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Jobs Report - Friday, September 4
This morning the August official jobs report was released. There were 1.37 million jobs produced, down from last month’s 1.73 million.
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New Jobless Claims
New jobless claims are reported every week and are a leading economic indicator. This week they fell to 963,000 under a million for the first time in months.
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The Manufacturing Sector – (Markit Manufacturing PMI)
This week the Markit Manufacturing PMI came in at 50.9, the official ISM manufacturing index came in 54.2% and the Factory orders reports came in rising 6.2%.
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Peak Of Contraction – The IHS Market Report
Expect a slow recovery and maybe by the fourth quarter growth will return.
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Guessing On Market Direction
There has been a constant barrage of pundits all predicting where the stock market is going to go. There is no consensus.
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Manufacturing – The ISM Report
The ISM report for March was released. Although it was bad, it was better than expected.
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Pending Home Sales
The pending homes sales reported this week fell by the largest amount ever recorded, 21.8% from March and down 33.8% year over year. While that is very bad news and could be an indication of falling prices in the months ahead all is not dire.
The Economic Numbers
The only meaningful economic report that we should pay attention to is the weekly jobless claims.
Jobs Report
You cannot help but comment on December’s jobs report. It was almost twice as strong as expected at 312,000 new jobs created for December. For October and November the numbers were revised up by about 100,000.

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