Average Duration of Unemployment by sslifer | Jan 8, 2021 | Employment, NumberNomics Notes | 4 comments January 8, 2021 The average duration of unemployment continued to rise in December by 0.4 week to 23.4 weeks as many of the people that became unemployed earlier in the year remain unemployed. Stephen Slifer NumberNomics Charleston, SC 4 Comments George Pugh on November 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm Steve, I want to express my appreciation for your weekly letter. You have so much insight into the numbers and their relationship to each other. I look forward to the letter each week and it serves as my primary source of information regarding the direction of our economy. Thank you very much! sslifer on November 7, 2014 at 9:17 pm Thanks, George. There is a lot going on, especially now with all these expected changes in Fed policy, central banks going in different directions for the first time in five years, and the huge increase in oil production here in the U.S. It implies lots of volatility going forward in stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities. I try to look at all the moving parts and come up with some sort of a view. It may not always be right, but I like to think it is at least well thought out. In the end, I want to provide all of my readers with something to think about that perhaps they have not heard elsewhere. If I can do that, I feel like I have done my job. Steve Bruce Kinney on June 7, 2019 at 2:35 pm Thank you so much for your keen observations and simplified explanations. Your continue to help our management team of metals experts understand the impact of the financial gymnastics of the day. Can’t tell you how many times we count on your Friday letter to make sense of the week behind us and keep us optimistic about the road ahead. Thank you again and ongoing. sslifer on June 7, 2019 at 8:19 pm Thanks Bruce. Nice to hear from you. Things have certainly gotten interesting lately. While I dislike Trump, at the beginning I thought his tax cuts were good for the country and would help not just that year’s GDP growth but longer-term GDP growth as well. That was good policy. But now his trade policy has gotten out of control. He is undoing a lot of the good he did earlier. He has certainly made the markets nervous, but whether the economy suffers as much as everybody seems to expect currently and the Fed eases aggressively remains to be seen. All the best. Steve Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.