This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 03 September 2021

By: Taro Chellaram /Wells Fargo Economics & Financial Report/Sep 10, 2021

This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 03 September 2021

One more month of wicked heat here in Houston, then fall arrives.  We move into the Labor Day weekend celebrating the 235K jobs added in August, while simultaneously lamenting that it was about half a million jobs short of expectations. For financial markets, who were hanging on every indication of the labor market as a clue to eventual Fed tapering, this report did not shout "substantial further progress." Other economic indicators this week were emblematic of the crosscurrents confronting the U.S. economy as it transitions from the vaccine- & stimulus-fueled surge in activity earlier in the year to a yet-to-be-determined new normal.




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