Economic Highlights Archives

2012

February 1
Nationally, new home sales declined 2 percent from November to December and were down 7 percent year over year. See the latest data on real estate manufacturing, and consumer spending.

January 25
December employment figures showed the region gained 6,000 jobs during the month, reducing the unemployment rate to 9.3 percent. See the latest data on employment, prices, and real estate.

January 18
Retail sales rose just 0.1 percent in December, and November retail sales were revised up from 0.2 percent to 0.4 percent. See the latest data on consumer spending and manufacturing.

January 11
U.S. payrolls increased by 200,000 in December, with transportation and warehousing leading the way. See the latest data on employment and real estate.

January 4
Pending home sales were up sharply in November 2011 from the month before, according to one sales index. See the latest data on real estate and manufacturing in the new Economic Highlights.

2011

December 14
November's retail sales growth was weaker than expected, but retail sales have nevertheless grown for six straight months. See the latest data on consumer spending and real estate.

December 7
Payroll employment grew by 120,000 in November, with retail employment enjoying a robust increase. See the latest data on consumer spending, manufacturing, and real estate.

November 30
Two major measures of consumer attitudes improved in November. See the latest data on consumer spending, manufacturing, and real estate.

November 16
Retail sales surpassed expectations and rose for the fifth straight month in October. See the latest data on consumer spending, manufacturing, and real estate.

November 9
Employment in temporary help services—often viewed as a leading indicator of job trends—increased in October. See the latest data on employment and real estate.

November 2
Consumer spending rose in September while real personal income fell during the same month. See the latest data on consumer spending, real estate, manufacturing, and more.

October 26
Consumer confidence in October fell to its lowest level since March 2009. See the latest data on consumer confidence, employment, real estate, and more.

October 19
Strong auto sales helped move September retail sales beyond consensus expectations. See the latest data on consumer spending, manufacturing, and more.

October 12
U.S. payroll employment increased by 103,000 in September, and July and August payrolls were revised upward. See the latest data on employment.

October 5
Real personal income saw its second consecutive monthly decline in August. See the latest data on consumer spending, manufacturing, and real estate.

September 28
Consumer confidence remained low in September after falling sharply in August. See the latest data on real estate, manufacturing, and consumer spending.

September 21
Existing home sales rose from July to August and were up 19 percent from a year earlier. See the latest data on real estate, manufacturing, employment, and prices.

September 14
Advance estimates of retail sales show August levels only slightly ahead of July's. See the latest data on consumer spending and real estate.

September 7
The spread of job growth across industries fell sharply in August. See the latest data on employment, manufacturing, and real estate.

August 31
One measure of pending U.S. home sales is up more than 14 percent from its year-ago level. See the latest data on real estate, consumer spending, and prices.

August 24
Sales of new and existing homes softened nationally in July compared with June levels. See the latest data on real estate, employment, manufacturing, and prices.

August 17
This month, one measure of consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level since May 1980. See the latest data on consumer spending, manufacturing, and real estate.

August 10
Payroll employment rose by 117,000 in July while payrolls for May and June were revised upward. See the latest data on employment and real estate.

August 3
In June, home prices increased on a national basis for the third consecutive month. See the latest data on manufacturing, consumer spending, real estate, and prices.

July 27
Nationally, new home sales fell 1 percent from May to June yet still exceeded year-earlier levels. See the latest data on real estate, employment, and manufacturing.

July 20
Total U.S. housing starts increased to 629,000 in June, and both single-family and multifamily starts and permits grew during the month. See the latest data on consumer spending, real estate, and manufacturing.

July 13
Labor markets continued to struggle in June, with underemployment higher than in previous economic recoveries. See the latest data on employment and real estate.

July 6
Revolving consumer credit has fallen nearly 19 percent since its peak in August 2008. See the latest data on consumer credit, Treasury yields, and the inflation outlook.

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April 27

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March 30

March 23

March 16

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March 2

February 23

February 16

February 9

February 2

January 26

January 19

January 5

2010

December 15

December 8

December 1

November 17

November 10

November 3

October 27

October 20

October 13

October 6

September 29

September 22

September 15

September 8

September 1

August 25

August 18

August 11

August 4

July 28

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July 14

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June 30

June 23

June 16

June 9

June 2

May 26

May 19

May 12

May 5

April 28

April 21

April 14

April 7

March 31

March 24

March 17

March 10

March 3

February 24

February 17

February 10

February 3

January 27

January 20

January 13

January 6

2009

December 16

December 9

December 2

November 18

November 4

October 28

October 21

October 14

October 7

September 30

September 23

September 16

September 9

September 2

August 26

August 19

August 12

August 5

July 29

July 22

July 15

July 8