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December 2014, Comerica U.S. Economic Update

Reset in Q4 GDP but Still Good Momentum at Year End We look for a reset in Q4 real GDP growth after two strong quarters. Following a weak start to the year, in part due to extreme winter weather conditions … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Solid U.S. data for October and November is making for a happy start to the holiday season. Payroll employment data for November show strong momentum for the U.S. economy in Q4. November payrolls were up by 321,000, well above the … Continue reading

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November U.S. Employment

Blowout Month for Payrolls, Up 321,000, Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.8 Percent The November Payroll Employment Survey showed a robust gain of 321,000 payroll jobs. The Unemployment Rate for November held steady at 5.8 percent. Average Weekly Hours for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Arizona Index Continues to Climb in September

Comerica Bank’s Arizona Economic Activity Index grew in September, increasing 0.6 percentage points to a level of 100.4. September’s index reading is 24 points, or 31 percent, above the index cyclical low of 76.7. The index averaged 95.4 points for … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Florida Index Advances in September

Comerica Bank’s Florida Economic Activity Index improved in September, growing 1.3 percentage points to a level of 120.8. September’s index reading is 43 points, or 55 percent, above the index cyclical low of 78.0. The index averaged 109.2 in 2013, … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s California Index Grows Again in September

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index grew in September, climbing 0.7 percentage points to a level of 115.3. September’s reading is 32 points, or 38 percent, above the index cyclical low of 83.8. The index averaged 106.2 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Improved in September

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index grew in September, increasing 0.1 percentage points to a level of 120.5. September’s reading is 47 points, or 63 percent, above the index cyclical low of 73.8. The index averaged 114.2 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Improved in September

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index grew in September, increasing 1.2 percentage points to a level of 107.2. September’s reading is 35 points, or 48 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.6. The index averaged 100.3 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

There are many moving parts in the economic story this week. We can begin and end with central bank policy. China is responding to expectations for cooler growth. It looks like they may miss 7.5 percent real GDP growth target … Continue reading

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October Consumer Prices, Existing Home Sales, Leading Indicators, November UI Claims

Low Oil Prices Dampen Consumer Inflation, Indicators Cruising into Q4 The October Consumer Price Index was unchanged as lower energy prices were met by higher air fares. The October Core CPI gained 0.2 percent, and was up 1.8 percent over … Continue reading

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