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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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October 2017; ECRI's WLI Growth Index Rate Expands Further
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in expansion. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index.
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September 2017 Headline Existing Home Growth Up?
Unadjusted sales rate of growth decelerated 3.5 % month-over-month, down 4.3 % year-over-year - sales growth rate trend decelerated using the 3-month moving average.
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Rail Week Ending October 14, 2017: A Good Week For The Economically Intuitive Sectors
Week 41 of 2017 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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October 2017 Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey Improved
The Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey improved and remains in expansion. Key elements are in expansion but declined.
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October 2017 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Improvement Continues
Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted this week's claims taking procedures in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claim were 235 K to 250 K and the Department of Labor reported 222,000 new claims.
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September 2017 Leading Economic Index Declined
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S declined this month.
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August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved
8 days ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

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

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
5 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
9 months 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 August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved:

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Steven Hansen Commented on Joe Sixpack's Situation in 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off:

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

Steven Hansen Commented on April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations:

your comment in this context is spot on.

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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (7 years 9 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
B.S.
1967 / 1971
Industrial Technology
San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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