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U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.1% in October
Posted: November 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased 0.1 percent in October to 112.1 (2016 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in September, and a 0.5 percent increase in August.

“The US LEI increased slightly in October, and the pace of improvement slowed for the first time since May,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. “The index still points to robust economic growth in early ...


Existing-Home Sales increased 1.4% in October
Posted: November 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

Existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month.

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.4 percent from September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.22 million in October. Sales are now down 5.1 percent from a year ago ...


University of Michigan Consumer Confidence down in November to 97.5
Posted: November 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

Consumer sentiment has remained largely unchanged at very favorable levels during 2018, with the November reading nearly at the center of the 11-month range from 95.7 to 101.4, according to the latest University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Although the data recorded a within-month decline of 2.8 index points following the election, the drop was related more to income than political party, said U-M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys. ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 3,000 to 224,000
Posted: November 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

In the week ending November 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 224,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 5,000 from 216,000 to 221,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,500, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised average. ...


October New Orders for Durable Goods decreased 4.4%, Ex-Trans up 0.1%
Posted: November 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

New Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $11.5 billion or 4.4 percent to $248.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down three of the last four months, followed a 0.1 percent September decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.1 percent. Excluding defense, new ...


Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: November 21, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Wednesday)

Mortgage applications decreased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 16, 2018. This week's results do not include an adjustment for the Veterans' ...


October Housing Starts increased 1.5%, Permits down 0.6%
Posted: November 20, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Tuesday)

Building Permits
Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,263,000. This is 0.6 percent (±2.4 percent)* below the revised September rate of 1,270,000 and is 6.0 percent (±1.6 percent) below the October 2017 rate of 1,343,000. Single‐family authorizations in October ...


Philadelphia Fed NonManufacturing Activity Suggest Expansion continues in November
Posted: November 20, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Tuesday)

Responses to the November Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that nonmanufacturing activity in the region continued to expand. The firm-level index of general activity, new orders, and sales/revenues all rose above last month’s readings. In addition, the employment indicators remained positive, while the indexes for prices paid ...


Builder Confidence falls eight points to 60 in November
Posted: November 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Growing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the sharp drop, builder sentiment still remains in ...


Treasury International Capital Data for September 2018
Posted: November 16, 2018 at 04:00 PM (Friday)

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for September 2018. The sum total in September of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a net TIC outflow of $29.1 billion. Of this, net foreign private inflows were $23.5 billion, and ...


Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity edged higher in November
Posted: November 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM (Friday)

Growth in Tenth District manufacturing activity edged higher in November, while expectations for future activity moderated slightly. Price indexes were mixed.

The month-over-month composite index was 15 in November, up from 8 in October and 13 in September. The composite index is an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes. The increase in factory growth was ...


Industrial Production edged up 0.1%
Capacity Utilization flat at 78.4%

Posted: November 16, 2018 at 09:15 AM (Friday)

Industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in October, as a gain for manufacturing outweighed decreases elsewhere. As a result of upward revisions primarily in mining, the overall index is now reported to have advanced at an annual rate of 4.7 percent in the third quarter, appreciably above the gain of 3.3 percent reported initially. ...


Business Inventories up 0.3% in September
Posted: November 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for September, adjusted for seasonal and trading-day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,468.0 billion, up 0.4 percent (±0.2 percent) from August 2018 and was up 6.6 percent (±1.3 percent) from ...


U.S. Import Price Index increased 0.5% in October
Posted: November 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Prices for U.S. imports increased 0.5 percent in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, after advancing 0.2 percent in September. Higher fuel and nonfuel prices contributed to the October increase. U.S. export prices advanced 0.4 percent in October after recording no change in ...


U.S. Retail Sales for October Increase 0.8%, Ex-Auto up 0.3%
Posted: November 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $511.5 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 4.6 percent (±0.5 percent) above October 2017. Total sales for the August ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Positive, but Weakens in October
Posted: November 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Growth in manufacturing activity slowed in November, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey’s broad indicators for general activity, new orders, shipments, employment, and work hours remained positive but fell from their readings last month. The firms remained generally optimistic about ...


Empire State Manufacturing Survey Conditions continued grow at a solid clip in November
Posted: November 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Business activity continued to grow at a solid clip in New York State, according to firms responding to the November 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index edged up two points to 23.3. New orders and shipments increased moderately, while unfilled orders held steady. Delivery times continued ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 2,000 to 216,000
Posted: November 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 216,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 214,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,250, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week's unrevised average ...


Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in October, Ex Fd & Engy rose 0.2%
Posted: November 14, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.1 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.5 percent before ...


Real Average Hourly Earnings decreased 0.1% in October
Posted: November 14, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from September to October, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban ...


Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: November 14, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Wednesday)

Mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased five percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 4.3 ...


Forecasters See Weaker Near-Term Growth amid Stronger Job Gains
Posted: November 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

The outlook for growth in the U.S. economy over the next four quarters is slightly weaker from that of three months ago, according to 37 forecasters surveyed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The panel predicts real GDP will grow at an annual rate of 2.6 percent this quarter and 2.4 percent next quarter, down from the previous ...


