All Posts Tagged: jobless claims

U.S. Outlook: Updating our virtuous cycle checklist

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing latest dip in jobless claims

Economists have been trying to spot a pro-growth virtuous cycle in the current ecomomic expansion, and now we believe it’s near.

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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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U.S. Outlook: Is housing still on fragile ground?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Housing affordability index - graph

We’re forecasting some improvement in April’s housing sales numbers and see other reasons for near-term optimism.

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U.S. Outlook: More encouraging signs of acceleration

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of initial jobless claims, showing downward trend.

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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