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IPFS News Link • New York

New York City Current Business Conditions Plunges To Lowest Reading On Record

• by Tyler Durden

Then moments ago we got the first post coronacrisis print: at 12.9 this was the lowest reading on record, crashing from a solid 51.9 in February (there was no expectation). Specifically:

The Business conditions outlook fell to 37.9 vs 53.8 prior month

The Employment index fell to 36.7 vs 49.3

As with all diffusion indexes, a reading below 50 indicates contracting activity, while readings above 50 suggest expansion. It was not clear what a catastrophic reading of 12.90 indicates for the Big Apple, one which at this rate may drop to 0 next month, but the dreaded D-word comes to mind.