economic indicators Archive

Labor Market Indicators Show Sustained Job Growth and Stability

The number of individuals filing initial unemployment insurance claims continued to trend below 300,000 for the 57th consecutive week, the longest streak since 1973 according to the Department of Labor.[1] In the week ended April 2, 267,000 claims were...

Industrial Production Numbers: August

The nation’s factories cut back total production in the past month, implying a marked reduction in economic momentum.  Though GDP in the second quarter grew at brisk pace of 3.7 percent, activity in the second half will be notably...

Lawrence Yun to Give Economic Update at 2015 REALTOR® Broker Summit in Seattle, WA

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun has joined the August Broker Summit program lineup. The REALTOR® Broker Summit will focus on a variety of management topics for broker/owners and managers to come together and learn from peer panels and industry...
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August 14, 2015

Economic and Forecast Update (July 1, 2015)

View the forecast video, midyear forecast (July 2015) slides, and the full U.S. Economic Outlook on the Research & Statistics page. The Economy GDP growth was slightly negative in the first quarter but will pick up in the second half.  For the year...

Number of Unemployment Claims Decreases as of June 6

This blog post was written by Erin Fitzpatrick. Erin is a Summer Research Intern and is currently studying at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science. Continuing claims for unemployment insurance filed during...
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June 19, 2015