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Economic Results
University of Michigan Consumer Confidence increased in April to 97.0

04/28/17 10:00AM - Consumer sentiment has traveled on the high plateau established following Trump’s election, with only minor deviations from its five month average of 97.4. There is widespread agreement among consumers on their very positive assessments of the current state of the economy as well as widespread disagreement on future economic prospects. …more…

Chicago Purchasing Managers Index up by 0.6 points to 58.3 in April

04/28/17 09:45AM - The MNI Chicago Business Barometer increased to 58.3 in April from 57.7 in March, the highest level since January 2015.

Optimism among firms about business conditions rose for the third month in a row. Three of the five Barometer components led April’s increase, with Production and Order Backlogs receding. …more…

1Q2017 GDP advance estimate increased 0.7%

04/28/17 08:30AM - Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.

The increase in real GDP in the first quarter reflected positive contributions from nonresidential fixed investment, exports, residential fixed investment, and personal consumption expenditures (PCE), that were offset by negative contributions from private inventory …more…

Employment Cost Index up 0.8% in 1Q2017

04/28/17 08:30AM - Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in March 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries (which make up about 70 percent of compensation costs) increased 0.8 percent, and benefits (which make up the remaining 30 percent of …more…

Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded at a somewhat slower pace in April

04/27/17 11:00AM - Tenth District manufacturing activity expanded at a somewhat slower pace in April, and expectations for future activity eased but remained at solid levels. Price indexes were mixed, but recorded little change overall.

The month-over-month composite index was 7 in April, down from the very strong readings of 20 in March and 14 in February (Tables 1 & 2, Chart). The composite index is an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory …more…

Pending Home Sales Index declined 0.8% in March

04/27/17 10:00AM - Pending home sales in March maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the South saw an uptick in contract signings last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index, www.nar.realtor/topics/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 0.8 percent to 111.4 in March from 112.3 in February. Despite last month's decrease, the index is 0.8 percent above a year ago. …more…

March New Orders for Durable Goods increased 0.7%, Ex-Trans down 0.2%

04/27/17 08:30AM - New Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $1.6 billion or 0.7 percent to $238.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up three consecutive months, followed a 2.3 percent February increase. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.2 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased …more…

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 14,000 to 257,000

04/27/17 08:30AM - In the week ending April 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 257,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 244,000 to 243,000. The 4-week moving average was 242,250, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average. …more…

Purchase Apps up, Refi's up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

04/26/17 07:00AM - Mortgage applications increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 21, 2017.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index increased 3 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index increased 7 …more…

New Home Sales in March at annual rate of 621,000

04/25/17 10:00AM - Sales of new single-family houses in March 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 5.8 percent (±15.5 percent)* above the revised February rate of 587,000 and is 15.6 percent (±15.0 percent) …more…