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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 11, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were few and mixed. Wholesale trade and semiconductor sales continued at a fast clip. Inflation appears to remain tame. Small business optimism waned and the weekly labor market indicators were negative. Prices edged...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 4, 2020)

This week’s economic reports provided a mixed picture. Labor markets appear to be repairing but too slowly for many and today’s employment report was a disappointment to say the least. Although the unemployment ticked down the level of job...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (November 20, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were positive. Retail sales featured a solid increase but it appears that gains may be slowing as COVID cases rise and lockdowns are being put in place in many states. The housing sector continues on a roll, fostered...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (November 13, 2020)

his week’s economic reports were few in number this week. New jobless claims continued to decline, reaching the lowest level since March, but still historically elevated. Consumer prices were unchanged, signaling a slowdown to the acceleration...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (November 6, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were largely positive. The employment report indicated continued solid gains in payrolls and associated fall in the unemployment rate. Labor markets are repairing but it is taking time to do so. Light vehicle sales...