All Posts Tagged: job openings

U.S. Outlook: September FOMC rate hike — a go or no go?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in job openings.

Several prominent Fed governors have tried in recent weeks to prepare markets for a near-term 0.25 percentage point rate hike.

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U.S. Outlook: Low rates for a while longer

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in job openings

Like a user of the Tinder app evaluating a romantic prospect, I believe Fed Chair Yellen will, once again, swipe left: Interest rate hike rejected!

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U.S. Outlook: The labor market through a different prism

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
graph showing growth and loss trends in job openings for past several years.

What are labor market indicators — other than the monthly jobs report — telling us about the current health and future state of the jobs market?

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U.S. Outlook: Should we worry about the consumer?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing up-and-down trends of retail sales over the past several years.

Despite weakness in January and February data, retail sales are still up a healthy 3.1% from a year ago.

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