Monthly Archives: May 2011

Employer Caution Beginning to Abate; Private Sector Adds Most Jobs in Five Years

May 6, 2011 Corporate America continues to regain confidence as positive economic trends accumulate, resulting in the creation of private-sector jobs for the ninth consecutive month in April. All 10 private sectors added workers during the month, offering the clearest signal yet that increased consumer spending and expansion in goods-producing segments have spread to the […]

Heightened Energy Prices Restrain First Quarter Recovery Momentum

April 29, 2011 U.S. GDP growth remained positive in the first quarter, and two months of strong job increases reinforce that a sustainable,albeit cautious, economic recovery is well under way. First quarter GDP growth was hampered by poor weather, high gasoline prices and slowing consumer spending. Nonetheless, hiring and corporate expenditures set the stage for […]