Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary, April 11, 2014

Broad Gains, but Where Are the Skilled Workers?

· There were broad improvements in the economic data this week, with more optimism among small businesses, lower jobless claims and expanding consumer credit. However, according to the NFIB and JOLTS, a number of employers cannot seem to find qualified workers.

· Fed minutes revealed a slightly more dovish tone than was articulated during the press conference. We continue to look for the Fed’s rate hike to come around the middle of next year.

Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary April 11