The week’s nine most important economic charts

The US jobs report for August disappointed, with only 142,000 jobs created

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Even as the US manufacturing economy continued to gain steam

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And US car sales surged in August

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Meanwhile, Canadian auto exports have surged, confirming demand south of the border

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And Mexican remittances have fallen from the typical Mother’s Day peak. They’re up more 8% from last year, growing demand for workers in the US.

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In Europe, the ECB’s surprise rate cut and quantitative easing announcement was the big news

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The announcement means the ECB will join the global money-creation party

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As second-quarter growth remained weak

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And down in Australia, the remarkable run of economic growth continued

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