Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

October jobs report: first impressions

November 7th, 2014

The US job market continues to truck along at a solid clip, with payrolls adding over 200,000 jobs for the ninth straight month—including 214,000 last month—the unemployment rate ticking down to 5.8%, the closely watched participation rate ticking up a tenth, positive payroll revisions of 31,000 for August and September, and a slight bump up… Read more

Our steady macro economy and what it means for the Fed

October 30th, 2014

The US economy expanded at a nice clip of 3.5% in the third quarter, according to this AM’s report from the BEA. That’s their advance guesstimate based on incomplete data so future revisions may wiggle about some, but it’s pretty consistent with what we expected. It’s also an annualized quarterly rate, whereas my readers know… Read more

Slides from this AM’s talk to social work educators

October 24th, 2014

I told the (totally awesome) audience at the Tampa, FL meeting of the Council on Social Work Education that I’d post my presentation ASAP. Here it is. A few clarifications. YOYO=you’re on your own WITT=we’re in this together In case the video doesn’t work, go here and start at 1:40. And h/t to Chuck Sheketoff for… Read more