Employment by Industry

The total number of seasonally adjusted non-farm people employed in the US in January 2017 was 145,554,000. This figure was up 2,240,000 (+1.56%) year on year and increased by of 227,000 month on month (0.16%). The economy continues to create strong overall job growth, averaging 187,000 jobs per month. Splitting the jobs into goods producing [...]

Currency Report

The US dollar (USD) continues to advance against a basket of currencies known as the Broad Index. The January 2017 Broad index value was 102.82, up 1.4% from the 101.40 posting of January 2016. Over the past three months the index has surged by 4.9%. The USD bull market will likely continue into 2017 as a [...]

Non Residential Construction Forecast

Twice per year the American Institute of Architects (AIA) gathers construction forecasts from seven well-known forecasting entities. These firms individually predict growth for the 2017 and 2018 non-residential construction market. From this input the AIA then produces a consensus forecast. The firms participating in this activity include: Dodge Data and Analytics, IHS Economics, Moody’s Economy.com, [...]