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Both the August and July drops in overall import prices were driven by lower fuel prices.
Motor vehicles accounted for roughly half of the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurants and for furniture, electronics, sporting goods and building materials.
The total was down 1.1 percent from June’s total but up 1.5 percent from July 2013.
Wholesaler's revenue increase of 0.4 percent from June matched the gain from this past May, while the inventory increase was the smallest gain since July 2013.
Just why pay has been so weak and when it might strengthen are key issues for the Federal Reserve in deciding when to raise interest rates.
U.S. regular gasoline prices in August were 12 cents below the July average and are projected to decline to an average of $3.18 per gallon in December.
With a year-to-date total of $2,711.36 million, 2014 is down 2.3 percent compared with 2013.
Since the recession officially ended more than five years ago, many of the gains in employment, income, and wealth have failed to circulate through the entire economy.
The August PMI indicates growth for the 63rd consecutive month in the overall economy, and indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 15th consecutive month.
Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month. The seasonally adjusted figure marked a drop-off from the previous 12-month average of 212,000 added jobs.
The construction sector added 20,000 jobs in August, while its unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent.
The AAMeter, which tracks President Obama's promise to create one million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, declined slightly to +193,000 jobs.
Employers also added 28,000 fewer jobs in June and July than the government had previously estimated.
Gains in productivity mean workers can be paid more without worsening inflation.
The combination of rising imports and exports suggest increased spending by consumers and businesses.
The July rise in factory orders was the biggest one-month increase on records going back to 1992.
Tuesday's ISM report coincides with other signs that manufacturing is helping drive the U.S. economy's improvement.
All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.
Demand will soar as political and economic conditions stabilize.
Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University.
The low level signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half.
The Dallas-Plano-Irving and Lake Charles, La. metros top the construction growth List; Steubenville-Weirton, Ohio-W.V. have the biggest declines.
Manufacturing production expected to increase 3.4 percent in 2014 and 4 percent in 2015; Projections for GDP growth of 2.2 percent in 2014 and 3 percent in 2015.
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