Metropolitan Milwaukee Affiliation of Commerce: July Financial Traits report for metro Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – Enterprise exercise indicators within the metro space confirmed indicators of financial slowdown in July, in line with a month-to-month report by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Affiliation of Commerce (MMAC), as 10 of twenty-two accessible July indicators improved from year-ago ranges. July’s efficiency is down from the 13 upward pointing indicators posted in every of the three prior months.

“For the primary time since March 2021, the variety of improved indicators in combination fell beneath the 50% mark,” mentioned Bret Mayborne, MMAC’s financial analysis vice chairman. “Whereas nonfarm jobs proceed to put up year-over-year positive factors and the metro space unemployment fee continues to say no, enhancements to each indicators have slowed over the course of 2022.”

Highlights of the information embrace:
 The metro space added 10,800 nonfarm jobs over the previous 12 months, pushing July’s job whole to 852,700. This represents a 1.3% improve from one yr in the past, beneath the 1.5% common year-over-year achieve posted over the course of 2022’s first seven months and properly beneath the 4% job improve registered nationally in July.

 Amongst main business sectors, the leisure & hospitality sector’s 7.7% improve over year-ago ranges ranks as the biggest. The development & pure assets sector adopted intently, up 7%. In whole, six of 10 main business sectors registered July year-over-year
employment positive factors.

 For main sectors with year-over-year job declines, the monetary actions sector noticed the
largest lower – down 7.3% from year-ago ranges and this sector’s steepest fall within the
post-pandemic interval.

 The metro space unemployment fee stays properly beneath year-ago charges, down 0.9
share factors in July to a 3.9% seasonally unadjusted fee. Nonetheless July’s fee of
enchancment has slowed from the typical 1.5 share level decline posted over the
course of 2022’s first seven months.

 Amongst earnings and hours indicators for manufacturing manufacturing staff, common
hourly earnings continued to put up giant positive factors, up 17.2% in July vs. one yr in the past, to
$28.55. Conversely a shorter workweek for such staff – down 15.4% – led to a small
decline of their common weekly earnings, down 0.8% year-over-year.

 Air passenger exercise at Mitchell Worldwide Airport posted its first year-over-year
decline since February 2021. Passenger numbers fell 0.8% in July from one yr in the past to

 Each native housing and actual property indicators declined in July from year-ago ranges. Metro
space current residence gross sales fell 18.7% (to 1,675) and mortgages recorded in Milwaukee
County declined 26.9% (to 2,644.)

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