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The Most Important Thing to Know About Jobs Reports

One of the most discussed and most politicized pieces of economic data is the jobs report, released early in each month by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. When the economy ...
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The Labor Market Loves Quitters

Is your employee turnover rate in line with the national average? Or is employee retention a problem for your business?
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ITR Experts Say: Are Shipping Rates Another Threat to Trade?

In a recent blog post, I outlined the US’ shifting trade relationship with the rest of the world. In short, China is no longer our top trading partner; both Canada and Mexico ...
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ITR Experts Say: The Timing of the Next Cyclical Low

The US Industrial Production Index is ITR’s benchmark for the overall economy. Production is up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis (12/12 as of July 2019), and the data trend is ...
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ITR Experts Say: All Eyes on Hong Kong

Hong Kong has dominated global headlines during the past few months as a controversial extradition bill ignited protests and social unrest within the city, but at ITR we have ...
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ITR Experts Say: Shifting Trade Winds

Global trade winds are shifting. The tariff and trade policies of the Trump administration have generated unintended consequences. However, the stated goal of imposing these ...
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