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(M2) Correction Extends


Late Session Rebound


(M2) Corrective Cycle Remains In Play


(M2) Gains Still Considered Corrective

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Release for: December 2017
Source: The Conference Board
Components with * are forecasts for the current month
                                      Aug-17   Sep-17   Oct-17   Nov-17   Dec-17
Employment Trend Index                104.40   104.35   106.39   106.36   107.10
M/M Pct. Change                        -0.39    -0.05     1.95    -0.03     0.70
Conf Board Jobs Hard to Get             18.4     18.0     17.1     16.8     15.2
Initial Claims Level                   250.4    267.0    232.7    241.8    241.9
NFIB Firms With Jobs Open*              31.0     30.0     35.0     30.0     31.0
BLS Temporary Employees               3049.0   3059.1   3073.4   3090.3   3097.3
BLS Involuntary part-time workers     0.1953   0.1972   0.1893   0.1875   0.1888
BLS Job Openings*                       6090     6177     5996     6227     6246
Fed Industrial Production*           104.648  104.916  106.145  106.397  106.950
BEA Real Manufacturing Trade and
Sales                                1266673  1275743  1280879  1285654  1290938
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