Katia Dmitrieva

Government, Business

US Factory Output Declines by Most Since April Due to GM Strike

GM worker in Flint, Mich. A GM worker on the chassis line in Flint, Mich., in June. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

U.S. manufacturing output slumped in October by the most in six months as an auto workers strike at General Motors Co. curtailed vehicle production and the trade war continued to weigh on other factories.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019
Government, Business

Quality Trails Quantity in US Job Market, Index Shows

Jobs Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

If quality is more important than quantity, the U.S. labor market isn’t as good as the headline numbers indicate, according to new research.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2019
Government, Business

Payrolls, Wages Miss Estimates in New Sign of Downshift

Payroll Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

U.S. hiring missed projections in September and wage gains cooled, offering a warning that the record-long expansion is poised for further slowing even as the jobless rate fell to a half-century low.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2019
Government, Business

Weak Jobs Outlook Echoes Disaster-Hit Months

Jobs Bloomberg News

The last time U.S. payroll forecasts were this low, hurricanes had slammed the country in 2017, temporarily closing businesses. Or go back to 2013 when there was a federal government shutdown.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business

Unemployment Filings Rise at Lower-Than-Expected Rate

unemployment filings Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose less than estimated and remained around historically low levels, offering the latest signs that the labor market is holding up.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Output Rises More Than Forecast in Broad Gain

Factory Worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory output increased in August by more than forecast in a broad advance that signals manufacturing may be starting to stabilize.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business

Core Producer-Price Index Posts First Drop in Two Years

Forklift working in warehouse Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A measure of underlying U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in July, with the first drop since early 2017 adding to signs of muted inflation that may reinforce the case for further Federal Reserve easing.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2019
Government, Business

Consumers Gauge Inflation Better Than Economists, CBO Finds

Consumer Getty Images

A new Congressional Budget Office research paper showing consumer price expectations better gauged the future direction of inflation than economists’ forecasts over two decades through 2018.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
August 6, 2019
Government, Business

Services Join Factories With Slowest Growth Since 2016

Services Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

A gauge of service industries declined in July to an almost three-year low as orders continued to cool, indicating a sluggish start to the third quarter for the biggest part of the economy.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
August 5, 2019
Government, Business

Growth Slows to 2.1%, Beating Estimates

GDP Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg News

U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter by less than forecast as consumer spending topped estimates, though weaker business investment and exports underscored the risks spurring the Federal Reserve toward an interest-rate cut July 31.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2019

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