Economic Statistics for 31 Jul 15
The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index for July unexpectedly softened to 93.1 from the mid-month flash of 93.3.
The 2nd Quarter Employment Cost Index plummeted to 0.2%, the lowest in 33 years. Year-on-year, the ECI fell -0.6% to 2.0%, a near-historical low.
The Chicago PMI jumped back into positive territory in July, rising from 49.4 to 54.7.