May 2017

Advanced Durable Goods Orders

New orders for durable goods (DG), gained 0.7% in March, its third month in a row of advances. On a three month moving average (3MMA), assessment, DG were up 1.8% month on month and up 2.0% year on year. Manufacturers added 11,000 jobs in March as payrolls increased by 49,000 in Q1.  This was the [...]

Construction Put-in-Place (CPIP) March 2017

Construction put-in-place (CPIP), March 2017: March CPIP data released today (May 1st), yielded mixed results. Overall total construction posted positive growth. Private expenditures showed positive growth, however, State & Local spending continued to contract. The data presented in this report are not seasonally adjusted (NSA) and are in constant 2009 dollars. Total Construction: Total construction [...]