Tag Archives: The Economy

U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Signaling Volatility

By | March 8, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance are Signaling Volatility Again

By | March 1, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

The Future Looks Brighter as Housing Permits Rose 10.4% to 1.881 Million

By | February 22, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

Claims Remain Elevated, Some Improvement as Infections Seem to be Retreating

By | February 15, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

Low-Interest Rates and Low Inventories will Continue to Support Single-Family Housing

By | February 9, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

Claims Remain Highly Elevated and the Labor Market Continues to Struggle This Year

By | February 1, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

Housing Starts Continue to Be upbeat, Rising 5.8% – Strongest Since 2006

By | January 26, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

Part of the Recovery in Manufacturing Has Come from Consumer Spending on Goods

By | January 19, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

The Jobs Smoother: 2020 in the rear-view mirror

By | January 13, 2021

Amazingly, it has been exactly one year since I last did a piece on the monthly jobs report. Then again, the last 12 months were 2020. During the last year, we had such unprecedented levels of employment change that the Jobs Smoother that we typically look at didn’t tell us what we really needed to… Read More »

Renewed infections and additional restrictions are causing economic activity to slow

By | January 11, 2021

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »