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June 5, 2019

J:  On May 3, the BLS gave us stunningly good news on the US labor market in April  As the chart shows, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 jobs that month to a record of 151,095,000 such jobs.

The low point since the December 2007 to June 2009 rec...

March 3, 2019

J:  One of the more depressing trends of the last decade was the seemingly endless decline in the national homeownership rate.  As the chart shows, it peaked in the second quarter of 2004 at 69.4 percent seasonally adjusted.

The February 28 release from the Census...

February 18, 2019

J:  The US economy posted a new milestone for employment opportunities at the end of 2019. On February 12, the BLS told us that on December 31, 2018, employers of all types all over the country had a record 7,335,000 job openings on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Tha...

February 10, 2019

L:  How's that for a compelling title?  Of course, it makes perfect sense if you read last week's blog.  Thanks to the author of Doughnut Economics, Kate Raworth, who provided me with this drawing, here's the beating heart of her book:

The entire premise of th...

February 6, 2019

L:  Here is the hazard of living with an economist.  I actually bought a book for myself called Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist, by Kate Raworth.  And then I actually read it!  Sometimes I even surprise myself.

I'm going to wr...

January 13, 2019

L: If you've been around Jim for any time at all, you know all about the signal for an upcoming recession: an inverted Treasury yield curve lasting four months or longer will precede a recession by as much as 19 months (that was the one before the 2008 recession).  So...

December 28, 2018

L:  Back when we started this blog, there was a promise by the economist that we would post once a week.  You can use your imagination to explain the gap since September 16 (there have been no illnesses or crises so that's not an option).  I was saving this one because...

September 16, 2018

J:  Back in 1973, my good friend Bill Dunkelberg was a Professor of Economics at Purdue University and the Associate Director of the Credit Research Center there.  He began a relationship with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in October 1973.  Tod...

September 3, 2018

L:  All right, having trouble getting the economist to write.  So in the meantime, here's a pretty interesting article about forecasting--weather forecasting AND economic forecasting.  If you've been paying attention to economic reporting over the years, you know that...

August 2, 2018

 L:  The always astonishing President has recently criticized the FOMC interest-rate increases, among other things. He complained that it takes away from the United States’ “big competitive edge.”  Reuters reports:  "Trump, in posts on Twitter, also...

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