Tag: employment

  • Economic confusion for 2022

    Economic confusion for 2022

    Microsoft losing talent, Walgreens is booming, AT&T exceeds expectations, some confusing economic numbers, and much much more!

  • Systemic Inflation

    Systemic Inflation

    COVID-19 policies creating systemic inflation, 100 year old trucking company folds, tax loss harvesting, and much more!

  • Inflation remains a lingering problem

    Inflation remains a lingering problem

    I wish the federal government would back off a bit. Then we might know exactly where we stand. Eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, a $1 trillion plus infrastructure bill, and now a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint will only cloud things on this economy. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that its consumer-price index rose 5.4% in July from a […]

  • Unemployment drops to 5.4% on strong jobs report

    Unemployment drops to 5.4% on strong jobs report

    U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 943,000 in July, from June’s upwardly revised gain of 938,000, the Labor Department said Friday. The July jobs increase was the largest since August 2020. The unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, fell to 5.4% in July from 5.9% in June. The number of Americans working […]

  • Chasing The Yield Podcast – July 19, 2021

    Chasing The Yield Podcast – July 19, 2021

    Markets are taking a dive, J&J has more problems, Microsoft blames Israeli group, OPEC reaches compromise, hotels eliminating housekeeping, and much more!

  • Hotels may adopt permanent elimination of daily housekeeping service

    Hotels may adopt permanent elimination of daily housekeeping service

    I used to travel four or five times a year where I stayed in hotels. I continued that a bit during the pandemic. Hotels suspended daily housekeeping services unless you request them. Now that things are loosening up the policy hasn’t changed. It seems the companies operating hotels came to the conclusion people don’t mind […]

  • The Yield – Week ending July 2, 2021

    The Yield – Week ending July 2, 2021

    Cars selling above sticker price, Microsoft strikes a deal with AT&T, a good jobs report, investors may be overly optimistic, and more!

  • Good jobs report lifts markets

    Good jobs report lifts markets

    It’s good to see employment is continuing to increase. The more people participating in the economy the better it is for everyone. The U.S. economy added 850,000 jobs in June as the labor market heated up after a spring lull. The unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, rose to 5.9% from 5.8%, the Labor […]

  • The Yield – Week ending June 18, 2021

    The Yield – Week ending June 18, 2021

    Stocks drop for the week, oil prices hit a high, jobless claims increase, the year of the individual investor, Microsoft names new board chairman, IBM closes an acquisition, Sonoco expands recycling, and Verizon gets a contract. All that including my weekly portfolio update and dividend news

  • Jobless claims on the rise

    Jobless claims on the rise

    Is this something to worry about or a temporary blip? My guess is that it’s a temporary blip. I don’t expect anything near normal with the economy and employment until some time next year. It is a little odd though with so many jobs open that there would be more an increase in unemployment filings. […]