As I stated in my July 12, 2010 post (“ECRI WLI Growth History“):
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021
The Philadelphia Fed 2nd Quarter 2021 Survey of Professional Forecasters was released on May 14, 2021. This survey is somewhat unique in various regards, such as it incorporates a longer time frame for various measures.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
The St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index (STLFSI2) is one index that is supposed to measure stress in the financial system. Its reading as of the May 13, 2021 update (reflecting data through May 7, 2021) is -.9396:
Friday, May 7, 2021
For reference purposes, below are five charts that display growth in payroll employment, as depicted by the Total Nonfarm Payroll measures (FRED data series PAYEMS).
Shortly after each monthly employment report I have been posting a continual series titled “3 Critical Unemployment Charts.”
As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post (“A Note About Unemployment Statistics”), in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction; they serve to understate the severity of unemployment.
My overall analysis indicates a continuing elevated and growing level of financial danger which contains many worldwide and U.S.-specific “stresses” of a very complex nature. I have written numerous posts on this site concerning both ongoing and recent “negative developments.” These developments, as well as other exceedingly problematical conditions, have presented a highly perilous economic environment that endangers the overall financial system.