Tag Archive for Employment Numbers

Fed Members Inclined to Stand Pat, for Now – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Three members of the Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee indicated in separate speeches Wednesday that recent economic data, while troubling, does not yet justify an expansion of the Fed’s economic aid campaign. The remarks suggested that the committee, which meets in two weeks, would give increased consideration to such an expansion, but also that…

Deconstructing The “Massive Beat” in Employment Data- Corrected

Editor’s Note: The earlier version of this article included unadjusted numbers derived from a spreadsheet error. The error resulted in the not seasonally adjusted month to month employment declines being understated. The data has been corrected. The analysis and conclusions are unaffected. Thanks to rdkyote for bringing this to my attention! The headlines are blaring…