Economic Indexes

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Employers Anticipate Increasing Staff Levels in Q3 2016, While Overall Hiring Intentions Continue to Dip

Jun 16th, 2016 | By
United States Q3 2016 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (PRNewsFoto/ManpowerGroup)

Press Release/Manpower Group U.S. employers indicate stable hiring plans for the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released today by ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). Taking into account seasonal variations, the Net Employment Outlook is +15%, making anticipated hiring relatively stable, both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. View complete Q3 2016 survey results
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Study: Northwest economies are healthy

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
Idaho Outline Yellow

Staff Report Associated Press The middle ground is a pretty comfortable place to be. Idaho’s economy may not be the strongest in the union, but it isn’t bad, either, according to economic data collector WalletHub’s latest analysis. While the nation’s economy has been growing steadily since the recession, within its borders economic performance varies. Idaho made
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Idaho ranks 12 in nation for fiscal health

Jun 6th, 2016 | By
Mercatus Idaho

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal The Mercatus Center at George Mason University released it’s 2016 fiscal health rankings today, showing that Idaho is doing just fine fiscally. Since last year’s report, the state even moved up in the ranks by three spots. “Idaho’s fiscal position is strong,” the report says. This is the second year
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US consumer confidence slips in May

May 31st, 2016 | By

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell for a second month in May to the lowest level since November. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence slipped to 92.6 last month from 94.7 in April. The May reading matched the level in November. Both months were
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