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Unemployment Rate

The Employment Situation – – July 2017

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care.

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JULY 2017 MANUFACTURING ISM REPORT

July 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July, and the overall economy grew for the 98th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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U.S. Economic Snapshot

U.S. Economic Snapshot – June 2017

“The U.S. LEI rose sharply in June, pointing to continued growth in the U.S. economy and perhaps even a moderate improvement in GDP growth in the second half of the year,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “The broad-based gain in the U.S. LEI was led by a large contribution from housing permits, which improved after several months of weakness.”      The Conference Board

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Manufacturing and Trade

Manufacturing And Trade Inventories And Sales, May 2017

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Sales
The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May, adjusted for seasonal and
trading-day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,350.2 billion, down 0.2 percent (±0.2
percent)* from April 2017, but was up 5.1 percent (±0.4 percent) from May 2016.

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US Unemployment July 2017

The Employment Situation – – June 2017

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and mining.

US Unemployment July 2017

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June 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report

June 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management.

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June, and the overall economy grew for the 97th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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US Economic Snapshot

U.S. Economic Snapshot – June 2017

“The U.S. LEI continued on its upward trend in May, suggesting the economy is likely to remain on, or perhaps even moderately above, its long-term trend of about 2 percent growth for the remainder of the year,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “The improvement was widespread among the majority of the leading indicators except for housing permits, which declined again. And, the average workweek in manufacturing has recently shown  no sign of improvement.”       – The Conference Board

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THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – MAY 2017

The Employment Situation – May 2017

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care and mining.

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May 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report

May 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May, and the overall economy grew for the 96th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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U.S. Economic Snapshot

U.S. Economic Snapshot – May 2017

“The recent trend in the U.S. LEI, led by the positive outlook of consumers and financial markets, continues to point to a growing economy, perhaps even a cyclical pickup,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “First quarter’s weak GDP growth is likely a temporary hiccup as the economy returns to its long-term trend of about 2 percent. While the majority of leading indicators have been contributing positively in recent months, housing permits followed by average workweek in manufacturing have been the sources of weakness among the U.S. LEI components.”                                                                The Conference Board

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