All Posts Tagged: jobs

U.S. Outlook: More encouraging signs of acceleration

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The U.S. economy is actually showing more spring in its step. Signs include pick-ups in consumer spending, industrial production, and job creation.

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Instant Analysis: March payroll report

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The markets got a solid and improving labor market snapshot for March, but not a blow-out payroll report as some analysts were expecting.

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U.S. Outlook: Jobs rebound, though problems remain

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of declining labor force participation rate.

Better February job gains and a rapid decline in initial jobless claim so far for March gives a new hope and healthy boost to the recovering U.S. economy, though several labor market indicators remain weak.

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U.S. Outlook: Spring recovery is already underway

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Consumer spending has rebounded from the snow-bound declines of December and January, according to recent February data.

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