NFIB Small Business Optimism Index slipped 0.5 points to 107.4 in October
Posted: November 13, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Tuesday)

Small business optimism continued its two-year streak of record highs, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index October reading of 107.4. Overall, small businesses continue to support the three percent-plus growth of the economy and add significant numbers of new workers to the employment pool. Owners believe the current period is ...


Wholesale Inventories up 1.0% in August
Posted: November 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

September 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading-day differences but not for price changes, were $511.2 billion, up 0.2 percent (±0.5 percent)* from the revised August level and were up 7.8 percent (±3.5 percent) from the September 2017 level. ...


University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Preliminary November Results at 98.3
Posted: November 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

Consumer sentiment remained virtually unchanged in early November from its October reading. Importantly, interviewing went through Wednesday night so there was only a one-day overlap after the mid-term election results were known by consumers. Those few cases held expectations that were identical with the data collected earlier in the month, ...


Producer Price Index increased 0.6% in October, ex Fd & Engy up 0.2%
Posted: November 9, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.6 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices advanced 0.2 percent in September and declined 0.1 percent in August. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index increased 2.9 percent for the 12 months ended ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 2.00% - 2.25%
Posted: November 8, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Thursday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined. Household spending has continued to grow ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 1,000 to 214,000
Posted: November 8, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending November 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 214,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 214,000 to 215,000. The 4-week moving average was 213,750, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The ...


Consumer Credit Increased at an annual rate of 3.25%
Posted: November 7, 2018 at 03:00 PM (Wednesday)

Consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5-1/4 percent during the third quarter. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 2 percent, while nonrevolving credit increased at an annual rate of 6-1/2 percent. In September, consumer credit increased at an annual rate of ...


Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: November 7, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Wednesday)

Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 2, 2018.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier to the lowest level since December 2014. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 2 percent compared with the previous ...


Job Openings decreased to 7.0 million in September
Posted: November 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

The number of job openings decreased to 7.0 million on the last business day of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were both little changed at 5.7 million. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.4 percent and the layoffs and discharges rate was little changed at ...


Employment Trends Index up in October to 110.72
Posted: November 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in October, following a decrease in September. The index now stands at 110.72, up from 110.39 (a downward revision) in September. The change represents a 4.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“After last month’s decline, The Employment Trends Index bounced back and is signaling solid employment growth through the winter,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The main determinants of wage growth – economic growth, a tight ...


ISM Non-Manufacturing Index dipped to 60.3% in October
Posted: November 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 105th consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The NMI® registered 60.3 percent, which is 1.3 percentage points lower than the September reading of 61.6 percent. This represents continued growth in the non-manufacturing sector at a slower rate. The Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index decreased to 62.5 percent, 2.7 ...


New orders for manufactured goods increased 0.7% in September
Posted: November 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

New orders for manufactured goods in September, up four of the last five months, increased $3.4 billion or 0.7 percent to $515.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 2.6 percent August increase. Shipments, up sixteen of the last seventeen months, increased $4.6 billion or 0.9 percent to $509.8 billion. This followed ...


September Employment increased by 250,000
Unemployment Rate unchanged at 3.7%

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and ...


Goods and Services Deficit Increased in August 2018
Posted: November 2, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $54.0 billion in September, up $0.7 billion from $53.3 billion in August, revised.

Exports, Imports, and Balance
September exports were $212.6 billion, $3.1 billion more than August exports. September imports were $266.6 billion, $3.8 billion more than August imports. The September increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the ...


New York Purchasing Managers Business Activity dipped to 69.8 in October
Posted: November 2, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

In October, New York City purchasing managers reported yet another new high level of Employment while indicating lower Current Business Conditions and a lower Six-Month Outlook, according to the survey taken by the Institute for Supply Management-New York.

New York Metro
Current Business Conditions were at 69.8 in October versus 72.5 in September, down for the second consecutive month. The Six-Month Outlook fell to 70.9 in October from 81.5 in September, the largest month-over-month drop since January-February 2018 (11.4). ...


Construction Spending unch% in September
Posted: November 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Total Construction
Construction spending during September 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,329.5 billion, nearly the same as (±1.5 percent)* the revised August estimate of $1,328.8 billion. The September figure is 7.2 percent (±1.8 percent) above the September 2017 estimate of $1,240.4 billion. During the first ...


October Manufacturing ISM decreased to 57.7
Posted: November 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October, and the overall economy grew for the 114th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The October PMI® registered 57.7 percent, a decrease of 2.1 percentage points from the September reading of 59.8 percent. The New Orders Index registered 57.4 percent, a decrease of 4.4 percentage points from the September reading of 61.8 percent. The Production Index ...


3Q2018 Productivity Growth Increased 2.2%
Posted: November 1, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 2.2 percent during the third quarter of 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, as output increased 4.1 percent and hours worked increased 1.8 percent. (All quarterly percent changes in this release are seasonally adjusted annual rates.) From the third quarter of 2017 to ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 2,000 to 214,000
Posted: November 1, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending October 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 214,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 215,000 to 216,000. The 4-week moving average was 213,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. ...


