Julia Coronado is Chief Economist, North America for BNP Paribas' global market economics team. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Julia was a Senior U.S. Economist at Barclays Capital in New York, where she helped formulate the forecast for the U.S. Economy and Fed policy. After receiving a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas Julia worked as an Economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C., working in Flow of Funds and Macroeconomic Analysis sections in the Division of Research and Statistics. She regularly briefed the Board and contributed to the FOMC forecasts, and she represented the Federal Reserve at meetings of the OECD’s Committee on Financial Markets. Julia has deep expertise in aging issues and worked as Director of Retirement Research at the think tank, Watson Wyatt Worldwide. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School. Julia represents the firm’s economic views both to clients and the media and is a frequent commentator on economic issues in the financial press.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs
The government just reported the labor market in October was much stronger than expected, but how reliable is the data for a month when the government was shut down for half of it?
Posted In: employment, government shutdown 2013
Delayed figures on unemployment are expected to hold steady.
Posted In: government shutdown, budget, Congress, jobs numbers, jobs report, Europe
We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.
Posted In: syria, India, Oil
With the Syria headlines, the price of oil could become a drag for the U.S. economy and beyond.
Posted In: retail sales, online sales, markets
Checking in with the summer consumer
Posted In: markets, economic indicators
A lot of new data point to a steady, but unclear future for the economy.
Posted In: McDonald's, Europe
McDonald's has released its latest business results, and the numbers are a few Happy Meals short of expectations.
Posted In: Retail, consumer behavior, Federal Reserve
Retail sales ticked up 0.4 percent in June but came in below analyst expectations.
Posted In: interest rates, China, jobs numbers
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note -- the benchmark for U.S. interest rates -- was up this morning following Friday's somewhat positive jobs report.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, Unemployment
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 195,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent.