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US: Recap of Economic Indicators

Repeats Story Initially Transmitted at 20:06 GMT Dec 19/15:06 EST Dec 19
                             Dec-17   Nov-17   Oct-17   Sep-17   Aug-17   Jul-17
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UI Claims/4wk avg
wk 1                        236/242  239/231  244/258  298/250  244/241  250/244
wk 2                        225/235  252/239  223/249  281/263  232/241  248/246
wk 3                                 240/240  234/240  260/269  235/238  234/244
wk 4                                 238/242  229/233  269/277  236/237  245/244
wk 5                                                   258/267           241/242
Nonfarm Payrolls                       +228k    +244k     +38k    +208k    +138k
Private Payrolls                       +221k    +247k     +50k    +184k    +133k
Mfg Payroll                             +31k     +23k      +9k     +44k     -11k
Unemployment                            4.1%     4.1%     4.2%     4.4%     4.3%
Avg Wkly Hours                          34.5     34.4     34.4     34.4     34.4
Avg Hours - Mfg                         40.9     40.9     40.8     40.8     40.9
Aggr Hours Index                       +0.5%    +0.3%     Flat    +0.2%    -0.2%
Aggr Hrs Index - Mfg                   +0.2%    +0.4%    +0.1%    +0.1%    +0.2%
Avg Hourly Earnings                    +0.2%    -0.1%    +0.5%    +0.2%    +0.5%
Final Demand PPI                       +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.2%    -0.1%
excl food & energy                     +0.3%    +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.1%    -0.1%
excl food, energy, trade               +0.4%    +0.2%    +0.2%    +0.2%     Flat
CPI                                    +0.4%    +0.1%    +0.5%    +0.4%    +0.1%
excl food & energy                     +0.1%    +0.2%    +0.1%    +0.2%    +0.1%
Import Prices                          +0.7%    +0.1%    +0.8%    +0.6%    -0.1%
non-petro import prices                +0.1%    +0.1%    +0.3%    +0.2%    -0.1%
ISM Mfg Prices Pd Index                 65.5     68.5     71.5     62.0     62.0
PCE Price Index M/M                             +0.1%    +0.4%    +0.2%    +0.1%
PCE Price Index Y/Y                             +1.6%    +1.7%    +1.4%    +1.4%
Core PCE Price Index M/M                        +0.2%    +0.2%    +0.1%    +0.1%
Core PCE Price Index Y/Y                        +1.4%    +1.4%    +1.3%    +1.4%
Treasury Budget (bn)                 -$138.5   -$63.2    +$8.0  -$107.7   -$42.9
Consumer Credit (bn)                           +$20.5   +$19.2   +$11.5   +$15.0
CB Consumer Confidence                 129.5    126.2    120.6    120.4    120.0
Consumer Sentiment          96.8(a)     98.5    100.7     95.1     96.8     93.4
Car Sales, saar (mn)                     4.3      4.4      4.6      4.0      4.2
Truck Sales, saar (mn)                   9.0      9.4      9.6      8.3      8.7
Total, saar (mn)                        13.3     13.8     14.2     12.3     12.9
Retail Sales                           +0.8%    +0.5%    +2.0%    -0.1%    +0.5%
excl motor vehicles                    +1.0%    +0.4%    +1.3%    +0.5%    +0.5%
Personal Income                                 +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.2%    +0.3%
Personal Spending                               +0.3%    +0.9%    +0.2%    +0.4%
ISM Mfg Index                           58.2     58.7     60.8     58.8     56.3
ISM Nonmfg NMI                          57.4     60.1     59.8     55.3     53.9
MNI Chicago Report                      63.9     66.2     65.2     58.9     58.9
Phila Fed Mfg Index                     22.7     27.9     23.8     18.9     19.5
Phila Fed Nonmfg Index                  19.3     32.2     33.2     31.8     23.4
Empire State Index             18.0     19.4     30.2     24.4     25.2      9.8
Markit Mfg Index            55.0(a)     53.9     54.6     53.1     52.8     53.3
Markit Services Index       52.4(a)     54.5     55.3     55.3     56.0     54.6
Ind Production                         +0.2%    +1.2%    +0.3%    -0.4%     Flat
Capacity Util                          77.1%    77.0%    76.2%    76.1%    76.5%
Factory Orders                                  -0.1%    +1.7%    +1.2%    -3.3%
Factory Orders ex
transport                                       +0.8%    +1.1%    +0.6%    +0.5%
Durables                                        -0.8%    +2.4%    +2.1%    -6.8%
Durables ex transport                           +0.9%    +1.3%    +0.8%     +0.8
Nondurables                                     +0.7%    +1.0%    +0.4%    +0.3%
Mfg Shipments                                   +0.6%    +1.1%    +0.6%    +0.2%
Business Inventories                            -0.1%     Flat    +0.6%    +0.3%
Factory                                         +0.2%    +0.6%    +0.6%    +0.4%
Retail                                           Flat    -0.9%    +0.6%     Flat
Wholesale                                       -0.5%    +0.1%    +0.8%     +0.6
Housing Starts (mn)                    1.297    1.256    1.159    1.172    1.185
Building Permits (mn)                  1.298    1.316    1.225    1.272    1.230
NAHB Index                       74       69       68       64       67       64
New Home Sales (k)                                685      645      565      582
Existing Homes (mn)                              5.48     5.37     5.35     5.44
Pending Home Sales Index                        109.3    105.6    106.0    109.1
Construct Spending                              +1.4%    +0.3%    +0.5%    -0.9%
Private Residential                             +0.4%    -0.2%    +0.5%    -0.8%
Trade Balance (bn)                             -$48.7   -$44.9   -$44.3   -$43.6
Exports (bn)                                   $195.9   $195.9   $193.7   $194.5
Imports (bn)                                   $244.6   $240.8   $238.1   $238.1
Goods Only, BOP (bn)                           -$69.1   -$65.2   -$64.7   -$65.3
Leading Index                                   +1.2%    +0.1%    +0.4%    +0.3%
                                                         Q3-17             Q2-17
GDP (chain-wt)                                           +3.3%             +3.1%
Final Sales                                              +2.5%             +2.9%
Chain prices                                             +2.1%             +1.0%
Current-dollar                                           +5.5%             +4.1%
                                                         Q3-17             Q2-17
Nonfarm Productivity                                     +3.0%             +1.5%
Nonfarm Unit Labor Costs                                 -0.2%             +0.3%
                                                         Q3-17             Q2-17
ECI (q/q)                                                +0.7%             +0.5%
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