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Business Inventories up 0.4% in May
Posted: July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May, adjusted for seasonal and trading-day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,449.7 billion, up 1.4 percent (±0.2 percent) from April 2018 and was up 8.6 percent (±1.2 percent) from ...


U.S. Retail Sales for June Increase 0.5%, Ex-Auto up 0.4%
Posted: July 16, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Monday)

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $506.8 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent (±0.4 percent) from the previous month, and 6.6 percent (±0.5 percent) above June 2017. Total sales for the April 2018 ...


Empire State Manufacturing Survey Conditions expanded at the same brisk pace in July
Posted: July 16, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Monday)

Business activity continued to grow at a fairly brisk pace in New York State, according to firms responding to the July 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index edged down by over two points to 22.6—still a high level, suggesting a continuation of robust growth. The new orders index dipped three ...


University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Preliminary July Results at 97.1
Posted: July 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

Consumer sentiment slipped in early July but remained nearly equal to the average in the prior twelve months (97.7) and since the start of 2017 (97.4). The continuing strength has been due to favorable job and income prospects, with consumers under age 45 anticipating the largest income gains since July 2000. So far, the strength in jobs ...


U.S. Import Price Index Decreased 0.4% in June
Posted: July 13, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

U.S. import prices decreased 0.4 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, following a 0.9-percent advance in May. Lower prices for nonfuel and fuel imports contributed to the June decline. Prices for U.S. exports rose 0.3 percent in June, after rising 0.6 percent the previous ...


Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in June, Ex Fd & Engy rose 0.2%
Posted: July 12, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.9 percent before ...


Real Average Hourly Earnings increased 0.1% in June
Posted: July 12, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.1 percent from May to June, 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 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 18,000 to 214,000
Posted: July 12, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending July 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 214,000, a decrease of 18,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 231,000 to 232,000. The 4-week moving average was 223,000, a decrease of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. The ...


Wholesale Inventories up 0.6% in May
Posted: July 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

May 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 $509.0 billion, up 2.5 percent (±0.4 percent) from the revised April level and were up 11.8 percent (±3.3 percent) from the May 2017 level. The March 2018 ...


Producer Price Index increased 0.3% in June, ex Fd & Engy up 0.3%
Posted: July 11, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.3 percent in June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices advanced 0.5 percent in May and 0.1 percent in April. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index moved up 3.4 percent for the 12 months ended in June, the ...


Purchase Apps up, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: July 11, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Wednesday)

Mortgage applications increased 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 July 6, 2018. This week's results included an adjustment for the Fourth of ...


Job Openings edged down to 6.6 million in May
Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

The number of job openings edged down to 6.6 million on the last business day of May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.8 million and 5.5 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate and the layoffs and discharges rate were little changed at 2.4 ...


NFIB Small Business Optimism Index dipped 0.6 points to 107.2 in June
Posted: July 10, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Tuesday)

The Small Business Optimism Index posted its sixth highest reading in survey history for the month of June, at 107.2, down 0.6 from May. Since December 2016, the Index has averaged an unprecedented 105.4, well above the 45-year average of 98 and rivaling the all-time high of 108.0 in ...


Consumer Credit Increased at an annual rate of 7.50%
Posted: July 9, 2018 at 03:00 PM (Monday)

In May, consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 7-1/2 percent. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 11-1/2 percent, while nonrevolving credit increased at an annual rate of 6-1/4 percent.

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Employment Trends Index necreased in May to 108.94
Posted: July 9, 2018 at 01:39 PM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in June, after decreasing in May. The index now stands at 108.94, up from 107.72 in May. The change represents a 5.2 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“As expected, after decreasing in May, the Employment Trends Index continued its solid path upwards in June, with positive contributions from all of its components,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The labor market will continue ...


June Employment increased by 213,000
Unemployment Rate rose to 4.0%

Posted: July 6, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care, while retail trade ...


Goods and Services Deficit Decreased in May 2018
Posted: July 6, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $43.1 billion in May from $46.1 billion in April (revised), as exports increased more than imports. The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $43.1 billion in May, down $3.0 billion from ...


ISM Non-Manufacturing Index increased to 59.1% in June
Posted: July 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in June for the 101st consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The NMI® registered 59.1 percent, which is 0.5 percentage point higher than the May reading of 58.6 percent. This represents continued growth in the non-manufacturing sector at a slightly faster rate. The Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index increased to 63.9 percent, ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 3,000 to 231,000
Posted: July 5, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending June 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 231,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 227,000 to 228,000. The 4-week moving average was 224,500, an increase of 2,250 from the previous week's revised average. The ...


ADP National Employment Report increased by 177,000 jobs in June
Posted: July 5, 2018 at 08:15 AM (Thursday)

Private sector employment increased by 177,000 jobs from May to June according to the June ADP National Employment Report®.

“The labor market continues to march towards full employment,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Healthcare led job growth once again and trade rebounded nicely.” ...


