Category Archives: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Employment in the U.S.

Here’s an interesting data series we thought you might find enlightening. Note the peak in manufacturing jobs in June 1977,  which represented 22 percent of all nonfarm payrolls,  then, to fall to less than 9 percent of total employment today.   … Continue reading

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HSBC Flash China PMI Still Contracting

Markit reports, Commenting on the Flash China Manufacturing PMI survey, Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China & Co-Head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC said: “As April flash PMI ticked higher, this suggests that the earlier easing measures have started to … Continue reading

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Eurozone manufacturing slump worsens in March – Markit

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Korea PMI Expands After 7-Month Contraction

From Markit, Commenting on the South Korea Manufacturing PMI® survey, Ronald Man, Economist at HSBC in Asia said: “At last, manufacturing conditions in Korea have improved. More importantly for policy makers, new orders have picked up, which suggests that demand … Continue reading

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Global PMI Little Changed @ 51.1, Costs Accelerate

From today’s Markit release, The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ broadly held its ground at 51.1 in February, little-changed from 51.3 in January, to signal an improvement in operating conditions for the third straight month. Levels of output, new orders and … Continue reading

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Global PMI at 7-month High

Markit reports, The global manufacturing sector continued to record below trend growth at the start of 2012. At 51.2 in January, the JP Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ rose to a seven month high, but remained below its long-run average (51.8). … Continue reading

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