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January 2014 JOLTS Again Predicts Little Change in the Jobs Situation

Written by Steven Hansen The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) can be used as a predictor of future jobs growth, and the predictive elements show that the jobs situation growth rate likely will not change either for … Continue reading

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February 2014 Conference Board Employment Index Strengthens but Decelerates

Written by Steven Hansen The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index for February 2014 – which forecasts employment for the next 6 months – strengthened. What the author’s of this index are not telling you is that the growth rate of … Continue reading

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BLS Jobs Situation Above Expectations in February 2014

Written by Steven Hansen The February 2014 BLS jobs report headlines were better than expected. But the unadjusted data says this report is mediocre. As I am a trend person, the growth trend lines are decelerating.

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Employment Data Headlines Were Wrong for January, But Bleak Employment Situation Remains

Yes, we know that the nonfarm payrolls headline number for January was wrong, but those who concluded that job growth is weak are correct. It just was not as weak in January as they thought. Continue reading

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December 2013 JOLTS Again Predicts Little Change in the Jobs Situation

Written by Steven Hansen The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) can be used as a predictor of future jobs growth, and the predictive elements show that the jobs situation growth rate likely will not change either for … Continue reading

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