The Bureau of Labor Statistics has made some nice upgrades to their jobs report highlights. Always makes me laugh that “drinking places” is an official government stat. Interesting too: January marks 35 consecutive months without a job loss in this industry. Food services and drinking places recovered all the jobs it lost in the most recent recession, and employment is now 441,000 above its most recent peak reached in December 2007. Prohibition be damned. Booze and other vices obviously help the economy.
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- John Oliver On Credit Reports
- Manufacturing Flattens.
- FHFA Home Price Index +5.6% year/year.
- Existing Home Sales Recover Some of February Loss.
- More Weak Fundamentals.
- Homebuilders See Modest Growth.
- Industrial Production/ Manufacturing down.
- Jobless Claims at Lowest since 1973 but GDP Going Nowhere.
- Lower Wholesale Prices Indicative of Slowing World Economic Growth?
- Small Business Optimism Remains Weak.