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In the endless debate of healthcare and the influx of more and more illegal aliens entering our country we all seem to have an opinion. It’s been the cause of debates, fights, “unfriending” and even physical violence. At the risk of sounding sanctimonious, I deal with it every […]

March Retail Forecast: Firing on All Cylinders

Retail sales set a record during 2018. We have seen record non-seasonally adjusted retail sales during January and February of 2019. March is normally a strong month for retail sales due to the Spring Housing Market. Expect non-seaosnlly adjusted retail sales growth in all sectors month to month and march to March. The seasonally adjusted sales may have one of two slower sales levels March to March.

March Jobs Report Rebound

The March Jobs number rebounded from the “weak” headline number last month. Last month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) worker data was “weak” and the Current Population Survey (CPS) jobs data was strong. This month the CES data was strong and the CPS data was weak. Long term we are seeing full-time jobs replace part-time jobs.