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Steven Hansen, Publisher and Co-founder of Econintersect, is an international business and industrial consultant specializing in turning around troubled business units; consults to governments to optimize process flows; and provides economic indicator analysis based on unadjusted data and ... more

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July 2018 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Again Improved
The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 216 K to 225 K (consensus 220,000), and the Department of Labor reported 207,000 new claims.
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June 2018 Industrial Production Improved
There was a significant downward revision to last month's data.
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July 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Index Declined
This Empire State Survey is very noisy.
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Retail Sales Growth Improves In June 2018
Retail sales were up according to US Census headline data. The unadjusted rolling averages rate of growth improved.
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June 2018 Import Price Year-Over-Year Inflation Moderated
Year-over-year import prices moderated whilst export price inflation grew again this month.
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Rail Week Ending Saturday, July 7: One Of The Best Weeks This Year
Week 26 of 2018 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
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February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
3 months ago

Yah, indicators are moving in several directions - this may turn out to be a soft year after all.

August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved
9 months ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
10 months ago

Absolutely - the lower end is just surviving from hand-to-mouth and this group is growing

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
1 year ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
1 year ago

this is a complex issue - i have a post which will be published on Saturday that details my position. most economists believe we are near full employment due to a demographic shift of the population [i do not but the demographic shift needs to be considered when using participation rates].

November 2016 Consumer Credit Headlines Say Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Accelerated
1 year ago

Agreed - to me it indicates that consumer spending growth is limited because of credit (especially with interest rates modest increase)

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
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1967 / 1971
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San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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