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November Jobs Report Disappoints

– December 8, 2018

U.S. nonfarm payrolls added 155,000 jobs in November. Despite the weak performance, the labor market remains tight.

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ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Rises in November; Initial Claims trending higher

– December 6, 2018

The ISM’s nonmanufacturing index rose to 60.7 in November. The increase follows the manufacturing report that also posted a gain in November. The two reports suggest slightly faster expansion for the economy last month.

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ISM Manufacturing PMI Rose in November With Most Components Suggesting Faster Expansion

– December 3, 2018

 The ISM PMI rose in November with broad-based gains among the components. The results suggest continued expansion for the manufacturing sector.

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Income and Spending Gains Suggest Fourth-Quarter Growth off to a Strong Start

– November 29, 2018

Real disposable income and personal consumption expenditures rose in October suggesting fourth-quarter real GDP growth is off to a strong start.

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New Home Sales Tumble in October; Corporate Profits Hit a New Record

– November 28, 2018

Sales of new single-family homes fell in October and the inventory of homes for sale rose, driving months’ supply to a seven-year high. With prices and interest rates rising, the outlook for housing is unfavorable.

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Housing Outlook Remains Cautious

– November 20, 2018

A drop in new housing permits and a plunge in homebuilder sentiment suggest the outlook for housing remains cautious.

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Manufacturing Output Rose 0.3 Percent in October

– November 16, 2018

The manufacturing resurgence continued as output rose 0.3 percent in October, the fifth monthly gain in a row, resulting in an annualized growth rate of 5.0 percent over the period.

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Retail Sales Growth Rebounded in October While Initial Claims Ticked Up

– November 15, 2018

Retail sales and initial claims data show the economy remains generally healthy. However, uncertainty around U.S. economic policies and broadening global economic risks have the potential to negatively impact the economic expansion.

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Consumer Sentiment Fell Slightly in Early November but Remains at a High Level

– November 9, 2018

Consumer sentiment indicators remain at broadly favorable levels but rising interest rates and accelerating price increases are starting to have an impact.

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Initial Claims Hold Near Record Lows While Consumer Credit Growth Slows

– November 8, 2018

Initial claims remain near a record low as a percentage of the labor force while consumer credit growth slowed in September. Both are positive signs for the economy.

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Job Openings and Quits Remain Near Record Highs

– November 6, 2018

Open jobs in the U.S. were down slightly in September to 7.009 million, just below the record-high 7.293 million in August. Private job openings totaled 6.407 million in September. Overall, the data relating to the labor market continue to show strength.

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Private Payrolls Jumped in October and Wage Growth Accelerated

– November 2, 2018

U.S. nonfarm payrolls added 250,000 jobs in October and hourly earnings growth accelerated to a 3.1 percent rate, the highest since April 2009. Both are positive signs for the labor market and the economy overall.

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