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Recovery? No Jobs for the Young, No Retirement for the Old

The Fed’s Zero Interest Rate Policy has destroyed low-risk yields on retirement funds, greatly reducing the yield on retirement savings. As a a direct result of Fed policy (designed to recapitalize banks at the expense of savers & retirees), those hoping to retire have been forced to put their savings at risk or working longer because the low-risk yield on retirement savings are now meager.

Higher Than Expected Jobs, Give Yellen Green Light To Hike Rates

While the strong jobs number is strong enough to give Yellen a green light for a September rate hike (or even June), what is most notable is the jump in average hourly earnings, which rose by 0.3%, above the 0.2% expected, & well above the 0.1% in April, suggesting the slack in the labor force is indeed evaporating.

"Off The Grid" Indicators Suggest US Economy Anything But On Solid Ground

In summary, this turn through our Off the Grid indicators show a U.S. economy that is still only gradually on the mend. Consumers are no longer as afraid of systemic failure of the banking system, hence the decline in gold and silver coin demand. At the same time, food insecurity is still an issue and food inflation is on the rise.

Sum of Unemployment and Inflation: The New Misery Index

The Status Quo is desperate to mask the declining fortunes of those who earn income from work and so figured out how to game unemployment and inflation to the point that these metrics are meaningless. The Misery Index 2.0 strips away the phony facade of bogus unemployment and inflation numbers.

Jobs Market: The True U.S. Rate of Unemployment is 23.2%

Dearth of jobs resulted in Americans giving up looking for non-existent jobs and thus ceased being counted in the labor force. The 6.2% US unemployment rate is misleading as it excludes discouraged workers who have given up and left the labor force because there are no jobs to be found.

Has The Next Recession Already Begun For America’s Middle Class?

In most of the cities in the nation except in a very few, evidence continues to mount that the next recession has already begun for the poor and the middle class. Unless the employment situation in the U.S. starts to turn around, there does not seem to be much hope that the middle class will recover any time soon.

This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like

Thanks to offshoring of millions of jobs, replacement of workers with technology & overall weakness of the US economy, the percentage of Americans that are actually working is significantly lower than it was when this century began. The truth is that more good jobs are being lost every single day in America.

No Janet Yellen, The Economy Is NOT “Getting Better”

Janet Yellen went before Congress & confidently declared that economic recovery gained greater traction in the second half of last year & that substantial progress has been made in restoring the economy to health. In fact there are all sorts of signs the economy is taking a turn for the worse.

Employment Is A Reflection Of Economic Activity And Growth

With the system of measuring employment being overly complicated & subject to a wide degree of interpretation & manipulation, it is not surprising that the monthly reports draw such emotional arguments. In reality what we all want to know is whether employment is getting better or worse?

Is The U.S. Unemployment About To Spike Higher?

As per the latest weekly Gallup Survey, Unemployment has surged from its April lows of 7.3% to 8.9%, which certainly doesn’t bode well for continued increases in the upcoming BLS employment reports

The "Labor Hoarding" Effect

Just recently the April employment report was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) which showed a surprise jump […]

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