We're not sure if someone from The Adjustment Bureau stopped by Nissan's PR department to explain the IDx Nismo and IDx Freeflow concepts, but the company's odd press release can't diminish our love for these two show favorites. We had...Show More Summary
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.4% from September to October (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 3.9% from October 2012. From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. Show More Summary
Source: WSJ The Labor market continues to improve. Last week Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 204,000 new positions created, and adjustments to prior months data were upward. But the gains are not all they are cracked up to be. The jobs recovery has not been evenly distributed. The beneficiaries of the economic recovery have...Read More
In its monthly job report released Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the private-sector added 212,000 jobs in October, seasonally adjusted. Governments shed another 8,000 jobs for a total gain of 204,000. The...Show More Summary
On a monthly basis, retail sales declined 0.1% from August to September (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 3.2% from September 2012. From the Census Bureau report: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. Show More Summary
School districts across the country added 9,500 jobs last month, bringing the public education employee workforce to its highest level since August 2011. The seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show 7,827,700...Show More Summary
The last time we caught the BLS systematically making up data, specifically as pertains to the NFP-parallel JOLTS survey, the result was truly epic: a one time adjustment in which the Bureau did everything it could to, in one month, plug the gap we had highlighted, resulting in the most skewed (and hilarious) data series we had every observed. Show More Summary
After an 18-day delay caused by the partial government shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Tuesday issued its report that the economy added a seasonally adjusted 148,000 new full-time and part-time jobs in September. The private sector added 126,000 and governments at all levels added 22,000 workers. Show More Summary
Note: The automakers will report September vehicle sales Tuesday, Oct 1st. According the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), light vehicle sales in August were at a 16.0 million rate, on a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) basis....Show More Summary
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that total construction spending rose 0.6% in July to $900.8 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) following essentially no change in June. June spending was originally reported as falling 0.6% but was revised up $11.8 billion, 1.3% of the previously reported number.
The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 421 thousand. This was up from 390 thousand SAAR in July (July sales were revised down from 394 thousand). May sales were revisedShow More Summary
Sales of new single-family houmes were up 7.9 percent from July to August, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s a 12.6...
I confess, most fiction bores the living spit out of me. The real world is already 15,000 times as perverse as anything I'm going to encounter in a novel, and frankly (let's be blunt), 999 out of 1000 novels are written to such preposterously...Show More Summary
By James Picerno: Housing starts inched ahead in August to 891,000 from 881,000 in July (seasonally adjusted annual rate), the US Census Bureau reports. The August number was quite a bit lower than the consensus forecast, although it was in line with The Capital Spectator’s average econometric projection (see yesterday’s preview). Show More Summary
Single-family housing starts rose 7 percent month over month in August to a seasonally adjusted rate of 628,000, and were up 16.9 percent from a year ago, according to a monthly report from the U.S. Census Bureau released today. Source:...
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions Housing Starts: Privately-owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000. This is 0.9 percent above the revised July estimate of 883,000 and...Show More Summary
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - June 2013 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.2% from July to August (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.7% from August 2012. From the Census Bureau report: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S.Show More Summary
They’re one of the hottest couples in Hollywood, and now Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are about to become parents. The “Adjustment Bureau” babe’s rep confirmed that she has a bun in the oven, and everyone is thrilled with the news. An...Show More Summary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the private sector added a seasonally adjusted 152,000 new full-time and part-time jobs in August. Governments at all levels added 17,000 workers for an overall private-public sector gain of 169,000. Show More Summary