May 2013 Jobs Data Could Show Fed Has No Reason To Signal Or Taper In 2013

Recent Fed Signaling May Be Too Early Depending On May 2013 Jobs Data: The stock market has been on a tear recently but Fed officials have been making comments that are getting market participants nervous.  This week’s ISM report, ADP payroll information and initial jobless claims data shows this approach may have been a bit[…]

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.7 from 7.9 Percent: Is QE Over?

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.7 from 7.9 Percent: Is QE Over? Unemployment rate drops to the lowest level in 4 years. Yesterday the unemployment report showed the U.S. economy is gaining strength.  The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department report released Friday.  The January data was revised down from[…]

Jobs Down 95,000: Unemployment & Long Term Risk Aversion

Unemployment Rate Rises 95,000 The unemployment rate is still 9.6 percent.  The Labor Department reported Friday that the number of unemployed people rose by 95,000 jobs.  This report gives strong evidence that the short term small business hiring problem could linger.  It is critical to examine time constraints during economic swings, the first few months[…]

Jobs Data May Be Temporarily Noisy

The Labor Department reported today that initial claims for jobless benefits dropped.  The seasonally adjusted rate of fell to 445,000, a decrease by 11,000.  This is the fourth time in the last five weeks that jobless benefits claims applications have dropped which may be a sign that while employers are not necessarily willing to hire,[…]