Here's All This Week's Surprisingly Good Economic Data

Most data this week painted a surprisingly stronger labour market picture in the U.S. than most economists had expected.

Nonetheless, that clashed with a number of indicators that were flashing weak manufacturing trends on the domestic front.

Here’s what you need to know.

Econ Recap

Photo: Eric Platt/Business Insider, Data: Bloomberg

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