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Manufacturing & The Economy

U.S. Factory Orders Fell 0.8% in April

New orders for manufactured goods in April, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $4.0 billion or 0.8% to $494.4 billion, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported. This followed a 1.7% March increase.

Shipments, up eleven of the last twelve months, increased $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $492.8 billion. This followed a 0.7% March increase. Unfilled orders, up five of the last six months, increased $5.4 billion or 0.5% to $1,153.1 billion. This followed a 0.8% March increase. 

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