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Weekly Leading Index Ticks Up


ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) edged up to 150.3 from 149.1, while WLI growth slipped to 6.9% from 7.5%.      



For more on the cyclical outlook, please see below for other forward-looking ECRI data shared publicly:

- watch ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan in a CNBC interview

- read ECRI's "Up is Down: Jump in AHE Growth Confirms Economic Slowdown"

- read ECRI's "The Best Way to Use the Weekly Leading Index (WLI)"

For a closer look at the WLI’s performance, please see the chart below:   



Click here to review ECRI’s track record, including client report excerpts.

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