Category Archive for "Economy" | John Rothe | Portfolio Manager, Quant, Tech Geek, And Sometime Superhero To My Kids

Chart Of The Day: Jobs

From Chart of the Day: Today's chart provides some perspective in regards to the US job market. Note how the number of jobs steadily increased from 1961 to 2001 (top chart). During the last economic recovery (i.e. the end of 2001 to the end of 2007), job growth was unable to get back up to its ...

Operation Twist 2 – Not Enough??

Rumors have been flying around this week that the Fed will soon be announcing Operation Twist 2 - i.e. a continuation of the current Fed "stimulus" package. In past posts, I have mentioned the following chart which shows the correlation between Fed action and the stock market: For the past few days, the US equity market has ...

Chart of the Day: US Government Hiring Is Down

From Chart of the Day: The latest jobs report came out today with the Labor Department reporting that nonfarm payrolls (jobs) increased by 69,000 in May. Today's chart provides some insight into the current US job market by comparing the percentage change in total nonfarm payrolls (blue line) since the declared end of the Great Recession ...