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Labor Market Conditions Index Falls again.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 8:44
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Labor Market Conditions Index (September 2016)

– Level -2.2. Previous was -1.3.
This is an index compiled by the Federal Reserve intended to be a broad measure of the health of the jobs market. This is a relatively new metric. It has been negative for 8 of the past

9 months indicating that the Labor Market is softer than media accounts would have us believe.

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (September 2016)

– level 94.1. Previous was 94.4

This is compiled from a survey of small businesses.

Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 10/8/2016)

– Store Sales year/year +0.5%. Previous was +1.3%


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