Main national economic indicators reveal a solidifying moment of the American economy. In spite of job losses in mining and oil-related sectors, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 242,000 in February; and […]
Low price of oil: some winners and losers.
Low prices of gas and oil are creating a reallocation of wealth not seen very often in capitalism. The recent version of the Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Bank gives some […]
Is the Google search term “Dollar Rate” an useful predictor for economic crisis?
Economic conditions in the United States are so unchanging that economists started to explore global conditions as potential threats to its economy. Without ruling out financial institutions altogether, economists are confident current […]
Gross Domestic Product in 2015: same tempo as in 2014.
Real GDP in the United States increased by 2.4 percent in 2015 when compared to 2014. This growth rate represents the same tempo as in 2014. Growth was pulled up mainly by […]
In 2015 Consumer Price Index was pulled up by cost of shelter and health care.
Consumer Price Index was pulled up by cost of shelter and health care this past January of 2016. Although low prices in energy offsetted most of the increases, inflation reached 1.4 percent […]
A set of possible negative US economic shocks.
The puzzling aspect of recent data on inflation has been the deflation trajectory forged by oil prices. The index on energy by itself has fallen 28.7 percent over the year. Just in […]
Have student loans outstripped mortgage debt?
Recent data released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show mortgage credit has not expanded much since the beginning of the current economic expansion. Unlike many other loans products, Mortgage […]
“Core” inflation might be reflecting pressures solely generated by retailers.
Data on both unemployment and prices have monetary policy analysts wondering whether or not the US supply side of the economy is heading towards overheating. Thus far, indicators on industrial production and […]
Unemployment rate continues to decline in July 2015.
The unemployment rate continues to decline in July 2015 for most of the metropolitan areas within the United States. 92% of the metropolitan areas in the Nation experienced lower unemployment rates than […]
Summer’s economic optimism vanishes with the season in the Midwest.
Summer enthusiasm in the Midwest lasted short. The season has not ended yet, as business leaders started to pose concerns in the months to come. The Tenth District Manufacturing Survey revealed that […]