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Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 209,000 new jobs created in July, slightly below expections

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. economy created 198,000 seasonally adjusted new private non-farm jobs in July and 11,000 public-sector jobs for a total of 209,000. Officially, the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent. Show More Summary

Comments on the New Home Sales report

The new home sales report for June - combined with the downward revisions for previous months - was very weak.The Census Bureau reported that new home sales this year, through June, were 225,000, Not seasonally adjusted (NSA). That is...Show More Summary

New Home Sales decrease to 406,000 Annual Rate in June

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 406 thousand. May sales were revised down from 504 thousand to 442 thousand, and April sales were revised down from 425 thousand toShow More Summary

What Does The Consumer Price Index Measure? Inflation Or Cost Of Living? What's The Difference?

By Ed Dolan: On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.13 percent in June. What does such a figure really mean? Is it a measure of inflation...Show More Summary

US CPI Rises at 3.1 Percent Annual Rate in June. What Does That Mean? An Increase in the Cost of Living, or Inflation?

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose Mike Bryan on the Atlanta Fed’s Macroblog has made me think again.at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.13 percent in June. What does...Show More Summary

CPI increases 0.3% in June, Core CPI 0.1%

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - June 2014The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Housing Starts decline to 893 thousand Annual Rate in June

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000. This is 9.3 percent below the revised May estimate of 985,000, but isShow More Summary

CHART: The Squigglier The Line, The More Summery The Job

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just published this fun graph which shows summer employment peaks in a handful private-sector industries, not seasonally adjusted, for January 2004 through Mary 2014. Employment in these industries follow...Show More Summary

Retail Sales increased 0.2% in June

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.2% from May to June (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.3% from June 2013. Sales in May were revised up from a 0.3% increase to a 0.5% increase. From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Show More Summary

Government reports gain of 288,000 jobs in June, official jobless rate falls to 6.1%. U6 at 12.1%

In a report showing well above the forecast consensus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday that the U.S. economy generated 262,000 seasonally adjusted new private non-farm jobs in June while 26,000 public-sector jobs were added for a total of 288,000. Show More Summary

Construction Spending increased slightly in May

The Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in May:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during May 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $956.1 billion, 0.1 percent above the revised April estimate of $955.1 billion. Show More Summary

Sales of new homes spike in May

Sales of new single-family houses shot up in May from the previous month, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. New home sales jumped a seasonally adjusted 18.6 percent...

New Home Sales increase sharply to 504,000 Annual Rate in May

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 504 thousand. April sales were revised down from 433 thousand to 425 thousand, and March sales were revised up from 407 thousand to 410...Show More Summary

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers up 0.4% Over Month, 2.1% Up Y/Y

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released the data for the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The CPI-U, went up by a monthly 0.4% in May on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the last year, before seasonal adjustment, the index appreciated by 2.1%. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The […]

Buy the Numbers? Our Confounding and Insufficient Government Statistics

On June 6, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the economy added 217,000 jobs in May compared to an adjusted 282,000 jobs for April. The BLS original numbers for April were 288,000 jobs created with unemployment having fallen by.4% from 6.7% to 6.3%. The April decline in unemployment may sound good. Show More Summary

Housing Starts at 1.001 Million Annual Rate in May

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,001,000. This is 6.5 percent below the revised April estimate of 1,071,000, but...Show More Summary

Retail Sales increased 0.3% in May

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.3% from April to May (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.3% from May 2013. Sales in April were revised up sharply from a 0.1% increase to a 0.5% increase. From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Show More Summary

Government reports that economy created 217,000 new jobs in May. Official jobless rate still 6.3%

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The economy created 216,000 seasonally adjusted new private jobs in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, close to expectations. Add 1,000 public sector jobs for a total of 217,000. Both full-time and part-time jobs are included in the total. Show More Summary

George Nolfi to Direct the Bruce Lee Biopic 'Birth of the Dragon'

Since making his directing debut on The Adjustment Bureau in 2011, George Nolfi was once shortlisted to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier before the job went to Anthony & Joe Russo. Otherwise, he's been trying to find his next...Show More Summary

Construction Spending increased 0.2% in April

The Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in April:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during April 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $953.5 billion, 0.2 percent above the revised March estimate of $951.6 billion. Show More Summary

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