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September 2019 Consumer Expectations: Credit Availability Expectations Improve
The September 2019 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows an uptick in the short-term and a decline in medium-term inflation expectations.
October 2019 Empire State Manufacturing Index Improves A Little
The Empire State Manufacturing Survey index marginally improved and remains expansion. Overall this survey remains below values seen in the last 2+ years.
September 2019 CPI: Year-Over-Year Inflation Rate Unchanged At 1.7%
According to the BLS, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate was 1.7 % year-over-year (unchanged from the reported 1.7 % last month).
October 2019 Initial Unemployment Claims Moving Average Marginally Worsens
Market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 201 K to 219 K (consensus 215,000), and the Department of Labor reported 210,000 new claims.
August 2018 Headline Wholesale Sales Unchanged?
The headlines say wholesale sales unchanged month-over-month with inventory levels very elevated. Our analysis shows a deceleration of the rate of growth for the rolling averages.
August 2019 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Rate Continues To Predict Slowing Employment Growth
The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) can be used as a predictor of future jobs growth, and the predictive elements show that the yoy growth rate of unadjusted private non-farm job openings declined further in contraction.
September 2019 Producer Price Final Demand Year-Over-Year Growth Now 1.4%
The Producer Price Index (PPI) year-over-year inflation declined from 1.8 % to 1.4 %.
September 2019 Conference Board Employment Index Returns To Expansion
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased in September, following a slight decline in August.
August 2019 Headline Export Trade Grew
Trade data headlines show the trade balance grew.
Rail Week Ending Saturday, September 28: Intuitive Sectors Continue To Worsen
Week 39 of 2019 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
August 2019 Headline Manufacturing New Orders Decline
US Census says manufacturing new orders declined month-over-month.
September 2019 ADP Job Growth Is 135,000
ADP reported non-farm private jobs growth at 135,000 which was within expectations.
September 2019 ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Continues To Improve
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward marginally improved but remains slightly in contraction.
Rail Week September 2019 Intuitive Sectors Marginally Worsen
Week 38 of 2019 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data.
Trucking Industry Growth Still Mixed In August 2019
Headline data for the American Trucking Association (ATA) tonnage declined but remains in expansion whilst the CASS Freight Index reported the year-over-year growth rate continues in contraction.
August 2019 CFNAI Super Index Moving Average Again Improved But Continues To Show Weak Growth
The economy's rate of growth marginally accelerated based on the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) 3 month moving (3MA) average - but the economy remained below the historical trend rate of growth.
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