Overall industrial production fell 0.5 percent in April, and core retail sales increased at a 6.2 annual rate in the same month. See the latest data on manufacturing, retail sales, and more.
One measure of the probability of deflation for the 2012–17 period is 0 percent, where it has been most days since early February this year. The 2013–18 deflation probability, based on the 5-year TIPS issued last month and the 10-year TIPS issued in July 2008, is also 0 percent.
Businesses large and small necessarily anticipate factors that affect their costs, including labor costs and price increases. A new macroblog post parses recent survey results that asked regional businesses to look into their crystal balls for the next 12 months.
|May 16||macroblog - Labor Costs, Inflation Expectations, and the Affordable Care Act: What Businesses Are Telling Us|
|May 15||SouthPoint - The Regional Housing Recovery: Where Are the Jobs?|
|May 13||macroblog - Labor Force Participation and the Unemployment Threshold|
|May 10||macroblog - Behavior?s Place in the Labor Force Participation Rate Debate|
|March 28||The Mexican Manufacturing Renaissance (EconSouth Now)|
|Dec. 27||Surveying the Economy in 2012 (EconSouth Now)|
|Dec. 5||The Evolution of Vacant Property Registration Ordinances across the United States (Perspectives on Real Estate)|
|Oct. 25||The Role of Government in the Housing Finance Market (Perspectives on Real Estate)|
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