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June 2021 Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey Index Little Changed
The index moved from 31.5 to 30.7. Positive numbers indicate market expansion, negative numbers indicate contraction. The market expected 25.0 to 38.7 (consensus +30.8).
June 2021 Empire State Manufacturing Index Declines
The Empire State Manufacturing Survey index declined but remained in expansion.
Rail Week Ending Saturday, June 5 - Moderate Slowing In Intuitive Sectors
Week 22 of 2021 shows the same week total rail traffic (from the same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data.
May 2021 CPI: Year-Over-Year Inflation Continues To Heat Up
According to the BLS, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate was 5.0 % year-over-year (up from the reported 4.2 % last month).
May 2021 Conference Board Employment Index: Historically Rapid Job Growth Expected In The Coming Months
The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index - which forecasts employment for the next 6 months - increased.
Rail Week Ending Saturday, May 29 - May Rail Movements Up 28% Year-over-Year
Week 21 of 2021 shows the same week total rail traffic (from the same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data.
May 2021 BLS Jobs Situation - Job Gains Good But On The Low Side Of Expectations
The headline seasonally adjusted BLS job growth was on the low side of expectations, with the unemployment rate worsening from 6.1 % to 5.8 %.
April 2021 Real Income And Expenditures - Inflation Now Impacting
The data continues to be affected by the pandemic, comparisons to the recession one year ago, and now inflation. Inflation is now seriously impacting growth.
May 2021 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Improvement Continues
Market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 425 K to 475 K (consensus 450 K), and the Department of Labor reported 406,000 new claims.
Rail Week Ending May 15 - Growth Surge Continues
Week 19 of 2021 shows the same week total rail traffic (from the same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
April 2021 Leading Economic Index Increased
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S increased by 1.6 percent in April to 113.3 (2016 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in March and a 0.1 percent decline in February.
April 2021 Trucking Marginally Declined
Headline data for the CASS Freight Index show that truck volumes show volumes slowed month-over-month - but the year-over-year growth is now in double digits.
May 2021 Empire State Manufacturing Index Declines
The Empire State Manufacturing Survey index marginally declined but remained in expansion.
Rail Week Ending Saturday May 1 - Growth Surge Over Lockdown One Year Ago
Week 17 of 2021 shows the same week total rail traffic (from the same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
May 2021 New York Fed Weekly Economic Index (WEI): Index Improvement Continues
The New York Fed's Weekly Leading Index (WLI) improved mostly due to the economic sharp deterioration which occurred one year ago. This index recovery is improving based on the 13-week rolling average.
March 2021 Headline Manufacturing New Orders Improve
US Census says manufacturing new orders improved month-over-month with unfilled orders again improving. Our analysis shows the rolling averages improved and remain in expansion.
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