The problem with all this optimism about the U.S. consumer, however, is that it runs into a depressing reality: Americans are still losing their jobs, so they have less money to spend. When it comes to the economy, "the numbers are gradually improving," notes Michele Gambera, chief economist at Ibbotson Associates, a subsidiary of Morningstar (MORN). But, "the worry is that employment will not pick up anytime soon."
Americans, worried about their job prospects, have decided they should be saving more. "And they're right," Gambera says, "because there is no forecast of real improvement in the job market any time soon."
Gary Wolfer, chief economist with Univest Wealth Management (UVSP), agrees. The unemployment rate will probably hit 10% by early 2010, he says. "I don't see those jobs coming back very quickly," Wolfer says, adding, "When jobs do come back, they're going to be totally different."
1. consumer n. 消費者 consume v. 消費 consumption n. 消費
2. optimism n. 樂觀主義 optimistic adj. 樂觀的 <=> pessimism n. 悲觀主義 pessimistic 悲觀的
3. run into ph. 遇見, 碰到
I run into him this morning on my way to the post office. 在我去郵局的路上,我碰到他.
4. depressing adj. 令人沮喪的 a depressing reality 一個令人沮喪的事實
depressed adj. 感到沮喪的 Due to his dismissal, he felt depressed. 由於解雇, 他感到沮喪的.
5. when it comes to.... 當談及...
6. gradually adv. 逐漸地
7. improve v. 改善 improvement n. 改善 improvement in...在某方面改善
8. economist n. 經濟學家 economy n. 經濟 economic adj. 經濟的 economical adj. 節約的
9. subsidiary n. 子公司
10. prospect n. 前景
11. forcast n. 預測
12. the job market 就業市場
13. the unempolyment rate 失業率
14. I don't see those jobs coming back very quickly 這就是上個禮拜我幫同學們整理的例子的證明來摟. 我想同學們應該知道重點在哪裡摟^^