In stark contrast to the buoyant recent ABS jobs numbers, the Westpac Leading Index slowed:
From Matthew Hassan at Westpac:
The six month annualised growth rate in the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity relative to trend three to nine months into the future, eased from 1.01% in April to 0.62% in May.
…..The index is pointing to a clear slowing in momentum. While the growth rate remains comfortably above trend, the pace has eased markedly since the start of the year….
Read more at Westpac.