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ACC's Economic Outlook for the Week Ended April 6, 2012

1:38 PM MDT | April 9, 2012 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was stable at 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Non-Farm Payrolls up 120,000 (off from last month’s gain) Unemployment Rate down 0.1 percentage points to 8.2% Construction Spending down 1.1%; up 5.8% Y/Y Factory Orders up 1.3%; up 13.8% Y/Y Light Vehicle Sales down to a 14.4 million-unit pace Global Semiconductor Sales down 1.3%; up 7.3% Y/Y ISM Manufacturing up 1.0 to 53.4 (expanding) ISM Non-Manufacturing down 1.3 to 56.0 (still expanding) JP Morgan Global...

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