HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT

BOE Keeps Rate At 0.25%, Warns Rates May Rise Faster In Case Of "Smooth" Brexit

"...the Committee judges that, if the economy follows a path broadly consistent with the May central projection, then monetary policy could need to be tightened by a somewhat greater extent over the forecast period than the very gently rising path implied by the market yield curve underlying the May projections."

Seven Years Of College Down The Drain

How many of your coworkers have a college degree?  If the answer is “Most” or “all”, you might assume that most American adults have one.  And that would be...  Wrong.

UMich Confidence Measure Disappoints Amid "Rising Uncertainty Due To The Partisan Divide"

"Democrats expect an imminent recession, higher unemployment, lower income gains, and more rapid inflation, while Republicans anticipate a new era of robust growth in incomes, job prospects, and lower inflation. It is a rare situation that combines increasing optimism, which promotes spending, and rising uncertainty which makes consumers more cautious spenders."

"Relief For Europe": Wall Street Analysts React To The Dutch Election

“It’s a big relief for markets, and this will prompt U.S. and U.K. investors to review their forecasts about the French presidential election. It’s positive for European assets, but without euphoria. It’s ‘back to business’ and we can focus on fundamentals and central banks again.”

Welcome To Sweden, Eldorado For Migrants!

Why is it that people from these three Muslim countries choose to cross Europe to come to Sweden? What is it that Sweden offers that attracts people from the other side of the world?

Fed's Harker Blames 'Prime-Aged' American Male Joblessness On Drug Abuse

For 60 years the labor force participation rate of 25-54 year old men in America has declined. There are many reasons for this existential decline, but Philly Federal Reserve President Pat Harker explained today during a Q&A session that he is concerned that more 25-54 year old men are out of the workforce and blamed "drug abuse" for the problem. Of course, this is not the first time Fed officials have claimed 'drug abuse' as an excuse for the failure of their policies. 

Labor Market Rolling Over: Hiring Below 2014 Levels, Despite Rising Job Openings

Confrming that the US labor market is indeed rolling over, despite the near record (if modestly declining) number of job openings, the pace of hiring has failed to keep up, and slid once again in September, declining by 187,000 to 5.081 million. It was also lower than the September 2014 number of hires which was 5,092 million.

Yellen Will Not Be Pleased: Job Openings Miss Most On Record, Tumble To 2015 Levels

Considered Janet Yellen's "favorite job market indicator", today's JOLTS report revealed an unpleasant headline print: in August the number of job openings tumbled by 388K, the most in 12 months, to 5.443 million, the lowest print since December 2015, and the biggest miss to expectations on record which stood at 5.727MM. One reason for the disappointing print may be that last month's data was revised substantially higher to 5.831MM.