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ECRI WLI Unchanged


Growth in a weekly leading index designed to forecast U.S. economic activity was little changed in the latest week.

According to the Economic Cycle Research Institute, its weekly leading index grew 3.0% in the week ended March 28, compared with 2.9% in the previous week.

The index itself was unchanged at 133.6. ECRI says "occasionally the WLI level and growth rate can move in different directions, because the latter is derived from a four-week moving average."

The March ECRI index growth rate strengthened to 2.9% from 1.6% in February but still down from 4.0% in January.

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