Despite Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claiming that inflation was only transitory and likely to disappear, we are seeing continued inflation. Now we see that Unit Labor Costs are up 3.2% QoQ for Q4 2022.
Even worse, US unit labor costs rose 6.5% on a year-over-year (YoY) basis, the WORST since 1982.
And yes, Q4 2022 unit labor costs are up 2x the expectations.
In normal times, The Federal Reserve would raise rates to cool down the economy. The Taylor Rule suggests a Fed target rate of 10.59% versus the current Fed rate of 4.75%. A long way to go!!
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