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 this index is decelerating.

January 2014 Consumer Credit: Credit Card Use Up

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect analysis is that total consumer credit growth decelerated 0.1% month-over-month, and the year-over-year growth is 5.9%. The seasonally adjusted consumer credit headlines are showing a growth of 5.25%. The underlying dynamics are very interesting this month as all the growth can be attributed to student loans – all while student …