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Economy in Brief
Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Remains Weak; Prices Collapse
The Chicago PMI for January ticked higher to 59.4 but remained down from 64.5 reached three months ago...
U.S. Employment Cost Index Moderates in Q4
The employment cost index for private industry workers rose 0.6% (2.1% y/y) in Q4'14, following an unrevised 0.7% Q3 rise...
The Germans in the Dell: the Cheese and the Germans Stand Alone
The unemployment rate turned lower in December in both the EU and EMU...
U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Plunge to 2000 Low
Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to 265,000 during the week ended January 24 from 308,00 during the prior week...
U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline in December and for All of 2014
The NAR reported that pending sales of single-family homes declined 3.7% last month (+6.1% y/y) following a revised 0.6% November increase...
EMU Money and Credit Struggle Higher
EMU money and credit growth in December show signs of making progress...
by Tom Moeller June 2, 2011
Manufacturing orders pulled back 1.2% during April after a 3.8% March jump, revised up from 3.0%. Consensus expectations were for a 1.0% decline in total factory orders. For durable goods only, orders fell an unrevised 3.6%. As indicated last week, much of the decline in durables was due to aircraft. Nondurable goods orders, which equal shipments, rose 0.6% (14.6% y/y). Apparel shipments rose 0.9% (5.3% y/y) but chemical shipments fell 0.3% (+1.0% y/y).
Inventory building continued strong at 1.3% (12.3% y/y), although the figure was biased due to higher oil prices. Durable inventories jumped 0.9% (12.7% y/y) but nondurables surged 1.9% due to the 6.2% jump (35.6% y/y) in petroleum. Growth in unfilled orders moderated to 0.3% for the month. The 5.4% y/y gain masks, however, the strength of a 12.6% rise in backlogs less the transportation sector. It was led by a 31.2% y/y gain in backlogs of machinery orders and a 22.3% gain in electrical equipment, appliances & components.
The factory sector figures are available in Haver's USECON database.
Assessing Potential Financial Imbalances in an Era of Accommodative Monetary Policy is yesterday's speech by Fed Vice Chair Janet L. Yellen and it can be found here.
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