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Bond extensions

SILVER TECHS

Outlook Remains Bearish

                                             4Q-17/    4Q/3Q      4Q/3Q
                             3Q-17   4Q-17    3Q-17 annual'd  annual'd
                               Avg     Avg     %chg     %chg    %chg**
Index of aggregate hrs.       107.3   107.6      0.2      1.0       1.5
Avg. hourly earnings           26.5    26.5      0.3      1.2       1.8
Avg. hourly earnings (mfg)     26.7    26.8      0.4      1.6       2.4
                                              4Q-17/
                              3Q-17   4Q-17    3Q-17
                               Avg     Avg     chng
Non-farm payrolls (chg)         121     261      140
Private payrolls (chg)          111     252      141
Mfg payrolls (chg)               13      24       11
Construction (chg)                9      11        2
Pool of Avail Workers (lvl)   12602   11705     -897
**Assumes annualization is 12 divided by the number of months between
the center of the mass of data. This results in an exponent of
6.0 for one month of data in the qtr and an exponent of 4.8
when two months of a quarter's data are available.
     ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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