A recently updated report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) estimated that the average life expectancy for Americans slid to 77.0 years in 2020 (1-year lagged data release), the first annual decrease in three years. It is important to remember, though, that this headline statistic refers to life expectancy at birth, but life […]
Looking back at 2021 provides little value as a predictor for what may happen in 2022. The events of 2020 and 2021 from a global pandemic — economic shutdowns in every country, unprecedented federal government intervention in the US economy followed by every other country in the globe with their version of the same — […]
Job growth ended 2021 on a sour note, according to the latest monthly payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department. Specifically, 199K payrolls were added to the economy in December, significantly below the consensus forecast and the weakest month for job growth of 2021.