Monthly Archives: January 2012

December U.S. Employment, ISM Services, Auto Sales

Labor Data Continues to Improve, Unemployment Rate Down to 8.5 Percent The December Payroll Employment Survey showed a net gain of 200,000 jobs for the month. The separate Household Survey posted an increase of 176,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate ticked … Continue reading

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December ISM Manufacturing, November Construction Spending

Positive Start for the New Year, Lack of Bad News Helps The December ISM Manufacturing Index increased to 53.9 percent on strong production/employment. Construction Spending for November increased by 1.2 percent with gains in private residential. The first U.S. economic … Continue reading

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