All Posts Tagged: unemployment

Instant Analysis: November jobs report

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The government’s November report on U.S. employment is solid, any way you slice it. And the larger-than-expected drop in the unemployment rate may be the biggest surprise of all.

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Instant Analysis: October FOMC minutes

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve

Key observations: October FOMC minutes were not dovish enough for markets. Solid jobs reports could trigger tapering announcement in January. The minutes of the October FOMC meeting were not dovish enough for the markets to sustain their recent rally. Both stock and bonds sold off in the afternoon following the release of the minutes. The […]

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U.S. Outlook: The pause that refreshes?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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In this week’s U.S. Outlook report, I consider the Fed’s continuing asset purchases and what it could mean for your finances. Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Nov. 1, 2013. Key observations: Since September Fed meeting, mortgage rates have dropped by about a half a percentage […]

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