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Michigan Growth to Ease as Short-Term and Long-Term Drags Align

A key challenge in describing and forecasting the current Michigan economy is how to make comparisons relative to pre-recession performance. The reason for the difficulty is that Michigan did not “just” have to endure the Great Recession of 2007/08. The … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Sees Slight Decline

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index declined 0.2 percentage points in August to a level of 129.3. August’s reading is 55 points, or 74 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.1. The index averaged 123.6 points for all of … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Eases

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index declined 0.4 percentage points in July to a level of 129.4. July’s reading is 55 points, or 75 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.1. The index averaged 123.6 points for all of … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Climbs

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index increased 1.9 percentage points in June to a level of 129.8. June’s reading is 56 points, or 75 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.1. The index averaged 123.6 points for all of … Continue reading

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Steady Michigan

Job growth in Michigan has been steady after allowing for the occasional bump, as occurred in May. In that month, state employment dipped by 20,400 jobs, contributing to a weak month for overall U.S. job growth. Like the U.S. numbers, … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Dipped as Auto Production Eased

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index was down 0.6 percentage points in May to a level of 128.3. May’s reading is 54 points, or 73 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.0. The index averaged 123.7 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Ticks Up

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index climbed 1.9 percentage points in April to a level of 129.1. April’s reading is 55 points, or 74 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.0. The index averaged 124.5 points for all of … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Flattens as Auto Production Stabilizes

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index declined in March, down 0.7 percentage points to a level of 127.2. March’s reading is 53 points, or 72 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.0. The index averaged 124.3 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Returns to Gains

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index improved in February, increasing 0.5 percentage points to a level of 127.0. February’s reading is 53 points, or 71 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.0. The index averaged 124.4 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Eases on Mixed Components

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index declined in January, decreasing 1.2 percentage points to a level of 126.5. January’s reading is 52 points, or 71 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.0. The index averaged 124.5 points for all … Continue reading

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