ISM Manufacturing Index was reported at 49.7 vs. prior reading of 53.5 and consensus of 52.0.
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ECRI Weekly Leading Index for week ending April 27, 2012 was reported unchanged y-o-y. Prior reading was at 0.5%.
Nonfarm payrolls rose 115.000 in April; Consensus was at 160.000; March reading was an increase of 154.000 (revised up 34.000). Unemployment was reported at 8.1% vs. prior reading and consensus of also 8.2%.
Private payrolls were up 130.000 vs. 165.000 consensus and 166.000 reading in March (revised up 45.000).
Initial jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 365.000 vs. 379.000 consensus and last week revised (up 4.000) reading of 392.000.
Challenger’s count of layoff announcements was reported at 40,559 in April vs. 37,880 in March.
ADP Employment rose 119,000 in April vs. revised (down 8,000) gain of 201,000 in March.
As expected, a non-event.
Statement wording mostly unchanged, federal funds rates at exceptionally low levels at least through late 2014.
A full statement with changes tracked bellow.
Nonfarm payrolls rose 227.000 in February; Consensus was at 210.000; January reading was an increase of 284.000 (revised up 41.000). Unemployment was reported at 8.3% vs. prior reading and consensus of also 8.3%.
Private payrolls were up 233.000 vs. 225.000 consensus and 285.000 reading in January (revised up 28.000).
Strong set of figures.
U.S. GDP growth for Q4 was revised yesterday from 2.8% to 3.0%; consensus was at 2.8%. Q3 2011 reading was at 1.8%.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index for week ending January 20, 2012 was reported down 6.5% y-o-y. Prior reading was at -7.6%.
U.S. GDP growth for Q4 was reported at 2.8%; consensus was at 3.0%. Q3 2011 reading was at 1.8%.
Statement wording unchanged, federal funds rates at exceptionally low levels at least through late 2014.
Initial jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 352.000 vs. 384.000 consensus and last week revised (up 3.000) reading of 402.000.
U.S. housing starts in September fell 4.1% to 657.000 vs. 685.000 November reading. Consensus was at 680.000. On year level U.S. housing starts are up 24.9%.
U.S. consumer price index was unchanged in December vs. 0.1% consensus and unchanged reading for November. On year level CPI inflation is running at 3.0%.