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Jon Barsanti Jr

Demystifying the Data that is released every day, week and month.

January Existing Home Sales Forecast: Surprise!

Normally the new home construction for a given month is released first, followed by the existing home sales data and then the new home sales data. This week we receive the January existing home sales data, the December new construction data, and the December New Home Sales data. This column has already published a forecast article for the December data. This article only examines the existing home sales data.

January’s Aging Workforce: Grayer

January Record Worker Levels for those over 55 Years of Old The January Jobs Report caught some people off-guard. The “experts” were anticipating a slower growth month, possibly slowing to 165,000 to 175,000 workers being added to the economy. Some prognosticators thought that he seasonally adjusted “non-farm payroll” […]