Mark Vitner Quotes


67 Mark Vitner quotes:



"The federal government is going to spend whatever they need to, to make some visible progress before next year's mid-term elections, ... And what that's going to do to an economy that's already at full employment is drive up the cost of cement, drive up the cost of steel, drive up the cost of labor."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"We haven't seen that much improvement in employment of hourly workers because the job market for lower-skill workers still has a lot of slack in it, ... But if you look at skilled workers, it's a much different picture. We're starting to see some real shortages in some sectors."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"The improvement in the unemployment rate has been very steady, which looks very believable, ... It points to a probable undercount in (payroll) employment."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"Exports are off in virtually every category. I don't see much near-term improvement for the trade deficit. The trade deficit will probably shave about 0.5 percent off of third quarter Gross Domestic Product."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"Today's personal income report had very good news on inflation."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Income Quotes
"The way the Fed is supposed to influence markets is through an open market policy, but they will also use the open mouth policy,"
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"Many of these changes are long overdue and will bring the pension system in line with today's work force."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"When combined with the run-up in employee health-care costs, ... the inability to raise selling prices is the single most important reason that job growth has been lagging so much during this recovery."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"When combined with the anticipated double-digit gains in employer health-care costs, manufacturers may find it very difficult to add to their payrolls next year and may opt to work their existing work forces longer."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"The major story in these places is very rapid population growth, with retirees, seasonal residents and tourists coming in,"
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"A very high proportion of that job growth is occurring in high-paying professions. This is a demand-driven market and demand vastly exceeds supply."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"(The Fed) would rather see slower economic growth over the next two years than the return of stagflation three or four years down the road, ... And I think they'll do everything they have to make sure we don't have stagflation."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"(The Fed) would rather see slower economic growth over the next two years than the return of stagflation three or four years down the road. And I think they'll do everything they have to make sure we don't have stagflation."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"The biggest mistake of economists over the past 20 years ... We've consistently underestimated growth."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"The most recent acceleration in productivity growth looks like it was cyclically driven. Even with output soaring, many businesses were reluctant to boost hiring because the Fed was hiking interest rates and energy costs were surging. Even if businesses wanted to hire more workers, many could not because the labor markets were so tight."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"In the past, that (increase in work week) has pointed to fact we'll see strong job growth in next few months."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"We're seeing both the quantity and quality of the jobs being created improving."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Jobs Quotes
"The 10 million jobs may be realistic, but it may not be all that different from what we would see no matter what happens. We're looking for 3 million jobs to be created in 2004. Even if Kerry is elected, he'll have no bearing on the economy until 2006."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Jobs Quotes
"I think 78,000 is too few jobs to qualify as a soft landing."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Jobs Quotes
"The labor market seems to be improving. It bolsters the case we've been making that the economic slowdown story is a little oversold. Clearly growth is moderating, but we're still likely to see some decent growth the second half of the year."
Author: Vitner Quotes Category: Labor Quotes



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