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  • Initial Jobless Claims falls 34K to 262K [View news story]
    less people being laid off but then again who is left to layoff. The 74k decline will show up as an increase in the NILF for April. http://bit.ly/1JEfkLb
    Apr 30, 2015. 02:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims [View news story]
    That's what I get for asking Grandma who sung the song.
    Apr 23, 2015. 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims [View news story]
    Who is left to layoff? Greenshoots isn't that so 2009, six years later and what do you get a no growth economy and more people and the government deeper in debt. (paraphasing Tennesee Williams song 16 tons and what do you get).

    American Economy Still Down by 5.9 Million Jobs Since 2008http://http://bit.ly/1yWxHY7

    25% of College Adjunct Faculty Get Gov. Assistance http://on.mktw.net/1yW...

    Student Loan Trend that's a Cause of Concernhttp://http://on.mktw.net/1yW...

    What could possibly go wrong? More QE forever.
    Apr 23, 2015. 09:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Price Index edges up 0.2% [View news story]
    Retail sales are only 2.25 percent higher than than they a year ago. Unfortunately, pending revisions to March, they're also 1.27 percent below last year's fourth quarter. On an annualized basis, consistent with how GDP figures are presented, retail sales, an important contributor to personal consumption expenditures in the GDP report, contracted at an annual rate of almost 5 percent during the quarter — and this is before considering inflation. Fortunately, or I should say officially, it has been negligible. It's worse on the wholesale side, as seen above. First-quarter 2015 sales were 0.72 percent below the first quarter of 2014, and a whopping 3.33 percent (and a shocking 12.66 percent annualized) below the fourth quarter of last year. It's getting far more difficult to believe that we're going to see a positive first-quarter GDP change figure. In his report on the wholesale data, Crutsinger dropped his "many analysts" estimate to an annualized "1 percent or less" from 1.5 percent last week. As was the case then, it would appear that writing "or a lot less" would have been far more appropriate. - See more at: http://bit.ly/1CTDvxB
    Apr 17, 2015. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beige Book: Moderate to modest growth continues [View news story]
    SBSDM/Y since June 2009.
    Apr 15, 2015. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Olive Garden introduces ordering via tablets [View news story]
    Robot can prepare 2000 different meals.http://ind.pn/1CWIWuH
    Apr 14, 2015. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims jumps 14K to 281K [View news story]
    Talking about looks Did you ever see some of the recent college grads. Some,Older workers are getting the jobs that used to go to high school students, eg cashiers, stock clerks, usually part time no benefit jobs to supplement their Social Security and Pension either from a company or thru their 401k plans, investments. Some retire from their job and then work as w2 part time employees a couple days a week. Some work for temp agencies eg Accountemps, Manpower. Im 66 and get calls from Employment Agencies for full time and temp jobs, I tell them all I want are temp jobs, work 26 weeks go to another assignment or collect unemployment til another temp job comes along.
    Apr 9, 2015. 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims jumps 14K to 281K [View news story]
    11.561 million more private payroll jobs? Part time or Full time? Benefits or no benefits? More than 50 percent of all American workers bring home less than $30,000 a year in wages. For each of the past six years, more businesses have closed in the United States than have opened. Prior to 2008, this had never happened before in all of U.S. history.

    Not spinning any numbers, just that they don't make sense. One set of numbers the govt puts out will contradict another set of numbers, they just don't add up, but I guess thats good for the spin doctors on the Financial Networks.
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims jumps 14K to 281K [View news story]
    2.3 million people as of March 28,2015 continuing unemployment, 126k jobs added in March, Jan and Feb revised downward, 277k addtional people going into the not labor force category increasing to 93.2 million , Approx 5.1 million job openings (Feb 2015). Twice as many job openings as those on continuing claims, Either companies are not hiring or all those people on continuing claims fit into the unskilled workers per companies. Even if all the job openings were filled by those on continuing claims and the remaining from NILF, there would still be approx 92 million people not working.

    how an economy that needs ever fewer workers can have ever more consumers?
    http://bit.ly/1O57klS

    http://bit.ly/1O57idL
    Apr 9, 2015. 09:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Feb Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) [View news story]

    how an economy that needs ever fewer workers can have ever more consumers?
    http://bit.ly/1O57klS

    http://bit.ly/1O57idL
    Apr 7, 2015. 06:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Feb Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) [View news story]
    Ok, job openings are high, but it doesn't matter unless they hire. What large construction projects are underway that warrants the high job openings? Building more homes only very few people can afford?
    Apr 7, 2015. 11:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Feb Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) [View news story]
    YOY: 2.1 million more people Not in Labor Force, and 213k increase in Persons who currently want a job. Yet the Civilian Labor only increased 726k. Construction job openings avg 125k per mth but employment only increased avg 23.5k yoy per my per jobs report.

    A lot of job openings but companies not hiring. Seems companies can't find any people to fill jobs with 93 Million not in labor force and another 6.6 million who want a job.
    Apr 7, 2015. 10:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Job gain of just 126K in March [View news story]
    Increase in Full time 2.962 millin full time jobs offset by 2.1 million increase in Not in Labor force. Decline in Part time jobs not because they got full time jobs.
    Apr 4, 2015. 08:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Job gain of just 126K in March [View news story]
    The talking heads have been saying since last October that the decrease in gasoline will add to customer spending, what happened, Retail down (sales,) even Leisure and hospitality have leveled out in hiring,GDP constantly being downgraded. The affect of ACA, local, county and state taxes,fees etc will consume that $10 to $20 savings at the pump.
    Apr 4, 2015. 08:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Job gain of just 126K in March [View news story]
    Amen.
    Apr 3, 2015. 02:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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