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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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Nov. ADP Employment, ISM Indexes, Auto Sales, New Home Sales, Oct. Trade

Better Economic Data for Fed to Contemplate The ADP Employment Report for November showed an increase of 215,000 private sector jobs. The November ISM Manufacturing Survey PMI improved to a solid 57.3 percent. The November ISM Non-Manufacturing Survey’s Purchasing Managers’ … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a light week for economic data following the short, but data intensive, 4th of July holiday week. Last Friday‘s jobs report for June was positive, both in terms of the June payroll gain, but also in terms of … Continue reading

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June ADP Employment, ISM-NMF Index, Auto Sales, UI Claims, May Trade

U.S. economic data heading into the July 4th holiday was generally positive and consistent with the idea that the economy is maintaining moderate momentum at the start of the third quarter. Continue reading

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May ADP Employment, ISM Indexes, Auto Sales, April Trade and Construction

Caught Between the Push of Monetary Expansion and the Pull of Fiscal Tightening The ADP Employment Report for May showed a modest increase of 135,000 private sector jobs. The May ISM Manufacturing Survey PMI ticked down to a weak 49.0 … Continue reading

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December U.S. Employment, Auto Sales, ISM Non-Manufacturing

Payroll job growth in December met expectations, up 155,000 for the month. The December unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.8 percent after an upward revision to the November rate. The good news in the report is that more workers working longer hours for more pay is at least a partial counterforce to the expected hit to real disposable income in the current quarter, coming as fiscal headwinds start to blow. Continue reading

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