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...]
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 Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the quarterly report of productivity and costs using output data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau, labor cost data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the BEA, and additional … [Read more...]
US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census The monthly manufacturing report (factory orders) is compiled from results of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders survey. This survey provides statistics on the state of the manufacturing industry based on … [Read more...]
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...]
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 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 shipments, new orders and … [Read more...]