Is the Rebound in Consumer Confidence Sustainable?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

Consumer confidence declined sharply in March and April as it became necessary for states across the country to issue stay-at-home orders in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Labor Market Devastation – Who Is Bearing the Brunt?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The widespread business shutdowns that began in mid-March to try to contain the rapidly spreading coronavirus led to millions of Americans being thrown out of work.

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An Unprecedented Drop in Retail Sales and Manufacturing

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

It is hard to believe but April retail sales were even worse than our already below consensus forecast for April. Retail sales dropped off a cliff last month, plunging 16.4% after dropping 8.3% in March. The March decline broke records last month and April’s sales declines were nearly twice as bad for retailers.

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A Decade of Labor Market Progress Lost

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The COVID-19 pandemic has swiftly ended U.S. labor market milestones painstakingly achieved over the past ten years.

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