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July 2021 Import Sea Container Growth Continues At A Record Pace
2 years ago

i do not include empties. dollar values are not included in the port's data sets. the destinations are not included in the port's data sets.

January 2019 Beige Book: Reading Between The Lines - Rate Of Economic Expansion About The Same
5 years ago

it depends how long the shutdown lasts - we are now in uncharted territory. Up to now, the effect is minimal

October 2018 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Modestly Improves
5 years ago

spending growth is relatively strong:

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
6 years 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
6 years ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
6 years 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
7 years ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
7 years 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].

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