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 gro … [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.
The Conference Board The Consumer Confidence Index is calculated by The Conference Board, a business organization founded in 1914. It is based on a survey of consumers’ perceptions of current business and employment conditions, as well as their expectations for six months hence regarding business … [Read more...]
The Conference Board The Leading Economic Index is calculated by The Conference Board, a business organization founded in 1914. It is based on the index from the values of 10 variables (Average weekly hours in manufacturing; average weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance; manufacturers’ … [Read more...]
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia The so called Beige Book (after the color of its cover) is produced eight times a year by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. It is based on surveys of businesses in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, and is often used by economists as a gauge of … [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 cou … [Read more...]