Monday Economic Report

  • 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.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 8, 2017

    08 May 2017 | eNewsletter

    The manufacturing sector has hired 14,200 additional workers on net over the past five months, a notable difference from the more cautious approach to hiring seen before that.The good news is that business leaders are more upbeat in their economic outlook so far in 2017, with demand and production expanding modestly once again.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 1, 2017

    01 May 2017 | eNewsletter

    We will be looking for additional signs of growth in manufacturing this week, with the Institute for Supply Management’s survey expected to report the eighth straight monthly expansion in April.

  • Monday Economic Report - April 24, 2017

    24 April 2017

    While manufacturing activity has turned a corner and is trending in the right direction overall, especially relative to what we saw for much of last year, many of the economic indicators released last week reflected some easing in the latest data

  • Monday Economic Report - April 17, 2017

    17 April 2017 | eNewsletter

    This week, we will find out whether the manufacturers can increase production for the seventh straight month, building on recent progress in the sector.

  • Monday Economic Report - April 10, 2017

    10 April 2017 | eNewsletter

    The recent uptick in optimism in the sector has begun to translate into better job growth, especially when contrasted with the employment declines seen as recently as last autumn.

  • Monday Economic Report - April 3, 2017

    03 April 2017 | eNewsletter

    93.3 percent of manufacturers are either somewhat or very positive about their own company’s outlook, up from 56.6 percent one year ago and 77.8 percent in December.

  • Monday Economic Report - March 27, 2017

    27 March 2017 | eNewsletter

    The U.S. economy appears to be turning a corner as many indicators released last week hit multiyear highs.