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Weekly Leading Index Ticks Down


ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) ticked down to 145.6 from 145.7, as WLI growth slipped from 3.3% to 2.7%.  



For more on the cyclical outlook, please see links below to insights from our other forward-looking data that we've made public:

- read ECRI's "China Data Disappoints, As Expected"

- read ECRI's "Inflation Cycle Locked Into Downturn"

- read ECRI's "Why So Many (in the West) Are Pissed Off"

For a closer look at the performance of the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:

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