Tag: jobs

Common Cents & Are You Gigging Me?

There is absolutely no shortage of topics on which to bloviate this week. From the minutes of the December 15th FOMC meeting roiling the markets, to the observations of the January 6th riot, to the Russians…

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Common Cents & Waiting

“The waiting is the hardest part Every day you get one more yard You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part”  Tom Petty   After a somewhat…

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Common Cents & Getting Back to Work

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released “The Employment Situation – July 2021.” I won’t mince words, it was a good report, and better than many were expecting after the somewhat disappointing ADP Employment…

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Common Cents & The Delta Variant

On this week’s Trading Perspectives podcast, Sam Clement and I discussed the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta Variant. Would this lead to another shutdown of local economies and schools? Usher in new…

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Common Cents & Make Mine Automated

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced there were 9.286 million jobs available in the United States during April 2021. This was/is easily an all-time high, not even close. However, employers seem to…

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Common Cents & Lazy Workers?

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the US economy created 559K net, new payroll jobs during May 2021. While this is a pretty gaudy number in absolute terms, it was still comfortably less…

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Common Cents & Idled America

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the US economy created 266K net, new payroll jobs during April 2021. Ordinarily, a number like this would elicit a shrug of the shoulders. It is pretty…

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Common Cents for October 5th 2012

Frustrating; that was the word a client used this morning to describe the United States and its economy today. Things aren’t lousy, and things aren’t great. Things are frustrating, largely because so many people in our…