Thursday, October 9, 2014


Bloomberg | Jobless Claims in U.S. Fall, With Average at Eight-Year Low
A healthier job market helped spark the biggest gain in Americans’ confidence in almost a year, raising prospects for the economy at the start of fourth quarter.
Wall Street Journal | Manufacturing Wages Rise Fast in Some Areas
Manufacturing wages are rising at a rapid clip in some major industrial states as shortages of certain skills and gradually falling unemployment rates force more companies to pay up to attract and retain workers.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Market Watch | Employers take record-long time to fill job openings
Employers are taking a record-long time to fill open positions, highlighting a major challenge that companies face in a strengthening economy, according to data released Wednesday.