Monday Economic Report

  • Monday Economic Report - July 18, 2016

    18 July 2016 | eNewsletter

    Economic data were mixed last week, but there was encouraging news related to manufacturing production, which rebounded in June after a disappointing May report.

  • Monday Economic Report - July 11, 2016

    11 July 2016 | eNewsletter

    The June jobs numbers provided mixed news on the labor market, but more than anything, they suggest that the U.S. economy remains much weaker than desired, particularly for manufacturing.

  • Monday Economic Report - July 5, 2016

    05 July 2016 | eNewsletter

    There continues to be mixed news on the current state of the manufacturing sector, mirroring the varied reports on the overall economy as a whole.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 27, 2016

    27 June 2016 | eNewsletter

    The vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union—the so-called “Brexit”—dominated headlines on Friday.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 20, 2016

    20 June 2016 | eNewsletter

    There were numerous economic indicators out last week, but financial markets pivoted on news from the Federal Reserve and the prospects for a possible “Brexit” vote in the United Kingdom on June 23 for Britain to possibly leave the European Union.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 13, 2016

    13 June 2016 | eNewsletter

    With only a handful of new data points last week, financial markets were able to catch a slight breather before a slew of new indicators come out this week.

  • Monday Economic Report - June 6, 2016

    06 June 2016 | eNewsletter

    Despite encouraging signs earlier elsewhere in the economy, including retail sales, housing and manufacturing sentiment, employers remain cautious enough in their economic outlook to hold back on hiring—at least for now.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 31, 2016

    31 May 2016 | eNewsletter

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the U.S. economy grew 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2016, up from the prior estimate of 0.5 percent.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 23, 2016

    23 May 2016 | eNewsletter

    After disappointing manufacturing activity in the first quarter of 2016, the sector rebounded somewhat in April.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 16, 2016

    16 May 2016 | eNewsletter

    After receiving disappointing consumer spending numbers in the first quarter, the rebound in retail sales in April was welcome news. Americans increased their spending with retailers by 1.3 percent in April, up from a decline of 0.3 percent in March.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 9, 2016

    09 May 2016 | eNewsletter

    The current state of the manufacturing economy continues to be a give-and-take between signs that the sector is beginning to improve versus ongoing challenges related to global headwinds.

  • Monday Economic Report - May 2, 2016

    02 May 2016 | eNewsletter

    Overall, U.S. economic growth has been disappointing through the first three months of 2016, with real GDP up by just 0.5 percent, extending the sluggishness seen at the end of 2015.

  • Monday Economic Report - April 25, 2016

    25 April 2016 | eNewsletter

    Building on disappointing hiring, production and retail numbers this month, the housing data out last week provided another discouraging economic measure for us to absorb.

  • Monday Economic Report - April 18, 2016

    18 April 2016 | eNewsletter

    Much of the recent data regarding manufacturing output and demand have reflected improvements, with signs of possible stabilization in the market.

  • Monday Economic Report - April 11, 2016

    11 April 2016 | eNewsletter

    With that said, in the give-and-take of the past few weeks, encouraging signs about the economy have often been met with reminders of ongoing challenges.