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Construction Spending decreased 0.2% in January 2024

03/01/24 - Total Construction
Construction spending during January 2024 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $2,102.4 billion, 0.2 percent (±0.8 percent)* below the revised December estimate of $2,105.8 billion. The January figure is 11.7 percent (±1.5 percent) above the January 2023 estimate of …more…

ISM Manufacturing Index down at 47.8% in February 2024

03/01/24 - Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in February for the 16th consecutive month following one month of “unchanged” status (a PMI® reading of 50 percent) and 28 months of growth prior to that, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report …more…

University of Michigan Consumer Confidence fell in February 2024 to 76.9

03/01/24 - Consumer sentiment was virtually unchanged in February, slipping just two index points and solidifying the large gains from December and January, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Consumers continue to express more confidence about the economy than they did last fall, confirming the considerable improvements in December and January across various aspects of the economy, said U-M economist Joanne Hsu, director of the Surveys of Consumers. …more…

Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity declined slightly in February 2024

02/29/24 - Tenth District manufacturing activity declined slightly in February, and expectations for future activity moderated but remained slightly positive. Price growth for raw materials slowed somewhat this month and finished product prices also eased, although future increases are expected. On a year-over-year basis, both price indexes increased …more…

Pending Home Sales dropped 4.9% in January 2024

02/29/24 - Pending home sales in January dropped 4.9%, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Northeast and West posted monthly gains in transactions while the Midwest and South recorded losses. All four U.S. regions registered year-over-year decreases.

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* – a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings – decreased to 74.3 in January. Year over year, pending transactions were down 8.8%. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001. …more…

Personal Income Increased 1.0%, Spending Increased 0.2% in January 2024

02/29/24 - Personal income increased $233.7 billion (1.0 percent at a monthly rate) in January, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (tables 2 and 3). Disposable personal income (DPI), personal income less personal current taxes, increased $67.6 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) …more…

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 12,000 to 201,000

02/29/24 - In the week ending February 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 215,000, an increase of
13,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 201,000 to
202,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,500, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised …more…

4Q2023 GDP preliminary estimate increased 3.2%

02/28/24 - Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2023 (table 1), according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 4.9 percent.

The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the "advance" estimate issued last month. In the advance estimate, the increase in real GDP was 3.3 percent. The update primarily reflected a downward revision to private inventory …more…

Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

02/28/24 - Mortgage applications decreased 5.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 23, 2024. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 5.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one …more…

Richmond Fed's Current Activity was flat to −5 in February 2024

02/27/24 - Fifth District manufacturing activity was flat in February, according to the most recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The composite manufacturing index increased from −15 in January to −5 in February. Of its three component indexes, shipments remained solidly negative at −15, new orders increased from −16 to −5, and …more…

Consumer Confidence fell in February 2024 to 106.7

02/27/24 - The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® fell in February to 106.7 (1985=100), down from a revised 110.9 in January. February’s decline in the Index occurred after three consecutive months of gains. However, as January was revised downward from the preliminary reading of 114.8, the data now suggest that there was not a material breakout …more…

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices decrease 0.4% in December 2023

02/27/24 - S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for December 2023 show that 17 out of the 20 major metro markets reported month- over-month price …more…

January 2024 New Orders for Durable Goods decreased 6.1%, Ex-Trans down 0.3%

02/27/24 - New Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in January, down three of the last four months, decreased $18.0 billion or 6.1 percent to $276.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This followed a 0.3 percent December decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.3 percent. Excluding defense, new orders decreased …more…

New Home Sales in January 2024 at annual rate of 661,000

02/26/24 - New Home Sales
Sales of new single‐family houses in January 2024 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 661,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 1.5 percent (±19.9 percent)* above the revised December rate of 651,000 and is 1.8 percent …more…

Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity stabilized in February 2024

02/26/24 - Texas factory activity stabilized in February after contracting in January, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rebounded 16 points to 1.0. The near-zero reading suggests flat output month …more…