The Institute for Supply Management The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is a ISM is a not-for-profit trade association that serves professionals and organizations with an interest in supply management. It was founded in 1915 and has produced its PMI or Purchasing Managers Index since … [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 Gross Domestic Product is a measure of the nation’s economic activity. The statistic measures the sum of the nation’s production for both the private and public sectors. A nation with an increasing GDP in real terms is considered to be … [Read more...]
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The weekly unemployment insurance claims data is an important series to economists and forecasters. This is because it is one of the only real-time sources of economic data. Produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the weekly jobs report, … [Read more...]
US Census Bureau National Association of Realtors Federal Housing Finance Agency These three indicators came out in the second half of March and together tell an interesting story about the housing market. The first indicator, monthly housing stats, comes from the New Residential … [Read more...]
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the Federal government’s measurement of monthly and annual inflation at the retail level. The statistic is created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics using a “secret shopper” survey whereby firms throughout the … [Read more...]