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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. consumer prices rose in July by more than expected on a jump in auto and apparel costs, though inflation remained broadly muted as the pandemic suppressed demand.The consumer price index rose 0.6% from the prior month, following a 0.6% gain in June, Labor Department figures showed Wednesday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 0.3% increase. Compared with a year earlier, the gauge increased 1%, after June’s 0.6% rise.Excluding volatile food and fuel costs, the so-called core CPI -- viewed by policy makers as a more reliable gauge of price trends -- rose 0.6% from the prior month, the biggest jump in almost three decades, after a 0.2% increase in June. On an annual basis, core inflation measured 1.6%, a four-month high, following 1.2% in June.Fixed-income measures of inflation expectations rose after the report. The 10-year breakeven rates, garnered by the gap between nominal and inflation-linked Treasury debt, rose to as high as 1.67% from about 1.63% earlier in the morning.The gain in consumer prices reflects the rebound in demand for goods and services from the depths of the pandemic-induced lockdowns earlier this year, suggesting inflation is closer than thought to returning to the pre-crisis pace. Federal Reserve policy makers have seen little threat of inflation and expect to hold interest rates near zero for the foreseeable future, though investors in Treasuries have signaled they expect price gains to pick up amid extended monetary stimulus.“You had significant contributions from categories that basically are just payback from previous drops. That’s not a sustained increase in inflation,” said Brett Ryan, senior U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. “The bigger picture here is that you’re going to have a persistent output gap and elevated unemployment and that’s going to put downward pressure on wages.”Prices for clothing rose 1.1% after a 1.7% jump in June, while used cars rose 2.3%, the most since early 2010. New vehicles also increased 0.8%, the biggest gain in nine years.Car insurance costs posted a record monthly increase of 9.3% following company rebates in prior months that accounted for less driving. Airfares also posted the biggest montly gain in 21 years, though prices remained 23.7% below year-earlier levels with passenger counts still depressed.What Bloomberg’s Economists Say“Bloomberg Economics does not view the result as the leading edge of a new inflationary wave. The dynamic is similar to the initial rapid rebound in overall activity, with a full return to the pre-pandemic trend to prove incomplete.”\-- Andrew Husby and Yelena ShulyatyevaClick here for the full noteThe cost of groceries fell 1.1% from the prior month, the first decline in almost a year and providing some relief to consumers who were facing more expensive food while sheltering at home.Gasoline prices jumped 5.6% and accounted for about one quarter of the gain in the overall CPI. Still, pump prices were down 20.3% from July 2019.(Updates with analyst comment, market reaction)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- HelloFresh SE said a sustained increase in demand for meal kits prompted the company to raise its forecast for sales and profitability.More favorable than expected summer seasonality, additional demand triggered by a renewed worsening of the pandemic in some markets and higher customer retention mean full year 2020 revenue growth will now be 75% to 95%, compared with an earlier forecast of 55% to 70%, HelloFresh said in a statement ahead of the publication of its second-quarter earnings report scheduled for Aug. 11.The company’s full year 2020 adj. Ebitda margin guidance, previously 8% to 10%, has now been lifted to between 9% and 11%, HelloFresh said.Key InsightsIn a July pre-release, the company narrowed its 2020 adjusted Ebitda margin guidance already from an earlier forecast of 6% to 10%.Revenue growth could reach about 120% in the second quarter, Bloomberg Intelligence said, while a boost in orders and customers in the U.S. could last beyond this year.Get MoreHelloFresh Climbs as Kepler Raises PT Amid Meals-at-Home BoomHelloFresh Rises as Deutsche Bank Expects Growth to ContinueHelloFresh Sees 2Q Rev, Adj Ebitda Significantly Above EstimatesFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. labor market’s third straight month of solid improvement from the depths of the pandemic could very well be its last for a while.Workers returned to low-wage jobs at restaurants and retailers, as major cities -- especially New York -- continued to reopen early in the month. Since then, though, many measures of activity have leveled off and a key relief program has expired with no agreement on a new deal. The July jobs report also showed that millions of Americans who lost their jobs in the early days of the pandemic remain unemployed, with the overall rate still almost triple the pre-crisis level.“We’ve had the easy gains and the labor market is becoming a little more difficult now,” said Brett Ryan, senior U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank AG. “Going forward, the expectation should be a gradual step-down“ and “it may not be a straight line in terms of improvement every month.”Employers added 1.76 million jobs in July, about 300,000 more than economists expected, according to data Friday from the Labor Department. The unemployment rate fell by about 1 percentage point to 10.2%, just above the peak following the 2008 financial crisis but a marked decline from almost 15% at the height of the pandemic.Further job gains are looking increasingly difficult with no vaccine yet in sight, and several signs point to weakness in months ahead: a federal $600 supplement to weekly unemployment benefits, which provided extra cash to prop up households, expired at the end of July. That means fewer dollars spent into the economy and at businesses, which also face the end of funds through the Paycheck Protection Program.The jobless payments are particularly important with millions unemployed for months now. Out of the 16.3 million unemployed Americans in July, almost 8 million had been out of work for 15 weeks or longer, or roughly since the start of the pandemic. That figure was up 4.7 million from June.Meanwhile, negotiations over extending the relief have stalled.“The talks are rather stalemated right now,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Bloomberg Television after the report Friday. Despite that, President Donald Trump plans to use executive orders to get “certain priorities through” including a payroll tax cut and eviction moratorium, he said. Kudlow continued to call the economic recovery “V-shaped.”But that recovery is on pause, casting a shadow over the labor market. High-frequency indicators show that economic and payroll activity slowed or declined in the weeks following the survey period for the government’s jobs report, which takes place early in the month.“What we have is an economy that’s still adding back but with the slowing in the reopening, we’re setting August up for a very questionable report,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economics LLC.Read more: Bloomberg’s TOPLive blog on the jobs reportU.S. equities were mixed on Friday as investors weighed doubts that lawmakers will be able to agree on a new round of economic stimulus with a better-than-forecast jobs report.What Bloomberg’s Economists Say“Following an unprecedented swing from severe drop to sharp rebound, the economy is entering more conventional recession dynamics. A prolonged period of elevated unemployment and subdued participation in the labor market will weigh heavily on income growth, personal spending and top-line growth.”\-- Yelena Shulyatyeva, Andrew Husby and Eliza WingerClick here for the full noteLow-wage sectors led gains: payrolls at restaurants jumped by half a million, retail trade employment also increased, though at a slower pace, with more than 250,000 jobs added. Health care and social assistance payrolls rebounded as doctors’ offices continued to open and as demand for day care increased.Manufacturing employment rose just 26,000 in July, about one-tenth of forecasts. Auto makers added more than 39,000 workers.Government PayrollsThe report also showed a 241,000 jump in local-government employment, reflecting seasonal adjustments in the education sector.While companies are hiring, including Amazon Inc., Alphabet Inc., Ford Motor Co. and D.R. Horton Inc., layoffs have been piling up in recent weeks, particularly in industries most affected by the pandemic. American Airlines Group Inc. advised that 25,000 jobs are at risk when aid expires and United Airlines Holdings Inc. said it would furlough one-third of its pilots. L Brands Inc., which owns Victoria’s Secret, said it would lay off 15% of its workforce.The July jobs report also showed little improvement for Black Americans, with their unemployment ticking down only slightly to 14.6%, compared with 12.9% for Hispanic workers, and 9.2% for Whites. The jobless rate for women, who carry the most responsibility for childcare and homecare duties, fell to 10.5% and for men it dropped to 9.4%.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.