Bloomberg.com The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was created in 1985. It measures perceptions on the state of the economy, personal finances and whether it's a good time to buy goods or services. The index is updated weekly, making it a timely sentiment gauge. The index is based on a telephone … [Read more...]
Economic IndicatorsAs a service to our clients and to the general public, John Dunham and Associates provides information on current economic statistics. Rather than relying on government press releases to interpret the information, we provide value added commentary to further describe how changes in these key economic data are important to business and industry. Please feel free to use these commentaries. However, please provide proper attribution to this website.
US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis This is one of a series of regional indices put out by the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. This index is a broad gauge of activity in the manufacturing sector of the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. It represents a weighted average of the … [Read more...]
US Department of Commerce, Bureau of The Census The US Census Bureau’s retail sales figures are based on a random sampling survey of approximately 5,000 retail and food services firms whose sales are then weighted to represent the complete universe of over three million businesses. Responding … [Read more...]
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The Producer Price Index is one of two key market pricing series put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on a monthly basis. It is one of the oldest continuous data series collected by the Federal government, having begun in the 1890s. It … [Read more...]
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics One of the most important economic releases to come out each month is the Employment Situation Summary report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This report presents a range of data series related to the nation’s employment and … [Read more...]