In almost every government report we've had so far, the impact of Sandy has been far bigger than anybody would have imagined, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Any deal to avert the fiscal cliff will modestly hit the economy, but legislators won't allow the worst-case scenario--and subsequent recession--to happen, says Northern Trust chief economist Carl Tannenbaum.
Morningstar employment sector analyst Vishnu Lekraj forecasts unemployment ticking higher still but sees an inflection point in the pace of job losses.
Some quirks boosted the September employment report, but several factors--including higher wages and a construction upturn--suggest tailwinds for further improvement ahead.
InvestmentNews has launched a jobs board, The Career Center, at Investment News.com/careers that provides financial advisers with information about employment opportunities.
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