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Economic Insight


Broad economic factors such as the jobs market, interest rates, and the pace of homebuilding impact businesses in every industry that CohnReznick serves. With extensive executive experience in the public and private sectors, Patrick J. O'Keefe reports on the state of the economy and the U.S. labor market. He was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Patrick J. O'Keefe

Director of Economic Research

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"2015 went out with a megabang."

"The labor force participation rate has drifted gradually downward."

"We see an economy that is growing at a steady, not spectacular, but at a steady rate."

"Jobs data confirms that the employment expansion is self-sustaining, with employers hiring in anticipation of future demand rather than reacting to orders received."


Latest Report and Analysis

Patrick J. O’Keefe Reacts to November Jobs Report

12/2/2016 U.S. Employment November 2016:  A Slow Parade Continues Since its March 2010 start, the U.S. jobs recovery has been a slow-moving parade that has left millions of potential participants in ...


In The News

  • Article

    The New York Times


    "Jobs Report Shows Brisk U.S. Hiring in February." Patrick J. O'Keefe discusses February 2016 jobs report in The New York Times.

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  • Article

    CFO Magazine's 2016 Outlook

    Patrick J. O'Keefe Contributes Economic Insight to CFO Magazine's 2016 Outlook

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  • Video

    CNBC Worldwide Exchange


    Patrick J. O'Keefe joins CNBC Worldwide Exchange to discuss expectations for the latest economic data for December 2015.

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