Initial Unemployment Claims

December 5, 2019 Initial unemployment claims fell 10 thousand in the week ending November 30 to 203 thousand.  The four-week average of claims declined 2 thousand to 218 thousand.  The 4-week average for the week of April 13 of 202 thousand was the lowest for the...

ADP Employment

December 4, 2019 .As shown above the ADP survey shows an impressive correlation with the private sector portion of the payroll employment data to be released a couple of days later.  And well it should.  ADP, or Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is a provider of...

Unemployment vs. Job Openings

November 5, 2019 The  Labor Department reported that job openings fell 3.8% in September to 7,024 thousand after having risen 1.8% in August.  Job openings remain at a very elevated level.  Indeed, there are far more job openings today than there were prior to the...