Consumer Price Index in U.S. Was Unchanged, Core Up 0.2%
Bloomberg (07/17/12) Shobhana Chandra
The Consumer Price Index was unchanged in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, although the core measure that excludes volatile food and energy costs rose 0.2%. Producer prices rose 0.1%, the first gain in four months. The current CPI numbers are a sign inflation may stay subdued.
65% of Americans Think the President Impacts Job Creation
Korn/Ferry International News Release (07/16/12)
With a tepid 80,000 jobs created last month, a recent Korn/Ferry poll of U.S. workers with incomes of more than $50,000 revealed that 63% believe an American president has a big impact on job creation. Yet just 45% of respondents think the U.S. has invested in technologies that create jobs. According to Gary Burnison, chief executive officer of Korn/Ferry International, the current capital market uncertainty in Europe slows hiring in the U.S. and around the globe in general. “Companies forecast demand for goods and services. Obviously with the highest unemployment ever in Europe, it reduces consumer demand. Lower demand makes CEOs less willing to invest in hiring as they are uncertain of a payback,” Burnison says.
Hiring Boon Predicted After Health Care Law Ruling by U.S. Supreme Court
Rockford Register Star (Illinois) (07/16/12) Sean F. Driscoll
Experts believe the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the federal health care law will increase demand for qualified health care workers, including primary care physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, and care managers. “Jobs that support the medical management of people in an outpatient arena will continue to grow,” says Dr. Bill Gorski, president and chief executive of SwedishAmerican Health System in Rockford, IL. Demand also will rise for employees in health care support industries, including medical records and billing companies.
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