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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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February 2018 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Averages Improve
The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 227 K to 235 K (consensus 230,000), and the Department of Labor reported 222,000 new claims.
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January 2018 Leading Economic Index Sees Continuation Of Economic Growth
"While the recent stock market volatility will not be reflected in the U.S. LEI until next month, consumers' and business' outlook on the economy had been improving for several months."
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January 2018 FOMC Meeting Minutes: Trump Tax Changes May Accelerate The Economy And The Next Federal Funds Increase
The 31 January 2018 meeting statement presented the actions taken. There was considerable discussion on inflation and timing on the next federal funds rate increase.
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January 2018 Headline Existing Home Growth Again Declines
The headline existing home sales growth declined with the authors saying sales "experienced their largest decline on an annual basis in over three years".
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January 2018 Residential Building Again Mixed
The headline residential building permits improved and construction completions declined. But we keep our eyes on the rolling averages because of the significant monthly fluctuations which worsened.
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Rail Week Ending 10 February 2018: Signals Remain Mixed
Week 6 of 2018 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. The rolling averages remain mixed.
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August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved
4 months ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
5 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
9 months ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
9 months 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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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (8 years 1 month)
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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