated that people working in the "Accommodation and Food" sector - which employs close to 10% of the workforce - were most often located in areas of highest financial distress.

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January 2020 Coincident Indices Continue To Show Weak Growth

The year-over-year rate of growth of various coincident indices was generally worse than last month - and in most cases, the rate of growth is below average.

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Infographic Of The Day: At Risk - The Geography Of Americas Senior Population

Today's infographic maps the percentage of the population that is 65 years or older by state. It also outlines the urban areas that are most heavily skewed towards this older age group.

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April 3, 2020 Weather Impacts On Economic Activity - It Is Planting Time Again

Written by Sig Silber

It is the beginning of the Planting Season and we present Part I of the NASS Executive Briefing on the first survey of planting. It is an improvement from 2019 but not back to trend. We also present a good analysis of the 2019 experience of the Missouri River Basin which was negatively impacted by flooding. Of course, we have our full set of regular weekly reports that focus on the latest NIDIS Drought Report. We provide a 28-day weather forecast where the first 14 days update daily.

It is planting time again

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Most Read Articles Last Week Ending 21 March

Written by Econintersect

Google Analytics has given GEI page read counts for each of the 386 most read articles on Global Economic Intersection for the week 15 March through 21 March, inclusive. The top ten are listed after the Read more >>jump.

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The Global Rise Of The Coronavirus

from Statista.com

-- this post authored by Katharina Buchholz

Total coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million yesterday and have since grown to 1,017,693. Of those who have been infected, 75 percent are still listed as sick, according to numbers published by Johns Hopkins University and available at website Worldometers.

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LIVE: Current Weather And Forecasts Up To 7 Days - Saturday April 4, 2020

Written by Sig Silber

HEADLINES - "...Severe weather and flash flooding possible in Texas through tonight......Active weather for the West will lead to heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada through the weekend..."

Continually LIVE

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COVID-19 Daily Report For 03 April 2020

Written by John Lounsbury

Updated 1:34 am EDT 04 April 2020: We post brief daily (or almost every day) summaries of novelle coronavirus news and information that should enable to allow the reader to review some of the latest news in 1-2 minutes and to delve deeper as appropriate.

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Coronavirus: Country Comparisons Are Pointless Unless We Account For These Biases In Testing

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Norman Fenton, Magda Osman, Martin Neil, and Scott McLachlan, all from Queen Mary University of London

Suppose we wanted to estimate how many car owners there are in the UK and how many of those own a Ford Fiesta, but we only have data on those people who visited Ford car showrooms in the last year. If 10% of the showroom visitors owned a Fiesta, then, because of the bias in the sample, this would certainly overestimate the proportion of Ford Fiesta owners in the country.

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27 March 2020 ECRI's WLI Growth Rate At Levels Not Seen Since The Great Recession

Written by Steven Hansen

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward again declined significantly, moving deeper into contraction, and is now at a level not seen since the Great Recession.

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March 2020 ISM and Markit Services Surveys Decline

Written by Steven Hansen

The ISM non-manufacturing (aka ISM Services) index continued its growth cycle but falling significantly. On the other hand, the Markit PMI Services Index significantly declined and is in recession territory.

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Furniture Optical Illusions - Zach King Magic

These Furniture Optical Illusions remind you that life isn't always as it seems.

March 2020 BLS Jobs Situation Hit By The Coronavirus

Written by Steven Hansen

The headline seasonally adjusted BLS job growth was even worse than the forecasts with job losses on par with the Great Recession.

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Rail Week Ending 28 March 2020 - Coronavirus Begins to Bite

Written by Steven Hansen

Week 13 of 2020 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Total rail traffic has been mostly in contraction for over one year. The intuitive sector's rolling average worsened this week but still in the range seen over the last year. Intermodal continues to worsen due to the logistic headwinds of the coronavirus.

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Infographic Of The Day: Fighting The Pandemic

Scientists, clinicians, and researchers across the globe are working tirelessly to fight the pandemic. Today's infographic is a snapshot of the latest diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines innovation.

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LIVE: Current Weather And Forecasts Up To 7 Days - Friday April 3, 2020

Written by Sig Silber

HEADLINES - "...Heavy snow, freezing rain, and cold temperatures will spread eastward across the north-central U.S. through Friday......Rain and scattered thunderstorms expected for the Southern/Central Plains and Mississippi Valley......Wet and windy weather will persist over the Northeast due to a large low pressure system in the Atlantic..."

Continually LIVE

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This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything In Our Lifetime, And We Have To Stop Comparing It To The Flu

from the Charles Ornstein, ProPublica

Special Report from ProPublica

As a longtime health care reporter, I see the unfolding coronavirus pandemic as representing everything I've read about - from the early days of epidemiology to the staggering toll of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic - but had not covered in my lifetime.

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