Employment Separation Rate (EMPSEP)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMacro Capacity Insights

What is it? The separations rate comes from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics each month. It includes all types of ways in which employees can lose their job, both involuntary (fires, layoffs) and voluntary (quits). The rate in SONAR is a percentage calculated using the following formula:EMPSEP = (# of … Read More

Cass Transportation (CFIS, CFIE, CTLI, CIPI)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMacro Capacity Insights

What is it? Cass indices are based on the entirety of the Cass client base invoice payments. They are primarily volume driven indices that have baseline years as reference points. There are 4 separate monthly indices measuring shipments (CFIS), expenditures (CFIE), truckload linehaul (CTLI), and intermodal (CIPI). Who is interested? Anyone who wants to get a high level view of … Read More