Companies Will Not Hire to Fill Record Job Openings [Eurodollar University, Ep. 177b]



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US Job Openings are near record highs, suggesting a rip-roaring economy. But Hires are nowhere near the same heights, suggesting a lousy economy. On the other hand, quits are at record highs, suggesting great opportunities for employees to upgrade. How to reconcile the conflicting signals?


-----EP. 177b TOPICS------
00:00 INTRO: Initial claims for unemployment benefits in the USA are at 52-year lows; all clear?
01:08 US Job Openings for October are near all-time highs; incredible and unbelievable!
02:22 US Job Hires are high (unadjusted), good (adj.) and ugly (relative to US Job Openings).
07:49 US employees are quitting in record numbers; in the Covidica era is that a good thing?
10:57 Various economic accounts in the United States has stalled since the summer of 2021.
12:28 Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a blistering government response to the Great Depression.
15:36 The increase in oil and gasoline prices may have put the kibosh on economic activity.
17:56 OUTRO: We expected reflation in 2021 but that's not what we got, since March-to-May.



----EP. 177b REFERENCES---
A Global JOLT(s) In July: https://bit.ly/31JGQrJ
Jobless Claims Slump to 52-Year Low: https://bit.ly/3IELyIg
Alhambra Investments Blog: https://bit.ly/2VIC2wWlin
RealClear Markets Essays: https://bit.ly/38tL5a7


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