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Four of Five States for Income Growth in the Spring were in the Plains

Household incomes in the Plains states are booming.
Nebraska and North Dakota posted the strongest income growth in the second quarter among all 50 states. Overall incomes—reflecting what Americans earn in salary, rental income and government assistance—grew a seasonally adjusted 2.7% in those states in the spring, Commerce Department data show.
Incomes also grew rapidly in Iowa (2.4%) and South Dakota (2.3%). Four of the top five states for income growth during the spring were in the Plains.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/30/four-of-five-states-for-income-growth-in-the-spring-were-in-the-plains/?mod=WSJBlog

ECB Faces Inflation Expectations Test

The European Central Bank has suffered an early setback in its battle to persuade households and businesses that inflation will pick up over coming months and years.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/29/ecb-faces-inflation-expectations-test/?mod=blogmod

Evans Says Future Fed Rate Hike Should Be Slow, Gradual

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans in 2012.
Associated Press

NEW YORK–Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/29/evans-says-future-fed-rate-hike-should-be-slow-gradual/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

As September hands off to October, economy-watchers will be busy with potentially market-moving data on tap every day. The biggest report, of course, will be Friday’s employment report. Here are five reports that could confirm--or alter--the consensus view of the economy:

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/26/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-36/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Lockhart Urges Holding Off Rate Rises Until Well Into Next Year

Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, at the sixth annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit in Jackson, Wyoming, in July.
Bloomberg News

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/25/feds-lockhart-fed-most-likely-to-raise-rates-in-mid-2015-or-later/?mod=marketbeat

L.A. Hotel Workers Set to Earn More than Most Workers in 15 States

Housekeepers, bellhops and other Los Angeles hotel workers are set to be paid more per hour than the majority of workers in 15 states, including Florida, South Dakota and Mississippi.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/25/l-a-hotel-workers-set-to-earn-more-than-most-workers-in-15-states/?mod=marketbeat

Fed’s Bullard Still Looks to 1st Quarter 2015 Fed Rate Increase

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Tuesday that he still sees the U.S. central bank raising interest rates some time early next year.
“The data I’ve seen are basically on track with our projections” and continue to point to the Fed raising interest rates at the end of the first quarter as a “reasonable judgment,” Mr. Bullard said. But he emphasized that his outlook for central bank policy is not calendar based, saying what happens “depends on how the economy evolves.”

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/23/feds-bullard-still-looks-to-1st-quarter-2015-fed-rate-increase/?mod=blogmod

This State Had Just 2.8% Unemployment In August. Here’s How All 50 States Fared.

The unemployment rate has fallen sharply across the U.S. over the year, but some states performed far better than others.
Among the 50 states, joblessness fell fastest in Illinois, which saw its unemployment rate drop to 6.7% in August from 9.2% a year earlier.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/19/this-state-had-just-2-8-unemployment-in-august-heres-how-all-50-states-fared/?mod=WSJBlog

Wages Grew in Most Large U.S. Counties. Did They Grow in Yours?

Average weekly wages went up in most large counties during the first quarter of 2014, reflecting a broader national increase, the Labor Department reported today.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/18/wages-grew-in-most-large-u-s-counties-did-they-grow-in-yours/?mod=WSJBlog
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