Category Archives: Daily

2014Q2 GDP, July ADP Employment

Inventory Rebound Propels Q2 GDP, Job Growth Continues Real Gross Domestic Product growth for 2014Q2 was stronger than expected at 4.0 percent. Inventories rebounded after a weak first quarter, adding 1.7 percent to real GDP growth, not sustainable. Real Consumer … Continue reading

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June U.S. Employment, May International Trade

Robust Job Growth Signals Ongoing Expansion for U.S. Economy The June Payroll Employment Survey showed a gain of 288,000 jobs. April and May were revised up. The Unemployment Rate for June fell to 6.1 percent. Average Hourly Earnings increased by … Continue reading

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June ADP Employment and Auto Sales, May Factory Orders

Workers Get Jobs and Buy Cars, Equity Markets Rally, Happy Fourth! June’s ADP Employment Report showed a robust increase of 281,000 private-sector jobs. June Auto Sales revved up to a 17.0 million unit annual rate. Factory Orders decreased by 0.5 … Continue reading

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June ISM Manufacturing, May Pending Home Sales, Construction Spending

U.S. Manufacturing Logs Another Strong Month, Europe Not So Much The ISM Manufacturing Index for June ticked down to a still-strong 55.3 percent. The Pending Home Sales Index for May increased by 6.1 percent. May Construction Spending increased by 0.1 … Continue reading

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May Income and Spending, Q1 GDP Revision, June UI Claims

Q1 GDP Revised Down Again, May Income/Spending Data Consistent with Q2 GDP Rebound U.S. Personal Income increased by 0.4 percent in May, with solid wage growth. After accounting for inflation and taxes, Real Disposable Personal Income also gained 0.2 percent. … Continue reading

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May Home Sales, June Consumer Confidence, April Case-Shiller House Prices

Both New and Existing Home Sales Improve, Bolstering Expectations for a GDP Rebound New Home Sales for May jumped by 18.6 percent to reach a 504,000 unit annual rate. Existing Home Sales for May increased by 4.9 percent, to an … 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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April Existing Home Sales, Leading Indicators, May UI Claims

Existing Home Sales Stabilize After a Big Slide Existing Home Sales for April ticked up by 1.3 percent, to an annual rate of 4.65 million units. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index increased by 0.4 percent in April. Initial Claims … Continue reading

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April Consumer and Producer Prices, Industrial Production, May UI Claims

Inflation Indicators Warming Up, Production Cooler in April, Claims Good  The April Consumer Price Index increased by a strong 0.3 percent, with broad-based gains. The April Core CPI increased by 0.2 percent, and was up 1.8 percent over 12 months. … Continue reading

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