The more data we know, the more facts we start to understand about the U.S. GDP contraction on the first quarter of 2015. The United States Census Bureau released on June 10th […]
Is the Current U.S. Dollar Strong All Over the World?
The “Strong Dollar” factor: “Strong Dollar” is said to be one of the main causes explaining the poor economic performance of the United States during the first quarter of 2015. United States’ […]
“Discouraged Workers” are coming back into the labor market.
Data on employment levels for April and May 2015 look favorable. Both months have shown increments above 200,000 jobs. However, the unemployment rate stubbornly hovers around 5.4%. In spite of U.S.’ GDP […]
Did the housing market affect negatively economic growth in 2015Q1?
Recent news on GDP 2015Q1 have many economists wondering about the possible domestic causes for such a negative growth (-.7%). The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) did not hesitate in pointing […]
Protected: U.S. GDP decreased -0.7% due to both weak U.S. exports, and drop in private investment.
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Utah ranks on top in job creation for April 2015.
Perhaps the state that showed the best performance in level of employment was Utah. Industries seem to be booming there, where 52K jobs positions were added. Construction registered an increase of 7.7%, […]
Unemployment rate is still at 5.4%: BLS.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released on April 27th 2015 its preliminary data on unemployment. On the national level the unemployment rate is still at 5.4%. By regions, the Midwest had […]
Foreign-born workers made up 16% of the US total labor force in 2014.
As the Federal Government awaits for the final judicial ruling on the Executive Actions taken by President Obama in favor of immigrants last Fall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today its […]
Who is holding back the housing market?
Housing market slowed down by 3.3% in United States during the month of April 2015, the National Association of Realtors reported on May 21st 2015. Lowest levels of sales by price were […]
Real US GDP increased 5.0 percent in the third quarter of 2014: BEA.
Real Gross Domestic Product increased 5.0 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today January 22 of 2015. The largest contributor for its expansion was […]