by Bill McBride on 7/01/2009 09:48:00 PM
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
A quick summary ...
With California on the verge of issuing IOUs, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved to conserve cash Wednesday by ordering state workers to take a third day of unpaid furlough each month ... [about 14 percent] pay cut for state workers ...
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This graph shows the historical light vehicle sales (seasonally adjusted annual rate) from the BEA (blue) and an estimate for June (red, light vehicle sales of 9.69 million SAAR from AutoData Corp).
This graph shows private residential and nonresidential construction spending since 1993 through May. Note: nominal dollars, not inflation adjusted.
"Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $649.2 billion, 1.0 percent below the revised April estimate of $655.6 billion."
Residential construction spending fell further in May, and nonresidential spending was up a little (because of private spending on power), but will probably decline sharply over the next two years.
Posted by Bill McBride on 7/01/2009 09:48:00 PM