Unemployment vs. Job Openings

July 7, 2020 The  Labor Department reported that job openings rose 8.0% in May to 5,397 thousand after having declined 16.9% in April and 14.2% in March.  As the economic expansion, which began in May, gathers momentum the number of job openings will rise gradually...

Car and Truck Sales

July 2, 2020 Unit car and truck sales rose 5.7% in June to 13.046 million after have surged by 41.8% in May.  But those gains only partially offset the stunning declines of 32.0% in March and 23.6% in April.  Car sales in February — before the pandemic shutdown...

Private Employment

July 2, 2020 Private sector employment rose 4,767 in June after having climbed by 3,232 thousand in May after having plunged by 19,835 jobs in April and 1,335 thousand in March. Given the sharp drop in employment beginning in March and continuing into April, the...