Challenger Layoffs Increased to 37,202 in June
Posted: July 5, 2018 at 07:30 AM (Thursday)

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers rose 18 percent, from 31,517 in May to 37,202 in June, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s job cuts were up 19.6 percent from the 31,105 announced in the same month last year.
“In a tight labor market, it’s no surprise employers are hanging on to their current workforces, as four months of this year have seen job cut totals under 40,000. However, in ...


Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: July 5, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Thursday)

Mortgage applications decreased 0.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 29, 2018.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 1 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 2 ...


New orders for manufactured goods increased 0.4% in April
Posted: July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

New orders for manufactured goods in May, up three of the last four months, increased $1.8 billion or 0.4 percent to $498.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.4 percent April decrease. Shipments, up twelve of the last thirteen months, increased $2.8 billion or 0.6 percent to $496.1 billion. This followed a ...


Help Wanted OnLine Labor Demand decreased 171,600 to 4,480,700 in June
Posted: July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

Online advertised vacancies decreased 171,600 to 4,480,700 in June, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series,released today. The May Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.30 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 1.4 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number ...


Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index dipped to 99.40 in June
Posted: July 3, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Tuesday)

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch June shows declines in the rates of small business jobs and wage growth. Following a small increase in May, the Small Business Jobs Index dipped in June to 99.40, marking a 0.69 percent decrease year-over-year and 12 consecutive months under 100. The pace of annual wage growth ...


New York Purchasing Managers Business Activity Dipped to 55.0 in June
Posted: July 3, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Tuesday)

In June, New York City purchasing managers reported strong forward-looking business conditions and employment, according to the survey taken by the Institute for Supply Management-New York.

New York Metro
Current Business Conditions were at 55.0 in June, down just slightly from 56.4 in May, falling for the second month in a row. This trend is interesting when compared to the six-month outlook of 85.7 reported in December 2017, the highest level of optimism ...


Construction Spending increased 0.4% in May
Posted: July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Total Construction
Construction spending during May 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,309.5 billion, 0.4 percent (±1.3 percent)* above the revised April estimate of $1,304.5 billion. The May figure is 4.5 percent (±1.6 percent) above the May 2017 estimate of $1,253.6 billion. During the first five months of this ...


June Manufacturing ISM increased to 60.2
Posted: July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June, and the overall economy grew for the 110th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The June PMI® registered 60.2 percent, an increase of 1.5 percentage points from the May reading of 58.7 percent. The New Orders Index registered 63.5 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the May reading of 63.7 percent. The Production Index registered 62.3 ...


University of Michigan Consumer Confidence up in June to 98.2
Posted: June 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

Consumer sentiment has been virtually unchanged for the past three months and has shown only small and insignificant variations during the past 18 months, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

The persistent strength has been due to favorable assessments of jobs and incomes, said U-M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys. ...


Chicago Purchasing Managers Index rose 1.4 points to 64.1 in June
Posted: June 29, 2018 at 09:45 AM (Friday)

The MNI Chicago Business Barometer rose 1.4 points to 64.1 in June, up from 62.7 in May, hitting the highest level since January. Business activity expanded at a faster pace in June, with firms’ operations up for a third consecutive month. Four of the five Barometer components strengthened on the month, leaving the Barometer up 0.8% on ...


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

Personal income increased $60.0 billion (0.4 percent) in May according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $63.2 billion (0.4 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $27.8 billion ...


Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded at a rapid pace in June
Posted: June 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM (Thursday)

Tenth District manufacturing activity continued to expand at a rapid pace in June, with the composite index similar to May’s record-high reading. Expectations for future growth increased moderately, and many firms reported difficulties finding qualified workers. Price indexes remained at ...


1Q2018 GDP final estimate increased 2.0%
Posted: June 28, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 2.9 percent.

The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the "second" estimate issued last month. In the second estimate, the increase in real GDP was 2.2 percent. With this third estimate for the first quarter, the general picture of ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 9,000 to 227,000
Posted: June 28, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending June 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 227,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 222,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised average ...


May New Orders for Durable Goods decreased 0.6%, Ex-Trans down 0.3%
Posted: June 27, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

New Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $1.4 billion or 0.6 percent to $248.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down two consecutive months, followed a 1.0 percent April decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.3 percent. Excluding defense, new orders decreased ...


Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: June 27, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Wednesday)

Mortgage applications decreased 4.9% from last week's increase, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 22, 2018.

On an unadjusted basis, the index decreased 6% from the previous week. ...


Consumer Confidence Decreased in June to 126.4
Posted: June 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in June, following an increase in May. The Index now stands at 126.4 (1985=100), down from 128.8 in May. The Present Situation Index was relatively flat, 161.1 versus 161.2 last month, while the Expectations Index declined from 107.2 last month to 103.2 ...


Richmond Fed's Current Activity Index rose from 16 to 20 in June
Posted: June 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

Fifth District manufacturing continued to expand in June, according to results of the most recent survey from the Richmond Fed. The composite manufacturing index rose from 16 in May to 20 in June, buoyed by an increase in all three components (shipments, new orders, and employment). Firms also saw an increase in backlog of orders, as the ...


S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices gained 1.0% in April
Posted: June 26, 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 April 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 6.4% annual gain in April, down from 6.5% in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 6.2%, down from 6.4% in ...


