Karim writes:

All key components up; prices paid lower but still at high level.
Employment up 4pts and up 4.5pts relative to 6mth avg.

Hopefully, BLS can put a reasonable number on snowstorm impact on Friday.
Ex-snow and census workers, would look for +25-50k number.



Feb Jan
Composite 53.0 50.5
Activity 54.8 52.2
Prices paid 60.4 61.2
New Orders 55.0 54.7
Employment 48.6 44.6
Exports 47.0 46.0
Imports 48.5 47.0

WHAT RESPONDENTS ARE SAYING …

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