The weather boosted employment gains in January. The question is: how much? The BLS reported 226 thousand people were employed in non-agriculture industries, with a job, but not at work due to bad weather. The average for January over the previous 10 years was 347 thousand. The BLS also reported 744 thousand people were usually […]
The key reports this week are January CPI and retail sales. For manufacturing, the January Industrial Production report will be released. Fed Chair Powell testifies to Congress this week. —– Monday, Feb 10th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Feb 11th —–6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for January.
I admit I try not to work on Saturdays. I like my work. I also enjoy leisure time. But today I am going to speak to young accountants about green accounting. And that means dragging myself into London and back, and train time means time to blog*, and time to think about what I am […]