Monthly Archives: September 2013

“wealth” boosted by unfunded pensions; GDP revision shows Q2 PCE deflation; August incomes and spending, and durable goods

in a few days we’ll know which of the two upcoming budget crises we’ll face; as it seems unlikely that we’ll get through the month without either a shutdown of “non-essential” government operations or a debt ceiling crisis which could … Continue reading

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Census report on 2012 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance; August reports on industrial production and consumer prices

we should at least note that the US fiscal year ends in 8 days, on September 30, and as of today there hasn’t been any serious movement in Congress to pass a budget to fund the government past October 1st….in … Continue reading

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census poverty & income screenshots

income and poverty table since 1990: income and poverty tab;e since 1967: income and poverty tab;e since 1967: income since 1967 chart: poverty since 1967 chart:

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August retail sales eclipsed by July revisions; July’s consumer credit; July job openings and job turnover

the most widely watched economic release of this past week was the Advance Report on Retail Sales for August (pdf) from the Census bureau, which estimated that retail sales grew at a 0.2% seasonally adjusted rate in August, much slower … Continue reading

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August retail & July G19 & JOLTS screenshots

monthly and annual percent changes: August and July changes: July non-revolving credit: jobs to job openings: jobs to hires and separations:

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August jobs report with major seasonal discrepancy; July’s trade deficit and the July Mortgage Monitor

there really isn’t much good that can be said about the report on employment situation for August from the BLS; we saw a subpar number of jobs added, again mostly in low paying industries, and there were substantial downward revisions … Continue reading

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July LPS graphics

monthly delinquent and foreclosure percentages: monthly new and repeat foreclosures: July active and delinquent by product type: July distressed sales percentage by state: July delinquent and foreclosure state table: July loan counts, delinquency buckets and pipeline time:

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