Philadelphia NonManufacturing Activity Suggest Continued Expansion in June
Posted: June 26, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Tuesday)

Results from the June Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey indicate continued expansion of nonmanufacturing activity in the region. The firm-level index of general activity and new orders remained elevated, while the full-time employment index rose notably. The firms continued to report overall increases in prices of both their own goods ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Continues to Expand, Outlook Improves in May
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

The expansion in Texas factory activity continued in June, albeit at a slower pace than in May, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, declined 12 points to 23.3, signaling a deceleration in ...


New Home Sales in May at annual rate of 689,000
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

New Home Sales
Sales of new single-family houses in May 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 6.7 percent (±14.1 percent)* above the revised April rate of 646,000 and is 14.1 percent ...


Chicago Fed National Activity Points to Slower Economic Growth in May
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Monday)

Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) fell to –0.15 in May from +0.42 in April. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index decreased from April, and two of the four categories made negative contributions to the index in May. The index’s three-month ...


U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.2% in May
Posted: June 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased 0.2 percent in May to 109.5 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in April, and a 0.4 percent increase in March.

“While May’s increase in the U.S. LEI was slower than in recent months, the improvements in a majority of its components offset the declines in leading indicators of labor markets and residential construction,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth ...


Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Suggest Continuing Growth in June
Posted: June 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Results from the June Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest continued expansion of the region’s manufacturing sector. All the broad indicators remained positive, although the indicators for general activity and new orders fell notably. The firms continued to report higher prices for purchased inputs and their own manufactured ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 3,000 to 218,000
Posted: June 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending June 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 218,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 218,000 to 221,000. The 4-week moving average was 221,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised average. The ...


Existing-Home Sales Decreased 0.4% in May
Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

Existing-home sales fell back for the second straight month in May, as only the Northeast region saw an uptick in activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million in May from downwardly revised 5.45 million in April. With last ...


1Q2018 Current Account Deficit Increased
Posted: June 20, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Wednesday)

The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2018 from $116.1 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The deficit was 2.5 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter, up from ...


Purchase Apps up, Refi's up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Posted: June 20, 2018 at 07:00 AM (Wednesday)

Mortgage applications increased 5.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 15, 2018.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 5.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index increased 3 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index increased 6 ...


May Housing Starts increased 5.0%, Permits down 4.6%
Posted: June 19, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Tuesday)

Building Permits
Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,301,000. This is 4.6 percent (±1.4 percent) below the revised April rate of 1,364,000, but is 8.0 percent (±1.3 percent) above the May 2017 rate of 1,205,000. Single-family authorizations in May were at a rate ...


Builder Confidence fell 2 points to 68 in June
Posted: June 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The decline was due in large part to sharply elevated lumber prices, although sentiment remains on ...


Treasury International Capital Data for April 2018
Posted: June 15, 2018 at 04:00 PM (Friday)

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for April 2018. The sum total in April of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a net TIC inflow of $138.7 billion. Of this, net foreign private inflows were $163.5 billion, and net ...


University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Preliminary June Results at 99.3
Posted: June 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

Consumer sentiment rose slightly in early June due to consumers' more favorable assessments of their current financial situation and more favorable views of current buying conditions for household durables. The Expectations Index, in contrast, declined to its lowest level since the start of the year due to less favorable prospects for the ...


Industrial Production edged down 0.1%
Capacity Utilization dipped to 77.9%

Posted: June 15, 2018 at 09:15 AM (Friday)

Industrial production edged down 0.1 percent in May after rising 0.9 percent in April. Manufacturing production fell 0.7 percent in May, largely because truck assemblies were disrupted by a major fire at a parts supplier. Excluding motor vehicles and parts, factory output moved down 0.2 percent. The index for mining rose 1.8 percent, its ...


Empire State Manufacturing Survey Conditions expanded at an even faster pace in June
Posted: June 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Friday)

Business activity continued to grow strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the June 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index climbed five points to 25.0, indicating a faster pace of growth than in May. Both the new orders index and the shipments index showed ongoing solid ...


Business Inventories up 0.3% in April
Posted: June 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Thursday)

The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for April, adjusted for seasonal and trading-day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,425.9 billion, up 0.4 percent (±0.1 percent) from March 2018 and was up 6.7 percent (±1.1 percent) from ...


U.S. Import Price Index Increased 0.6% in May
Posted: June 14, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Prices for U.S. imports increased 0.6 percent for the second consecutive month in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Rising fuel and nonfuel prices contributed to the advances in both months. U.S. export prices rose 0.6 percent for the second consecutive month in ...


U.S. Retail Sales for May Increase 0.8%, Ex-Auto up 0.8%
Posted: June 14, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $502.0 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 5.9 percent (±0.5 percent) above May 2017. Total sales for the March 2018 through ...


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 4,000 to 218,000
Posted: June 14, 2018 at 08:30 AM (Thursday)

In the week ending June 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 218,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 222,000. The 4-week moving average was 224,250, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's unrevised average ...


FOMC target funds rate increased to 1.75% - 2.00%
Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined. Recent data suggest that growth of household spending ...


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Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.

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