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Partly reflecting a notable increase in non-revolving credit, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing a sharp jump in U.S. consumer credit in the month of March. The Fed said consumer credit surged up by $29.7 billion in March.

nonfarmpayrolls-050616.jpg Employment in the U.S. climbed by much less than expected in the month of April, the Labor Department revealed in a closely watched report on Friday. The report said non-farm payroll employment rose by 160,000 jobs in April compared to economist estimates for a jump of about 200,000 jobs.

Employment in the U.S. climbed by much less than expected in the month of April, the Labor Department revealed in a closely watched report on Friday.

Joblessclaims-050516.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by more than expected in the week ended April 30th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims climbed to 274,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 257,000.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by more than expected in the week ended April 30th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

FactoryGoodsOrders-050416.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured goods increased by much more than expected in the month of March, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Wednesday. The report said factory orders surged up by 1.1 percent in March after tumbling by 1.9 percent in February.

ISM-Nonmanufacturing-050416.jpg Activity in the U.S. service sector grew at a faster rate in the month of April, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday. The ISM said its non-manufacturing index climbed to 55.7 in April.

Nonfarmproductivity-050416.jpg Productivity in the U.S. declined again in the first three months of 2016, according to fresh government statistics released on Wednesday. This followed a decline during the previous quarter. Meanwhile, output edged only slightly higher despite an advance in the number of hours worked. Also, the costs of production rose at a faster rate.

TradeBalance-050416.jpg Reflecting a steep drop in the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a notably narrower U.S. trade deficit in the month of March. The report said the trade deficit narrowed to $40.4 billion in March from $47.0 billion in February.

ADPdata-050416.jpg Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said the private sector added 156,000 jobs in April following an increase of 194,000 jobs in March.

Labor productivity in the U.S. continued to decrease in the first quarter of 2016, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Wednesday.

Reflecting a steep drop in the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a notably narrower U.S. trade deficit in the month of March. The report said the trade deficit narrowed to $40.4 billion in March from $47.0 billion in February. The deficit had been expected...

Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday.

constructionspending-050216.jpg Construction spending in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of March, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Monday, although the report also showed a significant upward revision to spending in February.

ismmanufacturing-050216.jpg Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity slowed by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday. The ISM said its purchasing managers index dipped to 50.8 in April from 51.8 in March.

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