#Andrew Flowers

Labor Economist

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The Fed’s Dilemma: Financial Distress or Entrenched Inflation?

14 Mar 23
Silicon Valley Bank’s failure from a lightning-quick bank run on March 10, the second largest in US history, has spooked financial markets.

Hitting The Snooze Button on the Recession Alarm Clock 

10 Mar 23
In February, the U.S. economy added 311,000 jobs, exceeding market expectations. Job gains and the labor market overall remain very strong.
4 minutes

The US Economy Shrugged Off A “Vibecession” Last Year 

09 Feb 23
There is a confounding disconnect between soft and hard data in the US. Gloomy consumers and businesses created a "vibecession" last year, even though the hard data was strong.
3 minutes

A “Wow” Jobs Report

03 Feb 23
The U.S. economy added an astonishing 517,000 net new jobs in January; last month's jobs report was almost too good to be true.
3 minutes

Slowing Wage Growth Is Actually a Good Thing

31 Jan 23
Wage growth slowed in the fourth quarter of 2022, encouraging news for Federal Reserve officials worried about too strong growth.
2 minutes

Are We Witnessing “Immaculate Disinflation”?

13 Jan 23
Today's inflation will determine tomorrow's labor market. What does the latest CPI report mean for 2023's economy?
4 minutes

2022 Ends On A Great Note

06 Jan 23
The U.S. job market ended 2022 with better-than-expected job growth, a 50-year low in the unemployment rate, and encouraging wage growth trends for the Fed’s fight against inflation
4 minutes

Too Much of a Good Thing

02 Dec 22
The U.S. job market may be too strong, despite headlines of tech layoffs and fears of recession. Employment gains exceeded expectations in November, while wage growth was super strong.
3 minutes

Labor Market Is A Bright Spot But It’s Not All Sunny

04 Nov 22
In October, 261,000 net new jobs were created – but the unemployment rate increased to 3.7% from 3.5 (which was a 50-year low).
5 minutes

Calm Under The Chaos: Spending Steady And Wage Growth Moderating

28 Oct 22
Our understanding of the economy is potentially at an inflection point. New data will give insights on the underlying calm of current chaos.
3 minutes

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