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U.S. Leading Economic Index decreased by 0.3% in April 2022

05/19/22 10:00AM - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for the U.S. decreased by 0.3 percent in March to 119.2 (2016 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in March. The LEI is now up 0.9 percent over the six-month period from October 2021 to April 2022.

“The US LEI declined in April largely due to weak consumer expectations and a drop in residential building permits,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board. “Overall, the US LEI was essentially flat in recent months which is in …more…

Existing-Home Sales fell 2.4% in April 2022

05/19/22 10:00AM - Existing-home sales recorded a third straight month of declines, slipping slightly in April, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Month-over-month sales were split amongst the four major U.S. regions, with two areas posting gains and the other two experiencing waning in April. Year-over-year sales struggled, as each of the …more…

Philadelphia Fed Outlook Activity declined in May 2022

05/19/22 08:30AM - Manufacturing activity in the region continued to expand overall this month, according to the firms responding to the May Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey's current general activity index declined, while the indicators for new orders and shipments rose. The employment index decreased, and the price indexes remained elevated …more…

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase 21,000 to 218,000

05/19/22 08:30AM - In the week ending May 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 218,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 6,000 from 203,000 to 197,000. The 4-week moving average was 199,500, an increase of 8,250 from the previous week's revised average. …more…

April 2022 Housing Starts Decreased 0.2%, Permits down 3.2%

05/18/22 08:30AM - Building Permits
Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,819,000. This is 3.2 percent below the revised March rate of 1,879,000, but is 3.1 percent above the April 2021 rate of 1,765,000. Single family authorizations in April were at a rate of 1,110,000; this is …more…

Purchase Apps down, Refi's Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

05/18/22 07:00AM - Mortgage applications decreased 11.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 13, 2022.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 11.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 11 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 10 …more…

Business Inventories up 2.0% in March 2022

05/17/22 10:00AM - The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for March, adjusted for seasonal and trading day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,832.1 billion, up 1.8 percent (±0.2 percent) from February 2022 and was up 14.1 percent (±0.4 percent) from …more…

NAHB Builder Confidence fell 8 points to 69 in May 2022

05/17/22 10:00AM - In a sign that the housing market is now slowing, builder confidence took a steep drop in May as growing affordability challenges in the form of rapidly rising interest rates, double-digit price increases for material costs and ongoing home price appreciation are taking a toll on …more…

April 2022 Industrial Production increased 1.1%, Capacity Utilization increased to 79.0%

05/17/22 09:15AM - In April, total industrial production increased 1.1 percent—the fourth consecutive month of gains of 0.8 percent or greater—and manufacturing output rose 0.8 percent. The index for utilities moved up 2.4 percent, and the index for mining advanced 1.6 percent. At 105.6 percent of its 2017 average, total industrial production in April was …more…

U.S. Retail Sales for April 2022 increase 0.9%, Ex-Auto up 0.6%

05/17/22 08:30AM - Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2022, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $677.7 billion, an increase of 0.9 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 8.2 percent (±0.7 percent) above April 2021. Total sales for the February …more…