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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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November 2018 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Worsens
The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 210 K to 215 K (consensus 215,000), and the Department of Labor reported 216,000 new claims.
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October 2018 Import And Export Price Year-Over-Year Inflation Again Worse Than Expected
Year-over-year import prices and export prices grew more than expected.
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October 2018 CPI: Year-Over-Year Inflation Rate Grows To 2.5%
According to the BLS, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate was 2.5 % year-over-year (higher than the 2.3 % last month) - headlines say up 0.3 % month-over-month.
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November 2018 ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Index Slips Further Into Contraction
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward declined and is deeper into contraction.
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September 2018 Headline Wholesale Sales Improved?
The headlines say wholesale sales improved month-over-month with inventory levels remaining elevated.
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October 2018 Producer Price Final Demand Year-over-Year Inflation Grew
The Producer Price Index year-over-year inflation increased from 2.6 % to 2.9 %.
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October 2018 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Modestly Improves
15 days ago

spending growth is relatively strong: econintersect.com/.../release.php

Note that in the advance 3Q2018 GDP - personal consumption expenditures was higher than 2Q.

it is income growth that is weakening.

February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
7 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
1 year ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
1 year 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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Steven Hansen Commented on October 2018 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Modestly Improves:

spending growth is relatively strong: econintersect.com/.../release.php

Note that in the advance 3Q2018 GDP - personal consumption expenditures was higher than 2Q.

it is income growth that is weakening.

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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (8 years 10 months)
Economic analysis for business.
President
Nesnah Associates Enterprises Limited
January 1995 - June 2010 (15 years 8 months)
Construction Contracting consultant, financial holdings, and yacht charters.

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

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