Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Rise as Continuing Claims Fall

– July 23, 2020

Labor market indicators are becoming mixed, suggesting the emerging recovery may be at risk.

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Existing-Home Sales Rebound in June; Inventory Remains Tight

– July 22, 2020

Existing-home sales rebounded in June, but the outlook remains highly uncertain.

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Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Shrank Again but Remain High

– July 16, 2020

New unemployment claims slowed again but remain high. Other labor market data as well as broader activity measures look more positive but surging new COVID-19 cases could derail growth.

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Retail Spending Returned to Trend in June

– July 16, 2020

Retail sales posted another big gain in June, further recovering from the policy-induced economic coma but rising new COVID-19 cases are a risk to future growth.

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Manufacturing Activity Increases for A Second Month but Full Recovery Still Far Off

– July 15, 2020

Easing of lockdown policies in May and June is helping the economy on the path to recovery but surging new COVID-19 cases and deaths could derail the progress.

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Total Unemployment and Weekly New Unemployment Insurance Claims Are Falling

– July 9, 2020

Labor market signs point to a nearing end to the policy-induced recession of 2020 but surging new COVID-19 cases could crush the budding recovery.

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