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Bad Month for Abenomics

September was not a good month for Abenomics. That meant it was not a good month for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe either. The bump in the polls that Abe received following his Cabinet reshuffle a month ago has already begun to fade. Consider these shocks to the credibility of Abenomics.

Data Round-Up: Dollar Appreciation Having Little to No Effect on Trade Prices

FMI’s analysis of recent US dollar movements and today’s September Import and Export Prices.

Data Round-Up: Initial UI Claims Remain Low, Job Openings Climb

FMI’s review of the latest Weekly Initial UI Claims data and this week’s August Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) results.

New ‘Ultimate’ Labor Indicators Offer More Noise than News

FMI’s commentary on the dueling Labor Market Conditions Indices released this week by the Federal Reserve and the Kansas City Fed.

Unemployment, By Any Measure, Keeps Getting Better

FMI’s commentary on the various measures of unemployment for September.

FMI Weekly Data Preview: October 6-10

FMI’s preview of the coming week’s smattering of data releases. There will be little in the way of hard data. Thus, attention will be focused on two dueling Fed interpretations of overall labor market health.

TOE Alert: Unexpected Fall in Industrial Production Leads Economists to Revise Downward Their GDP Forecasts

Japan's Industrial production fell 1.5% in August from July; economists had expected a 0.3% rise

Data Round-Up: September Jobs Report Shows Substantial Improvement

FMI’s analyses of this morning’s September Employment report, August International Trade data, and September Non-Manufacturing Index survey.

Domestic Auto & Light Truck Sales

FMI’s review of September vehicle sales results.

September Employment Preview: Expect +225K Private Payroll Jobs

FMI’s Preview of September Employment including analysis of the latest Weekly Initial UI Claims data.