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BLS Employment Situation Report (February 2021) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 379,000. Previous was 166,000 - Unemployment Rate 6.2%. Previous was 6.3% - Private Payrolls month/month 465,000. Previous was 90,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month 21,000. Previous was -14,000 - Participation Rate... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 2/27/2021) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 745,000. Previous was 736,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 748,078 an increase of 31,519 (or 4.4%) from previous - 4-Week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 790,750. Previous was 807,500 Total... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 2/26/2021) - Purchase Index week/week +2.0% . Previous weeks were -12.0%, -6.0%, -5.0%, +0.1%, -4.0%, 3.0%, +8.0%,-0.8%,-5.0%, +2.0%, -5.0%, 9.9%, +4.0%, and +4.0% - Refinance Index week/week +0.1%. Previous weeks were -11.0%, -5.0%, -4.0%, 11.0%,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 2/27/2021) - Chain Store Sales year/year 4.6%. Previous was 2.9% - Chain Store Sales month/month -0.3%. Previous was -0.8%. Source: Redbook Research Inc. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Construction Spending (January 2022) - Month over Month +1.7%. Previous was +1.0% - Year over Year 5.7%. Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/release.pdf PMI Manufacturing Final (February 2021) - Index 58.6. Previous was 59.2 A survey index from the supply side. Source:... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at <!-- The Economy -->
Personal Income and Outlays (January 2021) - Personal Income month/month +10.0%. Previous was +0.4% - Personal Consumption Expenditures month/month +2.4%.Previous was -0.4% - PCE Price Index month/month 0.3% %. Previous was 0.0% - PCE Price Index year/year 1.5%. Previous was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Durable Goods Orders (January 2021) - New Orders - month/month 3.4%. Previous was 1.2% - Ex-Transportation - month/month 1.4%. Previous was 1.7% - Core Capital Goods - month/month 0.5%. Previous was 1.5% Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/adv/pdf/durgd.pdf GDP (4thQ 2020) -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 2/19/2021) - Purchase Index week/week -12.0%. Previous weeks were -6.0%, -5.0%, +0.1%, -4.0%, 3.0%, +8.0%,-0.8%,-5.0%, +2.0%, -5.0%, 9.9%, +4.0%, +4.0%, and 3.0% - Refinance Index week/week -11.0%. Previous weeks -5.0%, -4.0%, 11.0%, -5.5%, -5.0%, +20.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 2/20/2021) - Chain Store Sales year/year 3.9%. Previous was 4.0% - Chain Store Sales month/month -0.8%. Previous was -0.9%. Source: Redbook Research Inc. Case-Shiller House Price Index (December 2020) - 20-City Adjusted month/month 1.3%.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Rate Watch #1294 – The Effects of COVID on Work, Public Transit, and Housing Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
February 22, 2021 Chicago Fed National Activity Index (January 2021) - Index 0.66. Previous was 0.41 The CFNAI is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Details: https://www.chicagofed.org/publications/cfnai/index Leading... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
February 19, 29021 PMI Composite Flash (February 2021) - Composite Index 58.8. Previous was 58.7 - Manufacturing Index 58.5. Previous was 59.2 - Services Index 58.9. Previous was 58.3 Source: IHS Markit Existing Home Sales (January 2021) Annual Rate 6,690,000.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Housing Starts and Permits (January 2021) - Starts - Annual Rate 1,580,000. Previous was 1,669,000 - Permits - Annual Rate 1,881,000. Previous was 1.704,000 A goal must be to keep starts above the 1.500,000 annual needed to accommodate expanded population... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 2/12/2021) - Purchase Index week/week -6.0% . Previous weeks were -5.0%, +0.1%, -4.0%, 3.0%, +8.0%,-0.8%,-5.0%, +2.0%, -5.0%, 9.9%, +4.0%, +4.0%, 3.0%, and -1.0% - Refinance Index week/week -5.0%. Previous weeks -4.0%, 11.0%, -5.5%, -5.0%, +20.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
February 12, 2021 Consumer Sentiment (January 2021) - Index 76.2. Previous was 79.0 This is supposed to measure consumers stated views as to spending in the next 3 months. Source: University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center Details: http://www.sca.isr.umich.edu/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 2/6/2021) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 793,000. Previous was 812,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 813,145 a decrease of 36,534 (or -4.3%) from previous - 4-Week Moving Average seasonally adjusted 848,250. Previous was 849,500 Total... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 2/5/2021) - Purchase Index week/week -5.0% . Previous weeks were +0.1%, -4.0%, 3.0%, +8.0%, -0.8% -5.0%, +2.0%, -5.0%, 9.9%, +4.0%, +4.0%, 3.0%, -1.0%, and +0.2%. - Refinance Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks 11.0%, -5.5%, -5.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (January 2021) - Index 95.0 Previous was 95.9. This is a survey index from National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) of its members. This is important because it is small businesses which create most jobs.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
BLS Employment Situation Report (January 2021) - Nonfarm Payrolls month/month 49,000. Previous was -227,000 - Unemployment Rate 6.3 %. Previous was 6.7% - Private Payrolls month/month 6,000. Previous was -204,000 - Manufacturing Payrolls month/month -10,000. Previous was 31,000 - Participation... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Challenger Job-Cut Report (January 2021) - Announced Layoffs 79,552. Previous was 77,030 Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Initial Jobless Claims (week ended 1/30/2021) - Initial Claims seasonally adjusted 779,000. Previous was 812,000 - Initial Claims unadjusted, totaled 816,247 in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 1/29/2020) - Purchase Index week/week +0.1%. Previous weeks were -4.0%, 3.0%, +8.0%, -0.8% -5.0%, +2.0%, -5.0%, 9.9%, +4.0%, +4.0%, 3.0%, -1.0%, +0.2%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index week/week 11.0%. Previous weeks -5.5%, -5.0%, +20.0%, -6.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Construction Spending (December 2020) - Month over Month +1.0%. Previous was +1.1% - Year over Year 5.7%. Previous was 5.0% Source: Census Details: https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/release.pdf PMI Manufacturing Final (January 2021) - Index 59.2. Previous was 59.1 A survey index from the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
GDP (4thQ 2020) - Quarter over Quarter - annualized 4.0%. Previous Q was -33.4% - Personal Consumption Expenditures - annualized 2.5%. Previous was -41.0% Source: BEA Details: https://www.bea.gov/news/2021/gross-domestic-product-4th-quarter-and-year-2020-advance-estimate Good Trade Deficit (December 2020) - Trade Deficit $82.5 B . Previous... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
MBA Mortgage Applications (week ended 1/22/2020) - Purchase Index week/week -4.0%. Previous weeks were 3.0%, +8.0%, -0.8% -5.0%, +2.0%, -5.0%, 9.9%, +4.0%, +4.0%, 3.0%, -1.0%, +0.2%, -2.0%, and -2.0% - Refinance Index week/week -5.5% Previous weeks -5.0%, +20.0%, -6.0%, +4.0%,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 1/232020) - Chain Store Sales year/year 3.9%. Previous was 2.2% Source: Redbook Research Inc. Case-Shiller House Price Index (October 2020) - 20-City Adjusted month/month 1.4%. Previous was 1.6% - 20-City Unadjusted month/month 1.1%. Previous... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at <!-- The Economy -->