A strong ADP employment report for December may raise hopes for Friday's government employment report, but an upside surprise is not a given.
We're only asking for more concrete steps in Europe, a stable tax regime here at home, productive corporate cash deployment, more jobs, and mild inflation.
Morningstar employment sector analyst Vishnu Lekraj forecasts unemployment ticking higher still but sees an inflection point in the pace of job losses.
We examine the possibility for higher normalized joblessness, the concerns over long-term unemployment, changes in job-sector composition, and what can possibly catalyze job growth.
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