Startups compete to be first to predict the next recession



On the first Friday of each month, Tara Sinclair wakes at 5:30 in the morning with one thing on her mind: non-farm payrolls

Sinclair, an economist in Washington D.C., starts her day on Twitter, scanning the flurry of tweets from professionals and amateurs using hashtags like #NFPguesses to guess how many jobs were added to the labor market. She brews a cup of coffee and goes for a run, all while thinking about the U.S. unemployment rate. Around 7:00 am, she walks the short distance from her apartment in the infamous Watergate complex to her office. There she waits eagerly for the big report to drop. Read more…

More about Business and Jobs


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s