|Dwight Johnston, Vice President and Chief Economist for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues|
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE PROMISING
updated 09/25/13 09:14 AM
CA and NV Play 'Catch-Up'
After reviewing mid-year job creation data, California merits a "B," and Nevada is improving from an "F" to a "C+."
The unemployment rate for California has declined from a peak of 12.4 percent to 8.6 percent, and Nevada is down from 14 percent to 9.6 percent. But the unemployment rate calculation is taken from the household survey, which is narrow and includes "self-employed."
A better picture can be gleaned from the nonfarm payroll survey of larger businesses.
California lost approximately 1.4 million jobs, but recovered 700,000. What the data does not show is how consistent the uptrend has been since it began in earnest in late 2011.
'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated
10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.
SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated
10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?
SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated
10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”
INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated
10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.