Data Round-Up: NFIB, JOLTs, Manpower Underscore Improving Labor Markets

FMI’s analyses of today’s August NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, July JOLTS data and the 14Q4 Manpower Employment Index.

Labor Participation Likely to Edge Down Further Ahead

FMI’s commentary on the likely course of Labor Participation and our review of the latest Weekly Initial UI Claims data.

Data Round-Up: Real Consumption Likely Up +2% in 14Q3

FMI’s analyses of today’s August Retail Sales and July Business Inventories reports as well as reviews of August Bank Lending & Money Supply data and August Import and Export Prices.

FMI Weekly Data Preview: September 15-19

FMI’s Preview of the coming week’s major data reports.

Data Round-Up: Equipment Sector, Vehicles to Add Solidly to 14Q3 GDP

FMI’s analysis of this morning’s August Industrial Production report as well as notes on the September NY Fed Empire regional manufacturing survey.

Fed May Alter Forward Guidance, But Data Always Drive Policy

FMI’s commentary on possible changes to the FOMC’s forward guidance at this week’s meeting.

Data Round-Up: CPI Moderated in August; FOMC Likely to Make Little Change to Guidance

FMI’s analyses of this morning’s August CPI as well as a review of this week’s August PPI results.

Yellen Refines Exit Strategy, ‘Go’ Date Still Data Dependent

Yellen Refines Exit Strategy, ‘Go’ Date Still Data Dependent

Data Round-Up: Claims, Regional Surveys Point to Further Economic Improvement

FMI’s reviews of today’s September Philadelphia Fed Regional Manufacturing survey, the latest Weekly UI Claims & Rail Traffic data and August Housing Starts results.

The Cost of Farm Protectionism - Part 2

Richard Katz continues to detail the costs to the Japanese economy of the continued protection of inefficient farm sectors, not only the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks but via all sorts of domestic measures.