As we look to 2021 and the anticipated global economic recovery, we see continued interest in topics related to emerging business risks, digital transformation and cybersecurity. As a result, integrated risk management (IRM) topped our list in 2020. We also continue to see increased interest in the wider adoption of digital technologies to support an employee base … More Top Emerging Tech Trends In 2020 – Gartner
The following chart is derived from yesterday’s Industrial Production data. Not surprising, computer and electronic manufacturing is up year-on-year and has significantly outperformed the rest of the manufacturing sector as measured in the Industrial production data.
Just a quick note on what we believe has been one of the largest factors, along with globalization to the disinflationary forces over the past 30 years. That is the secular decline in the price of semiconductor prices. Semiconductors are the basic building block of today’s economy, as was oil during the industrial revolution. … More Is Secular Deflation Over In The Computer & Electronics Sector?
53% of COVID private sector jobs losses have been recovered (Chart 2) Total private-sector payrolls are still down 7.4% since January (Chart 3) Service-providing jobs have been hit disproportionally hard, falling 7.8% since January (Chart 3) Goods producing jobs only make up 16.7% of private-sector employment (Chart 4) The Computer & Electronic Products sector employment … More Labor Market Recovery Slowing, 53% Of COVID Job Losses Have Been Recovered