US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis The Personal Income and Outlays report is issued by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) monthly. This report provides a measure of income received from wages and salaries, as well as investment income, as well as an estimate of personal … [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.
Housing Reports (Housing Starts /FHFA Housing Price Index/Case Shiller Index US Census Bureau S&P Federal Housing Finance Agency These indicators came out in the second half of August and together tell the story about the housing market. The first set of data, monthly housing … [Read more...]
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank’s Business Outlook Survey is a regional business condition survey put out monthly by the bank’s research department. This survey is used to create a manufacturing activity index and is based on questions given to … [Read more...]
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System The Federal Reserve Board constructs estimates of capacity and capacity utilization for industries in manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities. For a given industry, the capacity utilization rate is equal to an output index (seasonally … [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...]