Get the latest economic and market news with Market Insight from Supply Dynamics. In this month's issue, you'll discover:
- U.S. Economy: While hiring slowed in September—employers added 136,000 jobs, below economists' expectations of 145,000—the unemployment rate hit a new 50-year low—falling from 3.7% to 3.5%.
- Key Economic Indicators: The September PMI® registered 47.8%, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from the August reading of 49.1%. The 15 industries reporting contraction included electrical equipment, appliances & components, fabricated metal products, transportation equipment, and machinery, among others.
- Industry News: Aluminum has tumbled to a two-and-a-half-year low as slowing global growth and the U.S.-China trade war hurt demand for the metal used in airplanes and automobiles.
- Trade News and Updates: Chinese officials are signaling they are increasingly reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal pursued by President Donald Trump, ahead of negotiations this week that have raised hopes of a potential truce.
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