The last two times the survey plunged this much, the US was already in recession.
Is it different this time?
I like to credit my sources. I picked that chart up from Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
In turn, Sonders picked that up from Evercore ISI.
I added the recession bars and comments.
Each month, Evercore conducts a State Tax Receipts Survey across 16 states capturing 64% of the US population.
Unlike Sonders, I am not willing to state second GDP quarter will likely be up vs. first quarter.
Second Quarter GDP Estimates
- New York Fed Nowcast June 3: 2.4% New York Fed Nowcast Up to 2.4% (I’ll Take “The Under”); Modeling Error on Unemployment Rate?
- Atlanta Fed GDPNow June 1: 2.5%GDPNow Forecast Dips to 2.5% Following Construction Report
- Markit June 3: 0.7% to 0.8%Composite PMI Flirts With Contraction; Markit Chief Economist Estimates GDP 0.7-0.8%
- ISM June 3: 1.6%Non-Manufacturing ISM Much Weaker Than Expected
For productivity discussion, please see Productivity Declines 0.6%, Labor Costs Rise 4.5%; What’s Going On?
Many things are outright screaming recession.
I expect huge revisions on numerous fronts. And I am not the only one.
For revision discussion, please see BLS Says Jobs Openings Up; Actually, Openings Falling Fast!
Mike “Mish” Shedlock