Challenger Layoffs Rose to 75,644 in October
Posted: November 1, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Thursday)

For the third time this year, one company’s announcement has made up the bulk of job cuts for one month, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 75,644 jobs from their payrolls in October, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & ...


Help Wanted OnLine Labor Demand decreased 267,300 to 4,482,900 in October
Posted: October 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

Online advertised vacancies decreased 267,300 to 4,482,900 in October, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series,released today. The September Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.26 unemployed workers for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 1.2 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised ...


Chicago Purchasing Managers Index declined 2.0 points to 58.4 in October
Posted: October 31, 2018 at 09:45 AM (Wednesday)

The MNI Chicago Business Barometer declined to 58.4 in October, the lowest reading since April, down 2.0 points from 60.4 in September.

Business activity continued to expand at a healthy rate this month, despite the pace of activity decelerating for the third month in a row. A decline in order book growth and unfinished orders more than offset a rise in output, delivery times and employment, sending the ...


Employment Cost Index up 0.8% in 3Q2018
Posted: October 31, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in September 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries (which make up about 70 percent of compensation costs) increased 0.9 percent and benefit costs (which make up the remaining 30 percent ...


ADP National Employment Report increased by 227,000 jobs in October
Posted: October 31, 2018 at 08:15 AM (Wednesday)

Private sector employment increased by 227,000 jobs from September to October according to the October ADP National Employment Report®.

“Despite a significant shortage in skilled talent, the labor market continues to grow,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.”We saw significant gains across all industries with trade and leisure and hospitality leading the way. We ...


Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: October 31, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Wednesday)

Mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 26, 2018.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 2.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 3 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 4 ...


Consumer Confidence Increased again in October to 137.9
Posted: October 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased again in October, following a modest improvement in September. The Index now stands at 137.9 (1985=100), up from 135.3 in September. The Present Situation Index – based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions – improved from 169.4 to 172.8. The ...


S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices gained 0.2% in August
Posted: October 30, 2018 at 09:00 AM (Tuesday)

S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for August 2018 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months.

YEAR-OVER-YEAR
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.8% annual gain in August, down from 6.0% in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 5.1%, down from 5.5% in ...


Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index down to 99.12 in October
Posted: October 30, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Tuesday)

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch data for October again reflects the tight labor market with a dip in job growth and uptick in wages. Down 0.06 percent from last month at 99.12, the Small Business Jobs Index has slowed 1.28 percent over the past two years, consistent with a declining rate of unemployment in the ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Continues to Expand, but Pace Slows
Posted: October 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to expand in October, albeit at a slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, was positive but declined another six points to 17.6, indicating output growth continued ...


Personal Income increased 0.2%, Spending increased 0.4%
Posted: October 29, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Monday)

Personal income increased $35.7 billion (0.2 percent) in September according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $29.1 billion (0.2 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $53.0 billion ...


University of Michigan Consumer Confidence dipped in October to 98.5
Posted: October 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

Consumer sentiment remained at very favorable levels, according to the latest University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

The Sentiment Index has been higher thus far in 2018 (98.5) than in any prior year since 2000, which was the last year of the longest expansion since the mid-1800s, said U-M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys. ...


3Q2018 GDP advance estimate increased 3.5%
Posted: October 26, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.2 percent.

The Bureau emphasized that the third-quarter advance estimate released today is based on source data that are incomplete or subject to further revision by the source agency (see “Source Data for the Advance Estimate” on page 2). The "second" estimate for the third quarter, ...


Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded at a slower pace in October
Posted: October 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM (Thursday)

Tenth District manufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace in October compared with the rapid expansion earlier in the year. Expectations for future activity growth also eased slightly, but remained positive. Price indexes mostly declined from high levels in ...


Pending Home Sales Index Increased 0.5% in September
Posted: October 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Pending home sales rose slightly in September and saw substantial increases in both the West and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 0.5 percent to 104.6 in September from 104.1 in August. However, year-over-year, contract signings dropped 1.0 percent, making this the ninth straight month of annual decreases. ...


September New Orders for Durable Goods increased 0.8%, Ex-Trans up 0.1%
Posted: October 25, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

New Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $2.0 billion or 0.8 percent to $262.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up three of the last four months, followed a 4.6 percent August increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.1 percent. Excluding defense, new ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 5,000 to 215,000
Posted: October 25, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending October 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 215,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 210,000. The 4-week moving average was 211,750, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised average ...


Beige Book: Economic Activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace
Posted: October 24, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Economic activity expanded across the United States, with the majority of Federal Reserve Districts reporting modest to moderate growth. New York and St. Louis indicated slight growth, overall, while Dallas reported robust growth driven by strong manufacturing, retail, and nonfinancial services activity. On balance, manufacturers reported ...


New Home Sales in September at annual rate of 553,000
Posted: October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

New Home Sales
Sales of new single‐family houses in September 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 5.5 percent (±12.1 percent)* below the revised August rate of 585,000 and is 13.2 ...


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