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May 9, 2022
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics published last week new reports for wages nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Average hourly wages for 2021 were $10.93hr, an increase of 2.9% compared to the previous year. Total Nonfarm Payroll also increased to 843,810 wage workers according to the BLS. When analyzed by occupation, those in Life, Physical, and...
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In Puerto Rico, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 124.581 in March 2022, an increase of 5.1% compared to March 2021. This is the largest year over year increase seen in the CPI since May 2008, when it increased by 4.8%. This is the 21st consecutive month with an increase relative to the previous...
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In Puerto Rico, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 124.581 in March 2022, an increase of 5.1% compared to March 2021. This is the largest year over year increase seen in the CPI since May 2008, when it increased by 4.8%. This is the 21st consecutive month with an increase relative to the previous...
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The US economy shrank at a 1.4% annual rate last quarter despite solid spending by consumers and businesses. This is the first contraction since the early days of the pandemic. This is also the first advance estimate so we will likely have a revised number in the following weeks.               Source: BEA The expectation for...
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The US economy shrank at a 1.4% annual rate last quarter despite solid spending by consumers and businesses. This is the first contraction since the early days of the pandemic. This is also the first advance estimate so we will likely have a revised number in the following weeks.               Source: BEA The expectation for...
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With the objective to contain inflation, the United States Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.5 points, leaving them between 0.75% and 1%. It is the second increase this year, they had already raised rates 25 basis points in March, and this is the largest increase in 22 years. The challenge for the Federal Reserve...
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With the objective to contain inflation, the United States Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.5 points, leaving them between 0.75% and 1%. It is the second increase this year, they had already raised rates 25 basis points in March, and this is the largest increase in 22 years. This doesn’t come as a surprise...
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Wall Street stocks sank on Thursday morning, reversing gains from the previous session as markets reassessed the Federal Reserve’s moves to tighten monetary policy in response to inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.4%, the broad-based S&P 500 fell 3%, while the tech-rich Nasdaq fell 4.1%. These moves come after a major rally...
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Nothing has emphasized more the fragility of the global economy more than the pandemic. And while inflation has been the top subject in many of the reporting, we need to pay attention to the fact that the US relies heavily on the manufacturing in China for their goods in the US and many portions of...
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Nothing has emphasized more the fragility of the global economy more than the pandemic. And while inflation has been the top subject in many of the reporting, we need to pay attention to the fact that the US relies heavily on the manufacturing in China for their goods in the US and many portions of...
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