Posts tagged "Ben Bernake"

Is Our Economy Improving?

Is Our Economy Improving?
This is the question that most Americans are asking themselves?  Is our economy improving?  Are we headed in the right direction as a nation or are we floundering and headed toward a double-dip recession?  Even the economists can’t agree on what is actually happening here in the U.S.and the world economy. When the stock market... Read more »

Recent Jobless Claims Report: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Recent Jobless Claims Report: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The good news is in today’s jobless claims report is that the number of people still receiving benefits under regular State programs fell drastically to 68,000 in the week ending 4/16 to 3.64 million people.  This is the lowest level since September, 2008.   The bad news is that claims for unemployment benefits rose last... Read more »

Inflation Rises As Jobless Claims Increase: The Recession Continues

Corporations are making money, the stock market is well over 12,000 as investors cash in on their earnings, but inflation is starting to rise as costs for energy and food drove the latest number to an increase of .4%, making it the largest gain in inflation since October, 2009.  Our national debt is beginning to... Read more »
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Job Seekers Drop Out of Job Search in December: Long Road for the Unemployed

Job Seekers Drop Out of Job Search in December: Long Road for the Unemployed
The national jobless rate for December dropped to 9.4% from 9.8% the previous month.  Unfortunately, the decline in jobless claims only dropped because 260,000 American job seekers stopped looking for employment last month.  December was the 20th month in a row that the unemployment has been above 9%, which is a post World War II... Read more »

Weekly Jobless Claims Up 13,000, Dollar falls and Gold Continues to Rise

Weekly Jobless Claims Up 13,000, Dollar falls and Gold Continues to Rise
Ben Bernake The weekly jobless claims for the week ending October 8th rose by 13,000 to 462,000. Economists had expected the number to fall 443,000. Our economy is still bleeding jobs at a record pace with little sign that companies will be hiring with any urgency, soon.  The continuing claims fell by 112,000 to 4.4... Read more »