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The Forensic Economist, An Economic Newsletter for Lawyers: Business Losses: Legal Framework, Economic Concepts (June 2016)

06.21.2016

Business Losses:  Legal Framework, Economic Concepts


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BLS Releases May 2016 Consumer Price Index (June 2016)

06.16.2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released Consumer Price Index data for May. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in May.

The food index saw a decline of 0.2% as a result of the decline in all six major grocery store food group indexes. The gasoline index, however, rose 2.3%, driving an increase of 1.2% in the energy index.

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The Forensic Economist, An Economic Newsletter for Lawyers: Considerations for Valuing Retirement Benefits (June 2016)

06.14.2016

Considerations for Valuing Retirement Benefits


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June 2016 Livingston Survey Results (June 2016)

06.08.2016

The Livingston Survey which began in 1946 is the oldest continuous survey of economists’ expectations.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released results from the  December survey.  Bob Chase, senior economist at EPR has been a member of the Livingston Survey since the early 1990s.

Forecasters project that real GDP will grow at an annual rate of 1.4% during the first half of 2016, lower than previously estimated. They expect growth to rise to 2.4% during the second half of the year, which is more in line with projections in the December 2015 survey. Unemployment is expected to be 4.9% this month and 4.7% in December. Long term, forecasters see the real GDP growth rate at 2.2% and the CPI growth rate at 2.25%.

The full report is available below as a PDF:


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BLS Releases May 2016 Employment Situation (June 2016)

06.03.2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released employment data for May. Unemployment decreased by 0.3% to 4.7%. Nonfarm payroll employment saw a slight increase of 38,000.

A strike caused increased unemployment in the information sector. Mining also saw a loss of jobs. The health care sector, on the other hand, saw an increase in employment.

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