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  • 2/2/16 8:30 pm EST
    Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index January 2016
    • National index increases by 0.28 percent from December to 100.65 in January
    • Washington passes Texas for the top spot among states
    • Mountain remains top-ranked region; Dallas tops metro areas for sixteenth consecutive month; Other Services leads industry sectors, followed by Construction
    At 100.65, the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index rebounded 0.28 percent from the previous month to begin 2016. The January index indicates an increase in the rate of small business hiring, matching the highest level since May of 2015, and offsetting the growth rate declines of 2015. The Mountain region remains the top-performing regional index with the best year-over-year growth rate. Washington surpassed Texas to take the lead among states. Despite a drop in January, Dallas maintainedmore...
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  • 1/29/16 3:44 pm EST

    IHS US GDP Tracker accurately estimated GDP growth rate

    The IHS US GDP Tracker accurately estimated the advance report of fourth quarter U.S. GDP, IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced today.As expected by IHS, the pace of the U.S. recovery slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of 2015. After increasing at a 2.0 percent annual rate in the third quarter of last year, real GDP rose at a very meager 0.7 percent rate in the last three months of 2015. This was exactly what the IHS US GDP Trackermore...
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  • 1/26/16 1:30 am EST

    Producers’ profits undermined; 2016 global commodities outlook discussed at IHS New Year’s event in Frankfurt

    FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Low profitability has undermined commodity producers and brings high risks to the supply chain, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, at the company’s New Year’s conference. Overall, the IHS Materials Price Index, a weighted average of the 10 most common commodities, fell 40 percent over 2015, bringing it below the lows of the economic crisismore...
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  • 1/25/16 3:30 am EST

    Europe’s Schengen rules are likely to be revised; Climate ripe for return to piracy in Gulf of Aden

    FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced findings from the annual top risk environments report. The report, produced by IHS Country Risk, explores 10 of the major risk environments of 2016, with their likely impact and key indicators for change. “Four of the 10 risk hot spots for 2016 are in the Middle East,” said Keerti Rajan, head of political risk analysis atmore...
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  • 1/25/16 1:30 am EST

    Emerging market woes to only partially offset robust domestic demand

    FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The German economy is forecast to beat government growth expectations in 2016, according to new analysis from IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Headline growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to be 2.1 percent this year, up from 1.7 percent in 2015, exceeding the German government’s official forecast of 1.8 percent. Accelerating growth is expected despite the restrainingmore...
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  • 1/19/16 8:47 am EST

    Supply-side and demand-side constraints drag down demand; but “recovery killers” are a distant threat

    DAVOS, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global economy is stuck in low gear and, as a result, global growth is expected to hover between 2.5 and 3.0 percent in 2016, according to new analysis released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. “The world economy is being dragged down by supply-side and demand-side constraints,” said Nariman Behravesh, IHS chief economist. “Whilemore...
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  • 1/5/16 8:30 am EST
    December 2015 Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index
    • National index was 100.37 in December, down 0.05 percent from the previous month and 0.19 percent from the previous year
    • Mountain remains top-ranked region; Texas rises to lead among states; Dallas again tops metro areas
    • Other Services leads industry sectors, followed by Construction
    To close 2015, the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index decreased to 100.37, down 0.05 percent from November and 0.19 percent from 2014. The Mountain region was the top-performing regional index and had the strongest 12-month growth rate. Texas surpassed Washington to lead states tracked by the index. Dallas remained the top-ranked metro area, outpacing other metros throughout 2015. Other Services (except Public Administration)*, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ranked as themore...
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  • 12/10/15 12:00 pm EST

    Low commodity prices, more monetary stimulus and expected easing of recessionary pressures should lend to the moderately upbeat assessment in this year’s Top-10

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since 2012, world growth has been range-bound, however, during that time, the growth in the advanced economies has accelerated gradually, while economic activity in emerging markets has decelerated dramatically. IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, expects a slightly better overall performance for the world economy in 2016, with an expected growth rate of around 2.9 percent. “Solidmore...
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  • 12/7/15 5:07 am EST

    Approximately 50 percent from taxation, 43 percent from oil

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Most of the Islamic State’s funding comes from taxation on economic activity and basic services in areas under its control, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Analysis of open source intelligence, including social media, conducted by the team responsible for the monthly Conflict Monitor at IHS Aerospace, Defence and Security, estimates that themore...
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  • 12/1/15 8:30 am EST
    November 2015 Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index
    • National index was 100.42 in November, increasing 0.08 percent from the previous month; November marks the 50th consecutive month the national index has been over 100
    • Mountain remains top-ranked region; Washington continues to lead among states; Dallas again tops metro areas
    • Other Services leads industry sectors; Manufacturing remains the lowest-ranked index among industry sectors 
    The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index increased in November, moving from 100.34 to 100.42, signaling modest gains in employment levels at small businesses across the U.S. The national index increased 0.08 percent from the previous month, but declined 0.31 percent from November 2014. The Mountain region was once again the top-performing regional index. Washington continued to lead states tracked by the index, followed by Texas and Florida. Dallas remained the top-ranked metro area by amore...
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