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factory orders2 070220 New orders for U.S. manufactured goods showed a substantial rebound in the month of May, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said factory orders spiked by 8.0 percent in May after plunging by a revised 13.5 percent in April.

trade deficit 070220 With the value of exports falling by much more than the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing the U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in the month of May. The Commerce Department said the trade deficit widened to $54.6 billion in May from a revised $49.8 billion in April.

unemploymentrate 070220 After reporting an unexpected jump in employment in the U.S. in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing another record spike in employment in the month of June. The report said non-farm payroll employment skyrocketed by 4.8 million jobs in June after soaring by an upwardly revised 2.7 million jobs in May.

jobless claims2 070220 A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much less than expected in the week ended June 27th. The Labor Department said initial jobless claims dropped to 1.427 million, a decrease of 55,000 from the previous week's revised level of 1.482 million.

With the value of exports falling by much more than the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing the U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in the month of May.

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much less than expected in the week ended June 27th.

After reporting an unexpected jump in employment in the U.S. in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing another record spike in employment in the month of June.

eccles building 110818 01jul20 With interest rates expected to remain at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, the minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting showed participants discussed new tools for conducting monetary policy. The minutes showed the meeting included briefings on the roles of forward guidance and large-scale asset purchase programs as well as implementing yield curve control.

construction spending 070120 Construction spending in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a continued decrease in the month of May, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said construction spending tumbled by 2.1 percent to an annual rate of $1.356 trillion in May after plunging by 3.5 percent to a revised rate of $1.386 trillion in April.

ism manufacturing 070120 After reporting contractions in U.S. manufacturing activity for three straights months, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Wednesday showing activity unexpectedly expanded in the month of June. The ISM said its purchasing managers index jumped to 52.6 in June from 43.1 in May, with a reading above 50 indicating an expansion in manufacturing activity.

adp2 070120 A report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday showed a significant increase in private sector employment in the month of June as well as a substantial upward revision to the data for May. ADP said private sector employment jumped by 2.369 million jobs in June, which was below economist estimates for a spike of about 3.000 million jobs.

A report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday showed a significant increase in private sector employment in the month of June as well as a substantial upward revision to the data for May.

consumer confidence 063020 Reflecting the re-opening of the economy and the recent drop in unemployment claims, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing a bigger than expected improvement in U.S. consumer confidence in the month of June. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index jumped to 98.1 in June from a downwardly revised 85.9 in May.

chicagobusinessbarometer 063020 A report released by MNI Indicators on Tuesday showed a continued contraction in Chicago-area business activity in the month of June. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer rose to 36.6 in June from 32.3 in May, but a reading below 50 still indicates a contraction in regional business activity. Economists had expected the index to jump to 45.0.

us gdp 062520 A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed the slump in U.S. economic activity in the first quarter was unrevised from the previous estimate. The Commerce Department said real gross domestic product tumbled by 5.0 percent in the first quarter, unchanged from the estimate provided last month and in line with expectations.

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