Automotive Sales

Total light vehicle, (LV) sales in January were at an annual rate, of 17.349 M units, down 0.805 million (M) from December and down 0.878 M year on year (y/y). Light truck sales continue to record strong sales of 11.028 M in January, flat y/y. Over the same timeframe, auto (car) sales fell 12.6% y/y to [...]

US Non-Farm Employment

The total number of seasonally adjusted (SA), non-farm people employed in the US in February 2017 was 145,798,000. This figure was up 235,000 month on month (0.16%) and by 2,251,000 (+1.61%) year on year. The economy continues to create strong overall job growth, averaging 187,583 jobs per month. The SA goods producing sector totaled 19,943,000 [...]

Employment Jobless Claims

New filings for unemployment insurance benefits moved up 20,000 to 243,000 for the week ending March 4th, while the four week moving average was 236,500. Continuing unemployment claims fell 6,000 to 2,058,000 for the week ending February 25th as the net number of unemployed people collecting benefits remained at 1.5% where is has been for [...]

Dodge Momentum Index

The Dodge momentum index moved up 2.3 points or 1.6% in February as the Institutional sub-index surged ahead 4.4% to an all-time high of 133.7. The commercial sub-index stalled in February falling back 0.3% to 152.3. The Dodge momentum index was launched on May 12, 2012 with the intent of becoming a 12 month leading [...]