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    by Published on July 3rd, 2015 04:57 PM

    THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- JUNE 2015


    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing.

    Household Survey Data

    The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.3 percent in June, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 375,000 to 8.3 million. (See ...
    by Published on July 3rd, 2015 03:48 PM

    Account of the monetary policy meeting

    of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank,
    held in Frankfurt am Main on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-3 June 2015

    1. Review of financial, economic and monetary developments and policy options

    Financial market developments

    Mr Cœuré reviewed recent financial market developments.


    Since the Governing Council’s previous monetary policy meeting on 14-15 April 2015, the implementation of the ECB’s expanded asset purchase programme (APP) had continued smoothly in a market environment characterised by rising euro area government bond yields and bouts of volatility, with the higher levels of excess liquidity putting downward pressure on euro money market rates. The increased volatility and pick-up in bond yields had had some spillover effects on other global bond markets.


    Regarding developments in the euro area bond markets, the period since the April monetary policy meeting had been characterised by a rise in yields, led by German ...
    by Published on July 2nd, 2015 09:20 PM

    THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- JUNE 2015

    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing.

    Household Survey Data
    The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.3 percent in June, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 375,000 to 8.3 ...
    by Published on July 1st, 2015 09:21 PM

    May 2015 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

    DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of May 2015.

    PMI® at 52.8%

    ...
    by Published on July 1st, 2015 09:07 PM
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    June 2015
    Euro area annual inflation down to 0.2%


    Euro area1 annual inflation2 is expected to be 0.2% in June 2015, down from 0.3% in May 20153, according to a flash estimate4 from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

    Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, food, alcohol & tobacco is expected ...
    by Published on June 30th, 2015 09:20 PM

    Address to the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) City Lecture
    London – 30 June 2015

    The landscape of central banking has changed a great deal in the three decades I have been involved in it, and especially since the financial crisis beginning in 2007. Some of the changes were made as a result of careful system design, in the light of long experience. Others, and arguably the more prominent ones, ...
    by Published on June 30th, 2015 09:00 PM
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    May 2015: year-on-year employment growth continues to slow

    In May 2015, roughly 42.7 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). Compared with May 2014, this was an increase of 210,000 persons or 0.5%. Since December 2014, when the growth had amounted to 397,000 persons (+0.9%), the year-on-year increase in employment has continuously slowed. Roughly 1.9 million people were unemployed ...
    by Published on June 29th, 2015 09:18 PM

    Consumer prices in June 2015: expected rise of 0.3% on June 2014

    The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be +0.3% in June 2015. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that consumer prices are expected to decline by 0.1% on May 2015.

    Year-on-year ...

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