US productivity and labor costs Q4 2019

U.S. worker productivity rebounded in the fourth quarter, keeping labor costs in check.The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, increased at…

Weekly jobless claims

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to a nine-month low last week, suggesting a tightening labor market would continue to support the economy this year.Initial claims for…

Weekly mortgage refinance applications jump 15%

Homeowners rushed to take advantage of the sharp drop in interest rates last week.Refinance demand pushed mortgage application volume up 5% for the week to the highest level since 2013, according to…

ISM manufacturing index January 2020

Flextronics International Apple factory employees work on Apple Mac Pro computer assembly in Austin, TX, November 20, 2019.Tom Brenner | ReutersU.S. factory activity unexpectedly rebounded in January…

Weekly jobless claims fall

Job seekers wait in line to speak with representatives during a Choice Career Fair in Los Angeles.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits…

US GDP Q4 2019 first reading rose only 2.1%

A worker attaches a wiring harness to the chassis of an X model SUV at the BMW manufacturing facility in Greer, South Carolina, November 4, 2019.Charles Mostoller | ReutersWASHINGTON — The U.S.…