Category Archives: United States

July Income and Spending

Consumers Are Doing Their Part, A Good Start to Q3 U.S. Personal Income increased by 0.4 percent in July. After inflation and taxes, Real Disposable Income also gained 0.4 percent for the month. Nominal Consumer Spending increased by 0.3 percent … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a fairly light week for data, but a heavy week for Fed-watching as the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosted their annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, yesterday and today. This morning, Janet Yellen delivered a speech   … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Robert Dye

This morning at the annual Federal Reserve retreat at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, FOMC Chairwoman Janet Yellen delivered a speech titled “The Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present and Future.” The bulk of the speech was focused on possible tools … Continue reading

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July New and Existing Home Sales

Breakout Month for New Home Sales, Existing Home Sales Slump Existing Home Sales decreased by 3.2 percent in July to a 5.39 million unit annual rate. New Home Sales for July surged by 12.4 percent to a 654,000 unit annual … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Lower energy prices kept consumer inflation at bay in July as the Consumer Price Index was unchanged. Core CPI (all items less food and energy) increased by 0.1 percent in July, the weakest increase since March. Over the year ending … Continue reading

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July Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Industrial Production

 Lower Oil Prices Cool Inflation Indicators The July Consumer Price Index was unchanged as energy prices dropped. The July Core CPI increased by 0.1 percent, and was up 2.2 percent over the previous 12 months. Housing Starts for July gained … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

U.S. data released this week were mixed on Q3 economic growth. Labor market indicators remain positive this summer. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that both the job openings rate and … Continue reading

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August 2016, Comerica U.S. Economic Update

The July jobs report put to rest lingering fears of a downshift in U.S. job growth that were amplified by a weak May employment report. A strong 255,000 net new jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July following … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a good week for U.S. economic data, showing ongoing support for consumer spending and better manufacturing conditions than we anticipated. July data suggests that the third quarter got off to a good start, despite weaker-than-expected real GDP growth … Continue reading

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July U.S. Employment, June International Trade

Job Growth Bounces Back, +255k for July, Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.9 Percent Payroll Employment increased by 255,000 jobs in July, the second month of strong gains. The Unemployment Rate for July was steady at 4.9 percent. Average Hourly Earnings … Continue reading

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