US Manufacturing PMI Beats But Employment Slows To Worst In 2014

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Having hit cycle highs over 57 in February (in peak cold-weather season), US Manufacturing PMI appears unable to regain the positive momentum of that peak despite weather no longer being an issue. While the 56.2 print beat expectations of 55.5, with new orders improving, the all-too-crucial employment sub-index dropped to its slowest rate of expansion in 2014. Until just a few months ago when this macro indicator started to rise, it was seen as a secondary data item but once it started reinforcing the status quo believers trend it became crucial.

PMI beats but remains well below cold-season peak...


The full report breakdown:

The declining PMI employment index:

And perhaps most troubling:

On the price front, May’s data indicated an acceleration of input cost inflation to the strongest since January. Manufacturers suggested that the rise in input prices was broad-based, though the majority were unable to pass these higher costs on to their customers.

So, strong customer-driven economic recovery then? As long as it doesn't snow in the summer of course...

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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:56 | 4784563 Cattender
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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:56 | 4784564 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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Being employed was sooooo 1990's

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:57 | 4784565 youngman
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Its just the replacement of all those Snow shovels that were sold in the first quarter.....still hailing in Denver2 feet of it yesterday

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:35 | 4784650 what's that smell
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stupid humans!

algobots care nothing for your PMI or your PPI or your PMS!

these terminators are programmed to BTFD; smells like a mechanical bull to me.

Kyle Reese: You still don't get it, do you? He'll find her! That's what he does! That's ALL he does! You can't stop him! He'll wade through you, reach down her throat and pull her fuckin' heart out!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4784571 Kaiser Sousa
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look at these fucking fraudulent Fraud Markets...

326k unemployment print  - no problem Dow up....

Gold and Silver positive data no problem - a phony paper price dump at the open on the Crimex...

you'd think that someone, somewhere just dont want the phony paper prices of the only 2z forms of real money to rise  - wouldnt you??????


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4784572 LawsofPhysics
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Long robots...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4784573 the not so migh...
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its the wind

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:03 | 4784579 Cattender
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the wind.. LOL! sure. why not?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:14 | 4784600 MFL8240
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Another perfectly executed fraud to lower metals and raise equities and the dollar!  The joke plays on!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:27 | 4784641 BeetleBailey
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exactly...well stated....this shit show of fudged numbers (the PMI numbers are fucking asinine)....must somehow...some way....STOP.....but the fuckers in "power" are simply too fucking evil..too fucking greedy....


the cunts....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:34 | 4784658 starman
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will need all the showels we can manufacture to dig ous out after the shit crumbles!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:23 | 4784860 orangegeek
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PMI beats, but Baltic Dry Index is below 1000.  Baltic Dry was near 12,000 in 2008.


That one helluva recovery.


So PMI reflects domestic activity - fair enough.  You park enough brand new cars in farmer's fields to rot, you can make the PMI say anything.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:40 | 4786277 NoWayJose
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So even though Company A is releasing employees, the real hope for Company A is that the OTHER companies don't release their employees so that someone is still left to buy Company A products.

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