Monday Economic Report

  • Monday Economic Report - August 21, 2017

    21 August 2017 | eNewsletter

    Many thanks to Carolyn Evans of Intel Corporation for compiling this week’s Monday Economic Report.

  • Monday Economic Report - August 14, 2017

    14 August 2017 | eNewsletter

    The employment data reflect improvements in the overall economy and encouraging figures for manufacturing, with the sector adding 16,000 workers in July and with job openings and hiring in the sector also moving in the right direction.

  • Monday Economic Report - August 7, 2017

    07 August 2017 | eNewsletter

    The manufacturing sector added 16,000 net new workers in July, extending the gain of 12,000 workers in June and reflecting growth in seven of the past eight months.

  • Monday Economic Report - July 31, 2017

    31 July 2017 | eNewsletter

    The U.S. economy grew by an annualized 2.6 percent in the second quarter, according to preliminary data, with real GDP up 1.9 percent at the annual rate in the first half of 2017.

  • Monday Economic Report - July 24, 2017

    24 July 2017 | eNewsletter

    In March, the Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the NAM rose to an all-time high in the survey’s 20-year history, with 93.3 percent of respondents positive about their own company outlook. Three months later, manufacturers remain very upbeat.

  • Monday Economic Report - July 17, 2017

    17 July 2017 | eNewsletter

    Overall, springtime production in the sector was choppier than expected, especially given the more robust outlook in other data sources. The longer-term trend for output among manufacturers has been quite positive.

  • Monday Economic Report - July 10, 2017

    10 July 2017 | eNewsletter

    As we begin the second half of 2017, indicators continue to provide mixed messages about the current state of the U.S. economy. There is a lot of room for improvement for manufacturing activity.

  • Monday Economic Report - July 3, 2017

    03 July 2017 | eNewsletter

    Consumer spending improved from earlier estimates but still reflects reduced purchases of durable goods. We would expect a strong rebound in second quarter data.The U.S. economy should expand by 2.3 percent for 2017 as a whole.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 26, 2017

    26 June 2017 | eNewsletter

    Last week was a slower one for indicators, but the data points that were released reflected mostly positive trends, with the global economy showing signs of continued progress.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 19, 2017

    19 June 2017 | eNewsletter

    There will only be a handful of economic releases out this week, with data focusing mainly on manufacturing and housing. Other highlights this week include the latest figures for existing and new home sales, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly survey and leading economic indicators.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 12, 2017

    12 June 2017 | eNewsletter

    After a busy few weeks of data, there was a bit of a breather on new economic indicators out last week. Of the reports that were released, one of the standouts was nonfarm job openings, which exceeded 6 million for the first time ever. This was yet another sign that the labor market has improved significantly in recent months.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 5, 2017

    05 June 2017 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturing employment fell by 1,000 workers in May. On the positive side, revisions to March and April data added another 3,000 employees to what was estimated previously. Overall, manufacturing employment has averaged 12,167 per month since December.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 30, 2017

    30 May 2017 | eNewsletter

    Data continued to reflect some easing in manufacturing activity, even as the longer-term trend has been favorable

  • Monday Economic Report - May 22, 2017

    22 May 2017 | eNewsletter

    For manufacturers, two regional surveys showed movement in the opposite direction in the May data. Nonetheless, respondents to both surveys remained quite upbeat in their assessments of the next six months, even with some easing in perceptions in the latest figures.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 15, 2017

    15 May 2017 | eNewsletter

    Retail sales picked up in April, rising 0.4 percent. We hope this is a sign that consumer spending will once again return to being a bright spot in the U.S. economy, lifting second quarter real GDP.