Category Archives: Uncategorized

Job Market Surpasses Previous Peak; Economy Shifts to Sustainable Growth

JuneĀ 10, 2014 Supported by positive manufacturing and service-sector activity, the U.S. economy has settled into a steady pace of economic growth with strengthened hiring trends. Total employment has passed its pre-recession peak, adding back the 8.7 million jobs lost during the recession. This will be regarded as a positive sign by the Federal Reserve, which […]

Hiring Hits Breakout Pace in April as Total Employment Flirts with Pre-Recession Peak

May 6, 2014 Job creation accelerated in April, with private-sector industries and government agencies combining to lift payroll gains to their highest monthly level in more than two years. The aggressive pace of hiring signals that economic expansion could accelerate despite the weak initial first quarter GDP reading. The improvement in the labor market also […]

February Hiring Beats Expectations Despite Winter Severity;

March 11, 2014 Once again displaying surprising resiliency and underlying strength, U.S. employers shook off weather-related disruptions last month to add workers at a solid pace. Gains occurred in nearly all employment sectors, dispelling doubts that staffing levels in a number of industries would suffer as businesses temporarily closed and workers stayed home. Continuing growth […]

Rough Weather Restrains January Retail

February 14, 2014 Retail spending eased back in January as myriad factors influenced consumption. Poor weather was the largest culprit in the decline, though other hurdles kept shoppers at home and offline. The expiration of long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million people at the end of December curtailed spending, while evidence suggests that the slowing […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 197 other followers