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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capital goods

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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initial claims

Initial Unemployment Claims Register Lowest Talley Since March

– May 28, 2020

Massive layoffs continue but the trend has been slowing for eight consecutive weeks.

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Regional Fed Surveys Show Improving Expectations

– May 22, 2020

Recent surveys suggest business current conditions remain extremely weak but expectations about the future are improving.

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unemployment

New Unemployment Claims Slowed Again as Total Unemployed Hits a Record High

– May 21, 2020

The labor market continues to struggle under the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and government policy responses, but some signs of easing are emerging.

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Low Mortgage Rates May Support Housing Rebound

– May 19, 2020

Low mortgage rates may provide some support for housing activity following a plunge in starts and permits in April.

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Manufacturing Activity Plummets in April

– May 15, 2020

Industrial production plunged as the tsunami of disastrous economic data continues. While some areas are moving towards easing restrictions, it will likely be a slow path back.

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Mixed Emotions for Consumers in Early May

– May 15, 2020

Consumer attitudes are changing in somewhat unexpected ways as personal health, family finances, and social interactions are impacted by lockdown policies.

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Retail Sales Post Another Record Plunge in April

– May 15, 2020

Retail sales posted another record decline in April and are likely to show significant weakness over the next several months.

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New Unemployment Claims Slowed Again, Dropping Below 3 Million

– May 14, 2020

The labor market and the economy have been crushed by the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and government policy responses.

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