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Economic & Financial Highlights


Economic & Financial Highlights tracks data from a number of series. Below are the last seven days’ worth of charts, from newest to oldest, and analysis to provide context for the data. The “Search Charts” box at right allows you to search historical charts using various criteria.

Federal Reserve Liabilities (Sources of Funds)

Filed under: International
Published on: April 23, 2014

Global economic expansion should strengthen in 2014. Growth is likely to accelerate in most major developed economies and in emerging-market economies as a group. Acute risks have decreased, but they have not disappeared. Overall, the risk to global growth continues to be weighted to the downside.

Global Economic Growth, real GDP, annual percent change

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Federal Reserve Liabilities (Sources of Funds)

Filed under: Federal Reserve
Published on: April 23, 2014

As of April 16, the Federal Reserve's balance sheet showed total liabilities of $4.3 trillion, reflecting an increase of $39.8 billion from the previous week. Other liabilities increased by $67.1 billion, and banks' reserve balances decreased by $27.1 billion.

Federal Reserve Liabilities (Sources of Funds), $ billions

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Federal Reserve Assets (Uses of Funds)

Filed under: Federal Reserve
Published on: April 23, 2014

As of April 16, the Federal Reserve's balance sheet showed total assets of $4.3 trillion, reflecting an increase of $39.8 billion from the previous week. Most of the increase came from Agency debt and MBS, which increased by $29.2 billion. Treasuries increased by $9.9 billion.

Federal Reserve Assets (Uses of Funds), $ billions

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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims

Filed under: Employment
Published on: April 18, 2014

The level of weekly claims of unemployment insurance for the week ending April 12 continued to point to improvement in the labor market. The advance figure for the seasonally adjusted four-week moving average was 312,000 (the lowest level since October 2007) and a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's upward revised average of 316,750.

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims, four-week moving average, seasonally adjusted, thousands

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Industrial Production

Filed under: Manufacturing
Published on: April 18, 2014

Overall industrial production (IP) rose 0.7 percent in March compared with February, and manufacturing production rose 0.5 percent compared with the previous month. Significant upward revisions were made to both series for February. IP grew at a solid 4.4 percent annualized rate in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of last year.

Industrial Production, year-over-year percent change

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