Business-Cycle Conditions
initial claims

Initial Unemployment Claims Register Lowest Talley Since March

– May 28, 2020

Massive layoffs continue but the trend has been slowing for eight consecutive weeks.

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Regional Fed Surveys Show Improving Expectations

– May 22, 2020

Recent surveys suggest business current conditions remain extremely weak but expectations about the future are improving.

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unemployment

New Unemployment Claims Slowed Again as Total Unemployed Hits a Record High

– May 21, 2020

The labor market continues to struggle under the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and government policy responses, but some signs of easing are emerging.

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Low Mortgage Rates May Support Housing Rebound

– May 19, 2020

Low mortgage rates may provide some support for housing activity following a plunge in starts and permits in April.

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Manufacturing Activity Plummets in April

– May 15, 2020

Industrial production plunged as the tsunami of disastrous economic data continues. While some areas are moving towards easing restrictions, it will likely be a slow path back.

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Mixed Emotions for Consumers in Early May

– May 15, 2020

Consumer attitudes are changing in somewhat unexpected ways as personal health, family finances, and social interactions are impacted by lockdown policies.

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