Factory orders. Wild fluctuations but up lately.

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    Remember, factory orders are indicative of overall manufacturing. We have had a tremendous fall since 2006. Manufacturing makes up ten percent of our economy. That is minor compared to Service Sector Jobs and Construction Jobs which are hurting.

    FACTORY ORDERS

    JAN 2010 + 1.7%
    DEC 2009 + 1.5%
    NOV 2009 + 0.6%
    OCT 2009 +0.6%
    SEP 2009 +1.6%
    AUG 2009 – 0.8%
    JUL 2009 + 1.4%
    JUN 2009 + 1.1%
    MAY 2009 + 1.2%
    APR 2009 + 0.7%
    MAR 2009 – 1.9%
    FEB 2009 + 0.7%
    JAN 2009 – 3.5%
    DEC 2008 – 4.9%
    NOV 2008 – 6.5%
    OCT 2008 – 6.0%
    SEP 2008 – 3.1%
    AUG 2008 –4.0%
    JUL 2008 +0.7%
    JUN 2008 +2.1%
    MAY 2008 +0.9%
    APR 2008 +1.3%
    MAR 2008 +1.5%
    FEB 2008 – 0.9%
    JAN 2008 – 2.3%
    DEC 2007 +2.0
    NOV 2007 +1.7
    OCT 2007 +0.7
    SEP 2007 +0.3
    AUG 2007 – 3.5%
    JUL 2007 +3.4%
    JUN 2007 +1.9%
    MAY 2007 – 0.5%
    APR 2007 +0.5%
    MAR 2007 +3.1%
    FEB 2007 +1.0 %
    JAN 2007 – 5.7%
     
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Factory orders rose in February, bolstered by strong demand for industrial machinery and commercial aircraft. It was the 10th increase in 11 months as manufacturing provides crucial support for the economic recovery.

    The Commerce Department said new orders rose 0.6 percent last month, just ahead of analysts' estimates of a 0.5 percent increase, according to Thomson Reuters.

    Still, that's below January's upwardly revised increase of 2.5 percent and the smallest uptick since August 2009, the department said.

    Inventories held by manufacturers rose 0.5 percent, a figure that may disappoint economists, who are hoping to see stockpiles grow rapidly as a sign of confidence in future sales. A healthy rise in inventories would give a strong boost to the economic recovery.
     

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