- U.S. Economy Grew at Fastest Pace in 6 Years Last Quarter
The economy grew at an annualized rate of 5.7% in the quarter, faster than expected, but economists still worried about the sluggish job market. 経済第1四半期には5.7％の年率換算では、高速化が予想よりも成長したが、経済は依然として低迷の求人市場を心配した
- U.S. housing construction falls 4% in December 2009
U.S. housing construction in December 2009 fell lower than expected, according to a government report released on Wednesday.
The Commerce Department said that privately-owned housing starts dropped at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4 percent to 557,000 last month, lower than the revised November estimate of 580,000. Economists had expected the December data would be 580, 000 units.
An estimated 553,800 housing units were started in 2009. This is 38.8 percent below the 2008 figure of ... 2009年12月の米住宅着工が予想よりも低く、政府の報告書18日に発表によると、
- In Brief
New home sales unexpectedly fell 7.6 per cent last month, capping the industry's weakest year on record. The Department of Commerce said December sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 342,000 from an upwardly revised November pace of 370,000. Economists surveyed had forecast a pace of 370,000 for December. The results were the weakest since March and indicated demand remains sluggish despite expanded tax incentives. 新規住宅販売件数が予期せず、先月は、業界の最大の弱点年間の記録の上限7.6％増となった