Richmond Fed Rebounds But Wages Tumble To 12-Month Lows

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After 2 dismal missing months in a row, the Richmond Fed manufacturing survey rebounded dead-cat-bouncedly with its biggest MoM rise since August. The bulk of the gains were a huge swing in New Orders (from -9 to +10) but average workweek was stagnant and wages dropped to their lowest in 12 months. Sadly, for those extrapolating this surge to 'escape velocity' growth any minute now, the Richmond Fed's six-month forward outlook saw shipments, new orders, employees, wages, and capex all drop...

 

 

But what really matters - wages - has seen the biggest 2-month drop in 3 years and dropped to its lowest in a year...

 

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