Economy by the Numbers

Economy by the Numbers

Above the FoldApr 05, 2019 - 10:15am
Barista making a drink in a coffee shop.

Better than a Minimum Wage Hike

In March 2019 the U.S. economy created 196,000 jobs. The unemployment rate is 3.8%.

Above the FoldMar 08, 2019 - 9:30am
Copies of the fiscal year 2018 budget.

The Inevitability and the Pain of a Sustainable Federal Budget

20,000 jobs were created in February. The unemployment rate is at 3.8%.

Above the FoldFeb 01, 2019 - 9:30am
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Inverting Conventional Wisdom on the Yield Curve

304,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in January 2019. The unemployment rate is 4.0%.

Above the FoldJan 04, 2019 - 11:00am
Customers shop at a Costco store in San Francisco, CA.

A Motivated Outbreak of 2020 Recessionaphobia

312,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in December 2018. The unemployment rate is 3.9%.

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 9:30am
A 'Sale' sign at a Sears store in Jersey City, NJ.

Ignoring the Price of Our Mistakes

155,000 jobs were created in November. The unemployment rate is 3.7%.

Above the FoldNov 02, 2018 - 9:15am
A contractor works on a townhouse under construction in Milpitas, CA.

What is Going on with the Housing Sector?

250,000 jobs were created in October. The unemployment rate is 3.7%.

Above the FoldOct 05, 2018 - 10:00am
Shoppers going up and down escalators.

The U.S. Economy in Three Greats

134,000 jobs were created in September.

Above the FoldSep 07, 2018 - 9:30am
Social Security checks are printed in Philadelphia, PA.

Entitlement Chastenings

Jobs grew by 201,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.9%.

Above the FoldAug 03, 2018 - 9:00am
Federal Reserve building stands in Washington, D.C.

The President's Pro-Growth Agenda Helps the Fed

Jobs grew by 157,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%.

Above the FoldJul 06, 2018 - 9:00am
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaking before the Senate Banking Committee.

The Fed’s Brief Return Engagement to Center Stage

213,000 jobs were created in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0%.