The Economy is on the Up, But Not Up to Predicted Levels
Published October 8, 2004 in ECONOMY
Yes, its true, or economy is on the UP. However,
the outcomes still remain to be a little slightly lower than expected. This
is especially true for the increase of non-foreign funded jobs during the
month of September. The US government had hoped on 150,000 new jobs for
September. The actual numbers show we only filled two-thirds of this quota
Non-foreign funded jobs are on the increase, with a slight halt for the
month of September.
Even though Senator Kerry claims this numbers to be 'disappointing,' Fed
officials say they are highly confident on the future of the economy and
the job rate, they therefore do not plan on halting increases short-term
interest rates [a rate that has lifted from a low 1% to a still low 1.75%].
So, expect a couple more rate increases before this year is out.
With a presidential race that is extremely close, it is apparent that both
sides will claim these numbers to be 'disappointing' or 'on the right path.'
Since the economy hit its low back in August, 2003, there has been an increase
of just under two million jobs. While the hopeful goal of added jobs was
set at ~150,000 a month, our current monthly average is ~140,000 a month.
Depending on which political side you are on, you may find problems or perks
with these numbers.
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