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The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities, Second Edition by Bernard Baumohl

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Chapter 3The Most Influential U.S. Economic Indicators

Employment Situation

Market Sensitivity: Very high.What Is It: The most eagerly awaited news on the economy. Are jobs being created? It has great economic and political significance.News Release on the Internet: http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htmHome Web Address: http://stats.bls.gov/Release Time: 8:30 a.m. (ET); generally announced on the first Friday of each month and covers the month just concluded.Frequency: Monthly.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.Revisions: Can be major. Revisions often go back two months with each release. The government does benchmark changes for the establishment (or payroll) survey every June. Benchmark changes for the household ...

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