Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

Comerica Economic Weekly

This week’s bumper crop of data was mixed (a farmer might call it a succotash field, to stretch the analogy) as the negative sign on fourth quarter GDP and the increase in the unemployment rate in January were countered by … Continue reading

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January U.S. Employment, ISM Manufacturing Index, Dec. Construction

Limping Into 2013 as Fiscal Headwinds Increase The January Payroll Employment Survey showed a gain of 157,000 jobs, a bit below expectations. The Unemployment Rate for January increased to 7.9 percent, essentially unchanged for 5 months. Average Weekly Hours were … Continue reading

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