Category Archives: unemployment

Oh! That Employment Report.

It’s hard to imagine any one who follows economics who is not by now aware – or even horrified – over last Friday’s May employment number of a measly 38,000 net new jobs. Yikes! What does one make of this?  … Continue reading

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Looks Like a Lousy Friday in the Markets

For those following the markets these days, investing retirement, the people I typically write for, get ready for what looks like another awful day. The precipitating event today may be the jobs report for August which came out this morning. … Continue reading

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More News on the News

Last time I wrote I was struck by the dour news coming out of China, Greece, and Puerto Rico. Last week, in response to that bad news, markets ROSE smartly. Markets do that. China is no better.  Greece’s government is … Continue reading

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Employment is getting better.

Every Thursday in these here United States of America, we get a report – more an estimate – from the U.S. Dept. of Labor on state unemployment filings.  It is only once a month that we get a report on … Continue reading

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Investment Markets Look Good This Time of Year – and Beyond

It’s that time of year where I live when we have to start raking the leaves, making sure the doors and windows are safe from drafts and get out the winter coats.  Yes, we’re getting deep into fall in the … Continue reading

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