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August Jobs Report – Will it be Enough?



The August jobs report showed another month of positive job growth, adding 173,000 jobs, but that number was below the 220,000 expected. The unemployment rate fell to 5.1% and the labor force participation rate remained at 62.6%. The question is whether or not this report will be enough for the…

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Battle of the Dueling Price Indexes



In this blog post, I would like to discuss the widening gap between core Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal Consumer Expenditure (PCE) inflation. In April, the core (ex-food and energy) CPI increased at the fastest monthly pace since August 2011, 0.3%. Year over year, core CPI inflation…

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