The Blog

Another Good Week

8:47 AM, Jul 24, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

For the numbers.  Not so much for “expectations” which the economy continues to wrong-foot.

First time claims were expected to come in at 305,000.  The actual number was 284,000.  Which makes for the lowest level since February 2006.  There will be a lot of slicing and dicing of the numbers and labor force participation still remains the number that tells the biggest story.

But this is unqualified good news.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 18 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers