Senior Economist Don Norman reviews the most recent manufacturing data and discusses the volatility in U.S. manufacturing output growth due to Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, 20 out of the 25 industry groups showed an increase in output in November, indicating broad gains throughout manufacturing. He summarizes MAPI’s manufacturing growth forecast for 2013 and concludes with a discussion of the impact of the slowdown on manufacturing employment growth.
Manufacturing Activity December 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012