All Posts Tagged: construction

Instant Analysis: Employment report for September

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Four businesspeople talking in a busy plaza of a major international city.

We believe any monthly gain above 150K is a good number and won’t force the FOMC to deviate from its plan to raise rates again before the end of the year.

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Instant Analysis: Jobs report for July

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Carpenter varnishing a large board

A better-than-expected employment report for July caps a two-month period of robust U.S. job gains.

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U.S. Outlook: Glass half-full or half-empty?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
graph showing trends in consumer spending, with recent rise.

The mixed picture of U.S. economic growth continued this week, and the May jobs number was more than disappointing.

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U.S. Outlook: Western states charge ahead; many others lag

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graphic showing increase in personal incomes in western United States

Average personal income growth for all states was up 4.4% in 2015, with the Western and Southeastern states showing the strongest percentage gains in personal income.

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