Monday Economic Report

  • Monday Economic Report - March 19, 2018

    19 March 2018 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturing production has risen 2.5 percent over the past 12 months, up from 1.6 percent last month and the best year-over-year rate since July 2014. Similarly, manufacturing capacity utilization jumped from 76.0 percent in January to 76.9 percent in February, a reading not seen since April 2008.

  • Monday Economic Report - March 12, 2018

    12 March 2018 | eNewsletter

    The latest jobs numbers confirm that the labor market has tightened significantly, with manufacturers increasing employment by a rather robust 18,876 per month on average since the end of 2016.

  • Monday Economic Report - March 5, 2018

    05 March 2018 | eNewsletter

    There were more encouraging signs for manufacturers last week in the economic data. For instance, the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 60.8 in February, the highest level since May 2004.

  • Monday Economic Report - February 26, 2018

    26 February 2018 | eNewsletter

    Financial market volatility has picked up notably in the past few weeks, with equity and bond markets adjusting to stronger economic growth and increased inflationary expectations and to the impacts that this will have on future monetary policy.

  • Monday Economic Report - February 12, 2018

    12 February 2018 | eNewsletter

    Analysts suggest that we might be in for more volatility than we have become accustomed to, and we have certainly seen that in recent trading days.

  • Monday Economic Report - February 5, 2018

    05 February 2018 | eNewsletter

    It was the eighth consecutive month that the sales measure exceeded 60, which signifies robust growth in demand overall.

  • Monday Economic Report - January 29, 2018

    22 January 2018 | eNewsletter

    Overall, the latest report found solid growth in consumer, business and government spending, but headline growth was pulled lower by both net exports and inventory spending.

  • Monday Economic Report - January 22, 2018

    22 January 2018 | eNewsletter

    Overall, manufacturing gross output increased to $6.031 trillion in the third quarter, rising to its highest point since the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Monday Economic Report - January 16, 2018

    16 January 2018 | eNewsletter

    Incoming data suggest that Americans opened their pocketbooks more at year’s end, boding well for holiday spending and for the overall U.S. economy.

  • Monday Economic Report - January 8, 2018

    08 January 2018 | eNewsletter

    Firms have stepped up their hiring as a result of a stronger economic outlook and increased demand and production activity. Since the end of the Great Recession, manufacturing employment has risen by 1,086,000 workers.

  • Monday Economic Report - December 26, 2017

    26 December 2017 | eNewsletter

    The bottom line is that the U.S. economy has expanded for two straight quarters by at least 3 percent, and if the current forecast holds, that streak should extend to three consecutive quarters.

  • Monday Economic Report - December 18, 2017

    18 December 2017 | eNewsletter

    The latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey reflected continued optimism in the sector, with the headline index rising to unprecedented heights. Indeed, 94.6 percent of respondents said they are positive about their own company’s outlook, the highest in the survey’s 20-year history.

  • Monday Economic Report - December 11, 2017

    11 December 2017 | eNewsletter

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that manufacturers added 31,000 workers in November, extending the gain of 23,000 in October. More importantly, the sector has added an average of 15,545 employees on net per month so far in 2017—quite a turnaround from the loss of 16,000 workers in 2016 as a whole.

  • Monday Economic Report - December 4, 2017

    04 December 2017 | eNewsletter

    Economic reports released last week continued to reflect health in the manufacturing sector. For instance, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that manufacturing activity expanded robustly in November, even as it pulled back for the second straight month from September’s reading, which was the fastest pace since May 2004.

  • Monday Economic Report - November 27, 2017

    27 November 2017 | eNewsletter

    New durable goods orders decreased 1.2 percent in October, ending two straight months of solid gains in August and September.