unemployment rate

The Reason Behind Rising Yields

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Headline September job growth missed estimates, but the positive revisions to the July and August readings were bigger than the September miss. This explains why it’s best to look at the report holistically. There’s temptation to just look at the most recent month to get an early look at the…CONTINUE READING

Destroying Minimum Wage Fallacies

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There is a lot of misinformation on the internet about the minimum wage. The reason for this is it is a politically charged topic. If your goal is to push an agenda, it’s easy to manipulate statistics in your favor. The phrase popularized by Mark Twain is applicable in this…CONTINUE READING

Why The Federal Reserve Isn’t Meeting Its Goals

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There are many questions about the current monetary policy, but not many answers provided by the central bankers. The situation, which has remained the same since the Federal Reserve started its quantitative easing policy, was perfectly summarized on Monday as Janet Yellen spoke at the University of Michigan. She didn’t…CONTINUE READING

Quantitative Easing (QE): Are We Making A Mistake?

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The current path of monetary policy in the form of quantitative easing (QE) world wide and particularly in the United States is following a dangerous trajectory, one that has a historical precedent without looking back several centuries. This disastrously flawed monetary experiment has plagued Japans economy and its people since the…CONTINUE READING

Real Unemployment Rate In The United States

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Undoubtedly you have heard the optimistic economic outlooks on mainstream media channels. Often along with those highly touted future outlooks is a justification that the United States is at “full employment”, given that the unemployment rate, as recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is reported to be 4.8%…CONTINUE READING