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Day two of Fed Chair Yellen's congressional testimony was the market's main focus on Thursday, along with some crazy volatility in oil. The S&P 500 plunged at the open and sank further during ...
Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: In the week ending February 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 269,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the ...
Before the US market opened, Japan's Nikkei had posted a -5.40% plunge for the day. The Nikkei is in a bear market, down 22.9% from its interim high in late June of last year, and it has taken a dive ...
The Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is a simple computation: You take the Civilian Labor Force (people age 16 and over employed or seeking employment) and divide it by the Civilian ...
What are the long-term trends for multiple jobholders in the US? The Bureau of Labor Statistics has two decades of historical data to enlighten us on that topic, courtesy of Table A-16 in the monthly ...
The latest JOLTS report (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary), data through December, is now available. The first chart below shows four of the headline components of the overall series, which the...
The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends is out. The headline number for January came in at 93.9, down 1.3 from the previous month's 95.2. The index is at the 20th percentile in ...
Let's take a close look at Friday's employment report numbers on Full and Part-Time Employment. Buried near the bottom of Table A-9 of the government's Employment Situation Summary are the numbers for...
The Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI) is a relatively recent indicator developed by Federal Reserve economists to assess changes in the labor market conditions. It is a dynamic factor model of ...
It's time again for our weekly gasoline update based on data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The price of Regular and Premium are down six cents each from last week. According to ...