Tagged Unemployment

U.S. President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner (L) and the head of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, talk with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne (C) during Trump's meeting with U.S. auto industry CEOs at the White House in Washington January 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSX4VT

Alternative Economic Data

By Torus Lu In one way or another, many of the statistics used to track American economic activity can be misrepresented to support the president’s policy goals. The current White House has embraced that fact wholeheartedly. Here’s a list: Trade Deficits The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Trump administration is considering altering the…

How Now, High Dow?

By: Alex Edquist On March 5, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a record by closing at 14,253.77.  The previous record had been set in October 2007, just before the financial crisis began.  For the next week and a half, the Dow continued to climb, breaking its previous record every day until closing at 14,539…

Pay Attention, Generation Y

By: Jacqueline Van De Velde The stories are familiar. The international affairs major working at Jittery Joes. The philosophy major waiting tables at Steak ‘n Shake. The chemistry major bagging groceries at Kroger. For recent graduates, the job market is bleak. Unemployment rates are higher for recent graduates than they have been in the last…

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