For the month of September, China's import and export data looked weaker than economists were expecting.
Car sales in rural areas most affected by China's retaliatory tariffs aren't growing as quickly as other areas.
Since Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou late last year, Chinese imports of several agricultural crops have slowed or stopped altogether.
"Trade, not aid," has become the mantra for farmers dealing with the trade war.
Some Chinese consumers are buying less and others are buying local.
"Prices are just tumbling every day," says Lisa Goldenberg, president of Delaware Steel Co.
The temporary hiring of 25,000 census workers is part of the jobs number. Without that hiring, the U.S. added 96,000 jobs in August.
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Tensions with China are exacerbating global economic issues, Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center says.
About $300 billion worth of Chinese goods are getting hit with tariffs this weekend, including merry-go-rounds and lithium-ion batteries.