Consumer Sentiment

June 11, 2021 . The preliminary estimate of consumer sentiment for June rose 3.5 points to 86.4 after having declined 5.4 points in May.  Thus, consumer sentiment remains well below the pre-recession 101 level for February 2020.. Surveys of Consumers Chief Economist...

Initial Unemployment Claims

June 10, 2021 Initial unemployment claims for the week of June 5 fell 9 thousand to 376 thousand after having declined 20 thousand in the previous week. In fact this is the sixth consecutive decline in claims and the eighth decline in the past 9 weeks.  The June 5...

Consumer Price Index

June 10, 2021 The CPI rose 0.6% in May after having jumped 0.8% in April and 0.6% in March.  It rose1.3% in 2020, and the year-over-year increase currently is 4.9%. Food prices climbed 0.4% in both April and May.     In the past year food prices have risen 2.1%....