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The BLS and the Fed Are Playing Chicken

caseyresearch.com / by Dennis Miller / March 25, 2015

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that February 2015 employment had increased by 295,000 jobs and unemployment had dropped down to 5.5%, predictable hoopla and cheering from the political class followed.

Then the Dow dropped, with some fearing the Fed might actually start […]

Experimental CPI Index; BLS Disclaimer vs. Mish Recommended Disclaimer

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / March 18, 2015

Were you aware that in addition to the regular monthly CPI updates, the BLS also calculates an “Experimental CPI Index” for those age 62 and older?

Experimental CPI Index

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Why No Wage Increases: More Than Half Of Jobs Added In February Were Lowest-Quality, Lowest-Paying

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/06/2015 10:15

It has become a running joke: month after month after month, the punditry says wages hikes are coming… they are coming any second, just be patient. And month after month the punditry refuses to accept the simple reason why not even the BLS’ goalseeked data does […]

Did The BLS Again Forget To Count The Tens Of Thousands Of Energy Job Losses?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/06/2015 09:23

A month ago we asked if the “BLS Forget To Count Thousands Of Energy Job Losses” when as we showed, the BLS reported that only 1,900 jobs were lost in the entire oil and gas extraction space, which was a vast underestimation of what is taking […]

Challenger Job Cuts Surge 19%; Energy Sector Is 38% Of Total: “Falling Oil Hasn’t Resulted In Higher Retail Spending”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/05/2015 08:22 -0500

A month ago we asked if, perchance, the BLS had simply forgotten to add any of the job losses in the energy sector in January, when it reported a drop of just 1900 jobs in the entire Oil and Gas Extraction space, compared to 18K actual […]

The One Number The Market Is Focused On: Real Hourly Wages Surge Most Since Lehman Deflationary Shock

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/26/2015 09:09

In today’s deluge of macro data, one number stood out: the parallel release by the BLS of the real average hourly earnings, which is simply taking the previously reported nominal hourly wage data, and applying whatever deflator gets released in parallel by the BLS. And, not […]

Who Is Telling The Inflation Truth? The Government Or Mickey Mouse

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/24/2015 13:22

Originally posted at The National Inflation Asscoiation,

The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that it has significantly raised the price of a single-day admission ticket to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Last year, Disney sold Magic Kingdom tickets for $99, […]

A SPADE CAN NEVER BE CALLED A SPADE!

blog.milesfranklin.com / by Bill Holter / February 10th, 2015

Yesterday we looked at the situations in both Ukraine and Greece, and how they are both out of money which makes them potential “flash points” for reality to set in. What I’d like to talk about today are the various “slights of hand” and why a […]

Why Bank Of America Is Stumped: Despite “Lower Gas Prices” US Consumer Spending Has Plunged

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/10/2015 11:54

One just has to laugh while reading the following hilarious attempt to justify the cognitive dissonance by Bank of America’s analysts – and everyone else for that matter – who were oh so certain that tumbling (if not any more) gas prices would translate into a […]

Daily Pfennig: It’s A Jobs Jamboree Friday!

caseyresearch.com / By Chuck Butler / February 6, 2015

In This Issue.

* It’s all about U.S. jobs today. * China moves to export capital. * Sentiment moves markets these days! * Denmark moves negative rates wider.

And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

It’s A Jobs Jamboree Friday!.

Good Day!… And a Happy […]

Where The Jobs Were In January: Education, Health And Retail

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/06/2015 10:41

As already observed, when it comes to tracking the job losses in the energy space, the BLS had some rather significant “seasonally-adjusted” or otherwise issues in January, reporting just 1.9K job losses in the oil and energy exploration space, when the reality was orders of magnitude […]

Did The BLS Forget To Count Thousands Of Energy Job Losses?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/06/2015 09:52

One of the convenient things about the sharp plunge in crude and its subsequent and acute impact on energy company staffing levels, is that due to its concentrated nature one can keep track of precisely how many layoffs corporations in the energy sector announced in January. […]

BLS Unleashes Whopping Revisions To 2014 Jobs Data, Now Reports 423K Job Gains In November

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/06/2015 09:06 -0500

As reported first thing this morning, in addition to the jobs and wages numbers, perhaps just as importantly, the BLS would revise its entire 2014 jobs data series, which it did today as it noted:

Establishment survey data have been revised as a result of the […]

Canada Just “Revised” All Of Its 2014 Job Gains 35% Lower

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/28/2015 08:47

Who can forget the farce conducted by Canada’s labor statistics office back in August when, as we reported, “Canada Releases Atrocious Jobs Data; Then Revises It Above The Highest Estimate Following Public Outcry.” It was then that we got our first hint that when it comes to […]

Daily Pfennig: Gold Is Back to $1,300!

caseyresearch.com / By Chuck Butler / January 21, 2015

In This Issue.

* N.Z. 4th QTR CPI .8% YOY. * Nowotny boosts the euro for the day. * BOE members could have just asked Chuck. * Germany gets 120 tonnes of Gold back!

And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

Gold Is Back to […]

Decoupling Just Died: December New Orders Plunge Below Polar Vortex Level, Optimism Plummets To 2012 Levels

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/02/2015 10:24

There is a simple reason why Zero Hedge has been doggedly following the not seasonally adjusted all-important New Orders number component of the ISM (see Fooling All The Experts With Seasonal Adjustments, All Of The Time). That reason is that as a result of flawed Arima-X-12 […]

Obama To Announce Ash Carter As New Defense Chief, Boast About November Jobs: Live Webcast

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/05/2014 10:12

The ink isn’t dry yet on the amazing midterm drubbing of the democrats over what most Americans said were deteriorating economic issues and a recovery that continues to only be there on BLS goalseeked paper, and lo and behold, here is Obama, about to boast about […]

Record Beef Prices Soaring By 28% Got You Down? Then Drown Your Sorrows In Cheaper Booze

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 11/18/2014 09:38

The bad news in today’s PPI inflation report: pork prices surged yet again, rising 6.8% on the month, and up 24% from a year ago, while beef/veal costs rose by 2.1% on the month to a record indexed 251.8% (we dread to wade through the BLS […]

John Williams’ Take On The October Unemployment Report: “The Economy Remains In Terrible Shape”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/10/2014 11:40

When it comes to inflation data, there are two parallel sources: the BLS, and ShadowStats’ John Williams, who continues to plough through the underlying “data” using pre-pre-pre-revision protocols, and every month reveals a parallel universe in which something shocking is revealed: the truth. Here is his take […]

IS OBAMA “THE BEST ECONOMIC PRESIDENT IN MODERN TIMES?”

dollarvigilante.com / By Jeff Berwick / 2014/10/10

This week, people still brainwashed by the two-party system have shared articles with titles like “It’s Official: President Obama Is The Best Economic President In Modern Times.” Taking the clickbait, I dove head first into this article, only to discover it was linking to Forbes, a publication […]