Tag Archives: ISM

January Income and Spending, Construction Spending, Feb. ISM MF

Government Programs Support Income. Heating Bills Support Spending. U.S. Personal Income increased by 0.3 percent in January, driven by special factors. After accounting for inflation and taxes, Real Disposable Personal Income also gained 0.3 percent. Real Personal Consumption Expenditures were … 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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October ISM Manufacturing, Government Shutdown

Washington Doubles Down on Uncertainty, Potential Drag for Private Sector   The ISM Manufacturing Index for September increased to 56.2 percent, above expectations. Economic data will be limited by the federal government shutdown. Clinton era shutdown of 28 days dragged GDP … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Quirky August labor data should not prevent the Federal Open Market Committee from voting to dial down QE3 on September 18. Fed officials remain noncommittal, so a September 18th announcement of the beginning of the end of QE3 is still … Continue reading

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July Intl. Trade and Construction Spending, August ISM Manufacturing

Trade Gap Widens at the Start of Q3  The U.S. International Trade Gap widened in July to -$39.1 billion after narrowing significantly in June. Construction Spending increased by 0.6 percent in July, with gains in private nonresidential. The August ISM … Continue reading

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June International Trade, JOLTS, July ISM Non-manufacturing

Trade Gap Stunner Says Q2 GDP to be Revised Up The U.S. International Trade Gap narrowed significantly in June to -$34.2 billion. Better-than-expected trade data for the end of Q2 implies a sizeable upward revision to Q2 GDP. The Jobs … Continue reading

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July ISM Manufacturing, UI Claims, June Construction Spending

More Good News as Key Manufacturing Indicator Jumps  The ISM Manufacturing Index for July increased to 55.4 percent, well above expectations. Construction Spending for June dipped by 0.6 percent as public projects continued to shrink. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance … 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 ISM Manufacturing, May Construction Spending

Indicators Show Moderate Growth in Just-Completed Second Quarter  The ISM Manufacturing Index for June increased to 50.9 percent, indicating slight improvement. Construction Spending for May gained 0.5 percent, held down by weak private non-residential activity. We cross the mid-year 2013 … 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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