Still way above the 200,000 pre covid levels.
Makes me wonder why so many people are still losing jobs:

Weaker imports is likely a sign of a weaker US consumer:

And oil isn’t much of a factor anymore:

This is seriously low as supply issues continue:

Dried-Up Inventory Sinks U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales in August :: Wards Intelligence (

August’s annualized rate was tracking about one million units higher until the inventory-drain worsened enough that sales nosedived at the end of the month, which does not bode well for the upcoming Labor Day weekend (as well as entire-September), when the market usually gets a boost from holiday deals and promotions.