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Putting Our Slow Jobs Recovery Into Perspective – Businessweek

Disappointing, but not shocking. The government’s report Friday that the economy created fewer jobs than expected in April—115,000—showed an unwelcome deceleration of America’s job-creating machine. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News had a median forecast of 160,000 jobs created. In the big picture, though, the nearly 3-year-old expansion is proceeding at the same pace as the…

April Nonfarm Payrolls Rose 115.000; Private Payrolls Up 130.000; Unemployment Rate At 8.1% | Tainted Alpha

(For April 2012) Nonfarm payrolls rose 115.000 in April; Consensus was at 160.000; March reading was an increase of 154.000 (revised up 34.000). Unemployment was reported at 8.1% vs. prior reading and consensus of also 8.2%. Private payrolls were up 130.000 vs. 165.000 consensus and 166.000 reading in March (revised up 45.000). Bellow consensus for April, but…

Eurozone and Member Country PMI Reports Links from Markit

Title Eurozone: Markit Eurozone Composite PMI Eurozone: Markit Eurozone Composite PMI (Deutsch) Eurozone: Markit Eurozone Composite PMI (Français) Eurozone: Markit Eurozone Composite PMI (Español) Eurozone: Markit Eurozone Composite PMI (Italiano) Germany: Markit Germany Services PMI Germany: Markit Germany Services PMI (Deutsch) France: Markit France Services PMI France: Markit France Composite PMI (Français) Italy: Markit / ADACI Italy Services PMI Italy: Markit / ADACI Italy Services PMI…

U.S. Natural Gas Weekly – May 4, 2012 | Tainted Alpha

May 4th, 2012 by Belisarius (For The Week Ending April 27, 2012) Total collapse because of oversupply this winter followed by a rebound in recent weeks. Working gas in storage rose 28 Bcf from previous week. Consensus was at 29 Bcf. Storage level is massive 810 Bcf higher than same time year ago and way above 5-year average. Abundance…