NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 3

121,000 New Jobs Were Created In June – More Than 5.4 Million Jobs Have Been Created In The Last 34 Months (Since Aug. 2003). (Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 7/7/06)

Orders At U.S. Factories Increased 0.7% In May, A Better-Than-Expected Increase. (Rafael Gerena-Morales,
“Reports on Jobs, Factory Orders Signal Strength,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/6/06)

• 15,000 Jobs Were Created In Manufacturing.
(Bureau Of Labor Statistics, “The Employment Situation: June 2006,” Press Release, 7/7/06)

• Orders For Nondurable Goods Increased 1.6%.
(Rafael Gerena-Morales, “Reports on Jobs, Factory Orders Signal Strength,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/6/06)

The Unemployment Rate Remained At 4.6% In June, Down From 5% A Year Ago And Lower Than The Averages Of The 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, And 1990s.
(Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 7/7/06)

The Institute For Supply Management Manufacturing Index Was Above 50% For The 37th Month In A Row (A Reading Above 50% Indicates Expansion). (Institute For
Supply Management, “June 2006 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®,” Press Release, 7/3/06)

• The Hispanic Jobless Rate Is Down From 5.8% In June 2005 To 5.3% Today. (Bureau Of Labor
Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 7/7/06)

Construction Spending In The First 5 Months Of 2006 Is Up 8.6% Over The Same Period Last Year. (U.S.
Census Bureau, “May 2006 Construction At $1,206.2 Billion Annual Rate,” Press Release, 7/3/06)

• The African American Jobless Rate Is Down From 10.3% In June 2005 To 9% Today. (Bureau
Of Labor Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 7/7/06)

Average Weekly Earnings Were Up 4.5% Between June 2005 And 2006. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, “The
Employment Situation: June 2006,” Press Release, 7/7/06)

The Number Of First-Time Jobless Claims Fell By 2,000 For The Week Ending June 30. (Greg Robb, “U.S.
Initial Claims Lower By 2,000 To 313,000,” MarketWatch, 7/6/06)

The Institute For Supply Management Services Index Was Above 50% For The 39th Month In A Row (A Reading Above 50% Indicates Expansion). (Institute For
Supply Management, “June 2006 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®,” Press Release, 7/6/06)

Layoffs At U.S. Corporations Were Down 19% For The First 6 Months Of This Year. (Rex Nutting, “Corporations’
Layoffs Rise In June,” MarketWatch, 7/6/06)

• Job Cuts Totaled 180,580 In The 2nd Quarter – The Lowest Quarterly Total Since The 3rd Quarter Of 2000. (Rex Nutting, “Corporations’ Layoffs
Rise In June,” MarketWatch, 7/6/06)

The National Association Of Realtors’ Index For Pending Sales Of Existing Homes Increased 1.3% In May. (Jeff Bater, “Housing Signals Some Stabilizing,” The Wall
Street Journal, 7/7/06)

Chain Store Retail Sales Were Up 2.7% Between June 2005 And 2006. (The Bank Of Tokyo/Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. “Monthly
Chain Store Sales Report,” Press Release, 7/6/06)

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