Business-Cycle Conditions
Labor Market Rebounds as Private Payrolls Jump

Labor Market Rebounds as Private Payrolls Jump by 3 Million, Unemployment Rate Drops

– June 5, 2020

More than 3 million private U.S. jobs were recovered in May, providing hope that the economy may already be bottoming, setting the stage for growth in the near future.

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Auto Sales Stage Partial Rebound Following A Two-Month Plunge

Unit-Auto Sales Stage Partial Rebound Following A Two-Month Plunge

– June 4, 2020

Auto sales partially rebounded in May following a two-month plunge. Some areas of the economy may be bottoming, setting the stage for growth later in the year.

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Unemployment Claims Continue to Fall

Initial Unemployment Claims Continue to Fall

– June 4, 2020

Continued slowing of initial claims may be a sign the economy is bottoming and setting the stage for growth later in the year.

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Signs of Improvement in the ISM Nonmanufacturing Survey in May

Signs of Improvement in the ISM Nonmanufacturing Survey in May

– June 3, 2020

The nonmanufacturing sector contracted at a slower pace in May amid easing restrictions and rising optimism for a rebound.

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Manufacturing Survey Less Negative in May

Manufacturing Survey Less Negative in May

– June 1, 2020

The ISM Manufacturing survey showed some improvement in May with several components rebounding from multi-year or record lows.

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Manufacturers’ New Orders Posted Widespread Declines in April

– May 28, 2020

Manufacturers’ new orders tumbled in April on broad-based declines but as government restrictions are eased, signs of healing are likely to emerge.

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