Help Wanted: Why Can’t Businesses Find Enough Workers?

COVID-19 may have kicked off a severe labor shortage, but longer-term demographic trends are partly to blame for this highly unusual job market. The headline U.S. unemployment rate fell from 6.7% at the end of December 2020 to 3.9% in December 2021, marking the biggest one-year improvement in history.1 While many workers took advantage of this […]

Inflation: What’s Next?

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Supply Chain Chaos: Holiday Edition

Retailers have warned consumers that product shortages and shipping delays will continue — and perhaps worsen later in the season. The supply chain is the network by which products flow from the factories of suppliers to the inventories of retailers so they can ultimately be purchased by consumers. Corporate supply chains have been under pressure […]

Too Hot to Handle: What’s Ahead for the U.S. Housing Market?

Prices are so high that some buyers are backing off, but demand remains strong and will outstrip housing supply for the foreseeable future. There are inherent risks associated with real estate investments and the real estate industry, each of which could have an adverse effect on the financial performance and value of a real estate […]

Should You Be Concerned About Inflation?

The next few months may indicate whether inflation is slowing down or changes in monetary policy are necessary. If you pay attention to financial news, you are probably seeing a lot of discussion about inflation, which has reared its head in the U.S. economy after being mostly dormant for the last decade. In May 2021, […]