Monthly Archives: October 2016

September Consumer Prices, Industrial Production, October NAHB Survey

Higher Energy Prices Warm Up the CPI The September Consumer Price Index increased by 0.3 percent as energy prices climbed. The September Core CPI increased by 0.1 percent, and was up 2.2 percent over the previous 12 months. September Industrial … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

The fourth quarter of 2016 started with no big surprises from U.S. economic data. We expect to see a moderate uptick in U.S. real GDP growth in the third and fourth quarter, following weak gains through the first half of … Continue reading

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October 2016, Comerica Economic Outlook

Firmer U.S. Forecast Ahead of an Interesting End of the Year By the end of the year we know that we will have a new president-elect, and we think we will have higher interest rates courtesy of the Federal Reserve. … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a data-filled week that showed the U.S. economy finished the third quarter with moderate momentum. We expect this momentum to be sustained through the end of the year. Still-extraordinary Federal Reserve Monetary policy pulls all data through the … Continue reading

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September U.S. Employment

¬†Mildly Disappointing Data Will Quickly Lose Relevancy Payroll Employment increased by 156,000 jobs in September, continuing a slight downward trend. The Unemployment Rate for September ticked up to 5.0 percent. Average Hourly Earnings increased by a moderate 0.2 percent. Average … Continue reading

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September ISM Manufacturing, August Construction Spending

¬† Firmer Manufacturing Data, Maybe The ISM Manufacturing Index for September increased to an expansive 51.5 percent. Construction Spending decreased by 0.7 percent in August with broad-based declines. The ISM Manufacturing Index for September ticked back up above the break-even … Continue reading

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