Tag Archives: Spending

Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a fairly quiet week for U.S. economic data with one loud exception. The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced a sizeable downward revision to their estimate of 2014Q1 real GDP growth. The first estimate of Q1 GDP growth showed … Continue reading

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May Income and Spending, Q1 GDP Revision, June UI Claims

Q1 GDP Revised Down Again, May Income/Spending Data Consistent with Q2 GDP Rebound U.S. Personal Income increased by 0.4 percent in May, with solid wage growth. After accounting for inflation and taxes, Real Disposable Personal Income also gained 0.2 percent. … Continue reading

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April ISM Manufacturing, FOMC, March Construction, Income/Spending

Grab Bag of Data Consistent with Ongoing Expansion  The ISM Manufacturing Index for April increased to a solid 54.9 percent, boosted by employment. The Federal Reserve tapered asset purchases as expected. No change to the fed funds rate. March Construction … Continue reading

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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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July U.S. Employment and June Income and Spending

Jobs Report Confounds in Both Directions, Payrolls Weaker, Unemployment Better  The July Payroll Employment Survey showed a weaker-than-expected gain of 162,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate for July decreased to 7.4 percent, better than expected. Average Weekly Hours ticked down for … 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 Income and Spending, June UI Claims, Q1 GDP Revision

Income Gains Plus Home Equity Accumulation Equals Steadier Consumer Spending  U.S. Personal Income increased by 0.5 percent in May, driven by interest and dividend income. After accounting for inflation and taxes, Real Disposable Personal Income gained 0.4 percent in May. … Continue reading

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April Income and Spending

Real Income Close to Stall Speed, Savings Rate Stays Low, Disinflation Continues U.S. Personal Income was unchanged nominally in April, but falling prices helped. The PCE Price Index decreased by 0.3 percent in April as gasoline prices eased. After accounting … Continue reading

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