Nov 242014
 
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The Energy States are Flying High – Almost Like 1982? The ongoing resurgence in the oil and gas industry is once again driving overall activity in the key energy-producing states. Our pic-of-the-week details the share of total state earnings derived from the oil and gas industry. Oklahoma currently leads the way with 12.7% of total state earnings derived from the sector. Remarkably, the massive state of Texas Continue reading »

Oct 262014
 
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Workers 55 and Over Comprise the Most Vibrant Sector of the U.S. Workforce. Been wondering who has filled the more than 8 million new jobs created since the job recovery began in January 2010? Well, as shown in our pic-of-the-week, two out of three have gone to workers 55 and over. Since the national job recovery began in January 2010, these workers have filled 5.2 million of the 8.15 million net new jobs added in the period.

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Oct 202014
 
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Weak Gasoline Sales Weighing on Retail Activity but Aiding Consumers. Retail sales at gasoline stations have remained stuck in a holding pattern since early 2011 at about $45 billion per month. Strong domestic crude production coupled with only a modest rebound in vehicle miles driven continue to put steady downward pressure on gasoline prices, and, subsequently, total purchases. Measured as a share of all retail sales, gasoline station sales have declined steadily from just below 12% in early 2011 to only about a 10% share currently.

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