Ben Bernanke on Unemployement

BernankeBen Bernanke, who will be replaced by Janet Yellen next year, had his last FOMC meeting of 2013 on December 18. At the press conference he gave his final remarks on unemployment and inflation. ConsulTree follows the unemployment situation closely. We believe the economy has enough ground to keep growing, but companies must keep acquiring top talent to leverage any continued upward trend.

The Federal Reserve has a target unemployment rate […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Blog, Leadership|0 Comments

Unemployment Rate September 2013

Unemployment  rate was released  2 weeks later than originally scheduled because of the recent partial Federal government shutdown. Data collection for the estimates in this release  had been completed prior to the shutdown in accordance with our normal schedule. However, the processing of some estimates and the production of the Employment Situation news release were delayed due to the shutdown.

Unemployment Rate

Establishment Survey Data

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in September, […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Unemployment Numbers and the Need for Planned Talent Acquisition

The United States Department of Labor releases the unemployment number the first Friday of every month. July’s unemployment was 7.4%, non-farm payrolls were 162.000. The labor market has dropped from 8.3% to 7.4% since last year. The unemployment number is a lagging indicator, long before the employment improves the economy has reactivated. Being this the case and with an economic rate policy at it lowest level, 0.25% for the longest time, it […]

By |September 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments