February 4, 2016
Orders and shipments of factory-made goods were down in a report out Thursday, but earlier reports based on more recent activity indicates conditions may be on the verge of brightening.
January 6, 2016
Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.
December 4, 2015
The U.S. economy continued adding jobs in November as trucking employment turned around from the month before, while a separate report on manufacturing was only somewhat positive for the industry.
October 2, 2015
Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.
September 2, 2015
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
July 2, 2015
Economic Watch: The nation’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percent point in June to 5.3%, its lowest rate since April 2008, while 7,400 jobs were added in the for-hire trucking sector.
June 2, 2015
New orders for factory-made goods continue to disappoint, falling 0.4% in April from the month before and marking the eighth decline in the last nine months.
May 4, 2015
New orders and shipments of factory made goods turned around in March, according to a new Commerce Department Report released Monday.
March 6, 2015
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
February 3, 2015
A full report on activity at U.S. factories in December shows drops in both shipments and new orders, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
December 5, 2014
The number of people who found jobs in November increased dramatically from the month before but the unemployment rate was unchanged, according to U.S. Labor Department numbers released Friday morning.
September 3, 2014
Shipments of U.S. manufactured goods increased again in July, while new orders for them skyrocketed, with both hitting record high levels going back to 1992.
August 5, 2014
UPDATED -- Shipments increased 0.5% from the month before following a May drop of 1%, hitting its highest level on record.
May 2, 2014
UPDATED -- Numbers released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department show 288,000 jobs were added, the most since January 2012, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.3% from 6.7% in March.
April 2, 2014
Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 191,000 jobs from February to March, according to the March ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday.
March 6, 2014
New orders fell 0.7% from the month before, following a December drop of 2%, larger than first reported. Excluding transportation, new orders in January increased 0.2%.
February 4, 2014
Shipments and new orders for factor good both declined in December, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department.
January 6, 2014
Shipments and new orders for manufactured goods in the United States both hit their highest levels on record in November, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released on Monday.
September 5, 2013
Shipment of factory orders in July increased while new orders fell, according to a new Commerce Department report. Overall shipments saw their second hike in the past three months, but durable goods shipments fell slightly.
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