All Posts Tagged: FOMC

U.S. Outlook: It’s all about the labor market

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing last several months of initial jobless claims.

There are many reasons I remain skeptical the September FOMC statement will change much, if at all.

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Instant Analysis: August jobs report disappoints

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Employees analyzing data in a business environment

There’s reason to look at this disappointing Labor Department report with a fair amount of skepticism.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC Statement, July 2014

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Closeup of pillars on exterior of Federal Reserve building

The FOMC Statement for July was barely altered from the June meeting, and the taper remains on track for a November 1 end to QE asset purchases.

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U.S. Outlook: Manufacturing’s window into the economy

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing avg weekly hours of manufacturing workers

Want to see something striking about the health and direction of the economy? Look into recent industrial production and manufacturing data.

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