Facing entrenched structural issues, the eurozone's days of robust growth are likely over, but there are some reasons for hope, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The month-to-month numbers look frightful, but year-over-year growth is in line with recent trends, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
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With economic growth stuck at 2%, jobs growth in July will likely slow from June's upbeat number to something closer to the 12-month average, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Morningstar's Bob Johnson sees the addition of jobs in the higher-paying sectors and a stable hours-worked metric as good signs for the labor market.
This week's GDP report now makes my original full-year 2.0%-2.5% GDP forecast a real possibility, writes Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The unemployment rate is about three times higher for those with no high school diploma versus college graduates, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Although inflation has ticked up from 2013 levels, it remains below its historical average and a long way from a worrisome level, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Despite some weak headline numbers, this week's economic data show ongoing year-over-year improvement, but they still don't change Morningstar's Bob Johnson's GDP outlook.
More small-business hires, a better mix of job openings, and the potential for wage growth--while positive trends--won't change Morningstar's Bob Johnson's GDP forecast.