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MNI Survey of US Economic Forecasts: Sep 28

                         Sep 28   Sep 28   Sep 28
                        Initial             Chain
                        Jobless     Real    Price
                         Claims      GDP    Index
Data For              Sep 22 wk    2Q(t)   4Q (t)
Denomination                  K  Pct Chg  Pct Chg
Median Forecast **          265      3.0      1.0
High Forecast               300      3.2      1.0
Low Forecast                250      3.0      1.0
Mean                        270      3.1      1.0
Standard Deviation         15.1      0.1      0.0
No. of Responses             10       15        4
Amherst Pierpont            290      3.2       NA
BofA/Merrill Lynch           NA      3.1       NA
Barclays Capital            250      3.0       NA
BMO                         265      3.0      1.0
Capital Economics            NA      3.1       NA
CIBC                         NA      3.0      1.0
Credit Suisse                NA      3.2       NA
FT Advisors                 260      3.1      1.0
Goldman Sachs               255      3.0       NA
Morgan Stanley               NA      3.0       NA
Natwest                     270       NA       NA
NTL Bank Canada              NA      3.1       NA
RBC                         300      3.0       NA
SocGen                       NA       NA       NA
Stone McCarthy              260      3.1       NA
TD Securities                NA       NA       NA
UBS                         280      3.0       NA
UMaryland                   265      3.0      1.0
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
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