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Weekly Economic Perspectives

US Unit Labor Cost Growth Is Normalizing

Chief Economist
Investment Strategist

The Economy

  • Further gentle cooling in the US jobs market.
  • Canada’s unemployment rate increases for the third straight month.
  • The eurozone economy bests growth expectations.
  • BoE delivered a 25-basis point hike.
  • Japan’s retail sales rise.
  • RBA held the cash rate as we expected.

Spotlight On Next Week

  • US inflation to tick up temporarily, driven by base effects.
  • Weak Q2 growth expected in the UK.
  • Japanese wage inflation to remain robust.

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