Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, April 04, 2014 3:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The latest employment reading shows that the job market is moving forward, but in a lower gear.

Thursday, March 06, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week’s employment reading may answer questions about hiring, raises and the weather.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Fed’s Beige Book survey of regional economic activity reflects a tough winter.

Monday, February 03, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Who cares about the Super Bowl? The financial community is ready to tackle another jobs report.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:00 pm
By Allison Ross ·

The Beige Book, a compilation of reports from regional Federal Reserve banks, shows the U.S. economy continues to grow at a moderate pace.

Monday, January 13, 2014 12:58 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The healing of the job market has been frustratingly slow. ManpowerGroup CEO Jeff Joerres says this recovery is different.

Friday, January 10, 2014 3:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Although unemployment dipped in December, the Labor Department reported that the number of jobs created fell far short of expectations.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 4:58 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Those looking for work should expect hiring to accelerate this year and the quality of jobs to improve.

Friday, September 06, 2013 4:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

On the surface, August jobs numbers released by the Labor Department might seem OK. But they’re not what one wants to see at this point in an economic recovery.