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US: Recap of Economic Indicators

                            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                       245/236   240/240  234/240  260/269  235/238  234/244
wk 4                       245/238   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                    +0.2%    +0.1%    +0.4%    +0.2%    +0.1%
PCE Price Index Y/Y                    +1.8%    +1.6%    +1.7%    +1.4%    +1.4%
Core PCE Price Index M/M               +0.1%    +0.2%    +0.2%    +0.1%    +0.1%
Core PCE Price Index Y/Y               +1.5%    +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       122.1     128.6    126.2    120.6    120.4    120.0
Consumer Sentiment            95.9      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                        +0.3%    +0.4%    +0.5%    +0.2%    +0.3%
Personal Spending                      +0.6%    +0.2%    +1.0%    +0.2%    +0.3%
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            67.6      63.9     66.2     65.2     58.9     58.9
Phila Fed Mfg Index           26.2      22.7     27.9     23.8     18.9     19.5
Phila Fed Nonmfg Index        25.3      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              55.1      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                               +1.3%    -0.4%    +2.4%    +2.1%    -6.8%
Durables ex transport                  -0.1%    +1.3%    +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                              +0.1%(a)     Flat    -0.9%    +0.6%     Flat
Wholesale                           +0.7%(a)    -0.4%    +0.1%    +0.8%     +0.6
Housing Starts (mn)                    1.297    1.256    1.159    1.172    1.185
Building Permits (mn)                  1.303    1.316    1.225    1.272    1.230
NAHB Index                      74        69       68       64       67       64
New Home Sales (k)                       733      624      635      559      564
Existing Homes (mn)                     5.81     5.50     5.37     5.35     5.44
Pending Home Sales Index               109.5    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)                  -$69.7   -$68.1   -$64.0   -$64.7   -$65.3
Leading Index                          +0.4%    +1.2%    +0.1%    +0.4%    +0.3%
                                                         Q3-17             Q2-17
GDP (chain-wt)                                           +3.2%             +3.1%
Final Sales                                              +2.4%             +2.9%
Chain prices                                             +2.1%             +1.0%
Current-dollar                                           +5.3%             +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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