The US Labor Market In One Chart (According To The Fed)

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Having spent the last few years blowing away the importance of the unemployment rate propaganda as participation rates have now become mainstream media discussion points, we were not surprised when the Fed admitted that it uses a "dashboard" of various employment measures (even if the world watches payrolls data as if there life depended upon it). As The Fed's Jim Bullard shows in his latest presentation, there are 13 variables the Fed follows. As the following chart shows, the surge in temporary help services hardly supports the great news that Friday's jobs data appeared to be (given stock market reactions).



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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:06 | 4838532 zorba THE GREEK
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With McDonalds sales being flat, the main driver of employment in the nation is faltering

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:29 | 4838595 ShrNfr
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I don't have any beef with that comment.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:15 | 4838904 rubiconsolutions
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When did Hasbro start using a Spirograph to do charts for the Fed?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:07 | 4838537 NOTaREALmerican
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That's not a jobs chart!   That was design to hypnotize Hedglings into buying stocks!!!!



Tue, 06/10/2014 - 06:17 | 4839824 what's that smell
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more like a web to catch muppets and suck them dry.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:08 | 4838545 ParkAveFlasher
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I used to frickin' love Galaga.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:15 | 4838561 kchrisc
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I still do. Remember Sinistar?!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:28 | 4838593 NOTaREALmerican
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Who doesn't remember Frank !

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:23 | 4838758 Cthonic
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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:35 | 4838606 karp4cy
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I think Tempest is the 80's video game reference you were looking for...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:23 | 4838576 oklaboy
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looks like the background video to indagaaada divvvvvaaadddaaaa ( in the garden of eden)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:23 | 4838577 oklaboy
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looks like the background video to indagaaada divvvvvaaadddaaaa ( in the garden of eden)

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:21 | 4839601 angel_of_joy
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You mean "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida".

Google too hard for you, oklaboy ?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:30 | 4838598 Australian Economist
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If this was Football Manager May 2014 would make a decent Defensive Midfielder

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:38 | 4838613 ebworthen
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So everything is worse than 2004 other than temp. help and initial unemployment claims. 


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:03 | 4838682 I Write Code
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Shelob has eaten the labor market.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:47 | 4838829 The Most Intere...
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Bullard is just making shit up at this point.

"Hey Janet, look what my little girl brought home from her 3rd grade art class.

Jim that is so nice. Tell ya what, let's use it as an employment chart this month. All in favor?

I's have it!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:53 | 4838847 zaphod42
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At last!  A schematic of the spider web that is the FED. 


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