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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Improves in April

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index advanced 1.4 percentage points in April to a level of 109.2. April’s reading is 38 points, or 52 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index averaged 105 points for all of … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

The Federal Reserve dominated this week’s U.S. economic headlines as they did the expected, more tapering and no change to interest rate policy. The Federal Open Market Committee policy announcement on Wednesday called for a reduction in asset purchases to … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Chaos in Iraq is driving oil prices up. U.S. oil production is surging, but crude oil markets are global and the U.S. is expected to remain a net energy importer for several years to come. In 2013, the U.S. satisfied … Continue reading

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June 2014, Comerica U.S. Economic Update

Q2 GDP Rebound Is in Gear, Green Light for 2014H2 The confluence of events that added up to –1.0 percent real GDP growth in 2014Q1 will not be repeated. The weather has normalized. After a sizeable inventory correction in Q1, … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Solid U.S. economic data this week adds to our confidence that Q2 GDP growth will rebound from the weak first quarter. May payroll job growth came in slightly-better-than expected at +217,000. The May jobs numbers are a double shot-in-the-arm for … Continue reading

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May U.S. Employment

U.S. Payroll Employment Reaches New All-Time High, May U. Rate Steady at 6.3 Percent The May Payroll Employment Survey showed a gain of 217,000 jobs. April was revised down slightly. The Unemployment Rate for May was unchanged at 6.3 percent. … Continue reading

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May ADP Employment, ISM Surveys, Auto Sales, April International Trade

Mixed Bag of Data Mostly Positive, Consistent With Ongoing Moderate Expansion The ADP Employment Report for May showed a moderate increase of 179,000 private-sector jobs. The ISM Manufacturing Index for May improved to 55.4 percent, indicative of healthy conditions. The … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

This analysis covers this week’s U.S. economic data through Thursday, May 29. We are not including Friday’s release of April income and spending data. The most eye-catching data event of the week was the widely anticipated downward revision to 2014Q1 … Continue reading

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The Detroit Metro Area Is Losing Jobs

The official count of payroll jobs in the Detroit MSA has not only stalled, it has trended down over the last 10 months. Detroit MSA payroll employment hit a local peak of 1,867,100 in June 2013. By this April almost … Continue reading

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Central West Michigan Continues to Grow Moderately

The Central West Michigan (CWM) region, with auto, manufacturing, services, and furniture industries as the major drivers of the economy, comprises about 24 percent of the total nonfarm payroll jobs in Michigan.  In 2014Q1 CWM added a net of 4,400 … Continue reading

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