Economic Updates | CHANGE STATE
It’s (finally?) fall, y’all. The weather has been bouncing around here in Denver – from 80 degrees, to snow, and back again twice in the last two weeks. Hopefully, the weather where you are from has settled into a more predictable pattern, and you’re enjoying the cozy feeling of fall, whatever that means to you.
First things first – I wish a spooktacular October to all those who celebrate. Did you know that the origin of the “trick or treat” tradition may have emerged from an older Germanic Christmas custom where children would disguise themselves and shout “belsnickel!” to attempt to procure …
I hope you are staying cool this summer, despite record temperatures, well, everywhere. What are you cooking, then, when it’s too hot to turn on the stove? A viral pasta salad, perhaps? If you are in need of inspiration, however, I’ve got a recipe for you.
A Happy Friday to you, here from (unusually) rainy Denver. As ever, we have much to discuss today with a persistently robust jobs report alongside shockwaves running through the financial sector and a brewing federal debt ceiling crisis (!). Never a dull moment, covering the US economy these days.
What a time to be covering jobs and the economy! Before you ask, no, we’ll not be talking (much) about the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank today. It’s somewhat beyond the scope of what we usually cover in this forum, and I’m sure it’s already dominating your newsfeed in one form or another.
Happy Year of the Rabbit! Covering the economy these past few months has felt quite a bit like chasing Alice down the rabbit hole, or staring doubtfully into a crystal ball. The latest jobs report has had people (myself included) asking: what on earth is going on?
Happy New Year! We hope 2023 has started full of promise and opportunity for you. 2022 was a rather tumultuous year: soaring inflation, an intensely competitive labor market, and new supply chain shockwaves induced by Russia’s war in Ukraine (to name but a few).