Yearly Archives: 2014

Comerica Economic Weekly

U.S. economic data released in early September remains consistent with ongoing moderate economic expansion. The miss in August payroll employment last week, coming in at +142,000 jobs, was countered today by better than expected retail sales. Today’s retail sales report … Continue reading

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September 2014, Comerica U.S. Economic Update

The Miss, the Pivot, the De-Synchronization, the Drag and the End of Slack U.S. payroll employment increased by only 142,000 in August, missing the consensus expectation of about 215,000. The weaker-than-expected jobs report breaks the chain of six consecutive +200K … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Most U.S. economic data for the week was favorable, with one notable exception. In what looks like an aberration, U.S. payroll employment increased by only 142,000 in August, well below the consensus expectation of about 215,000. The weak report breaks … Continue reading

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August U.S. Employment

Job Gains Disappoint At +142K, U. Rate Ticks Down to 6.1% The August Payroll Employment Survey showed a weaker-than-expected gain of 142,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate for August dipped slightly to 6.1 percent. Average Hourly Earnings increased by 0.2 percent … Continue reading

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August ADP Employment, Auto Sales, ISM Non-MF, UI Claims, July Trade, ECB

Late Summer U.S. Data Sizzles, Draghi Doubles Down The August ADP Employment Report showed an increase of 204,000 private-sector jobs. Auto Sales for August geared up to a 17.5 million unit annual rate. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index increased to 59.6 … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Florida Index Climbs in June

Comerica Bank’s Florida Economic Activity Index improved in June, increasing 3.0 percentage points to a level of 119.3. June’s index reading is 39 points, or 48 percent, above the index cyclical low of 80.4. The index averaged 114 in 2013, … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Arizona Index Shows Modest Growth in June

Comerica Bank’s Arizona Economic Activity Index grew in June, up 0.2 percentage points to a level of 110.3. June’s index reading is 39 points, or 55 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.2. The index averaged 97 points for … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s California Index Improves in June

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index grew in June, advancing 0.4 percentage points to a level of 113.3. June’s reading is 41 points, or 56 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.6. The index averaged 106 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Up for the Third Consecutive Month

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index grew 1.1 percentage points in June to a level of 111.9. June’s reading is 40 points, or 56 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index averaged 105 points for all of … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Improves Again in June

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in June, climbing 3.7 percentage points to a level of 127.8. June’s reading is 56 points, or 78 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.9. The index averaged 125 points for all … Continue reading

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