BLS Jobs (January 2013)
The BLS Employment Situation Report showed 157,000 more jobs in January and substantial revisions to the 2 previous months. There was a large increase in the labor force driven the Unemployment Rate from 7.849% to 7.927%. Details will appear here later today.
Construction Spending (December 2012)
-Construction Spending – Month/Month +0.9% -Construction Spending – Year/Year +7.8%
PMI Manufacturing Index (January 2013)
– Index Level 55.8. Previous was 54.0.
ISM Manufacturing Index (January 2013)
– Level 53.1. Previous was 50.7.
This is the best showing since May.