Industrial Production

July 15, 2021 .Industrial production rose 0.4% in June after climbing 0.7% in May and being unchanged in April  Production has risen steadily since reaching a low point in April of last year.  The nation’s production sector continues to recover.  However, as...

Producer Price Index

July 14, 2021 The Producer Price Index for final demand  includes producer prices for goods, as well as prices for construction, services, government purchases, and exports and covers over 75% of domestic production. Producer prices for final demand rose 1.0% in June...

Small Business Optimism

July 13, 2021 Small business optimism rose 2.9 points in June to 102.5 after having declined 0.2 point in May.. Chief Economist William Dunkelberg said, “Small businesses optimism is rising as the economy opens up, yet a record number of employers continue to...

Consumer Price Index

July 13, 2021 The CPI jumped 0.9% in June after climbing 0.6% in May, 0.8% in April, and 0.6% in March.  It rose 1.3% in 2020, and the year-over-year increase currently is 5.3%. Food prices rose 0.8% in June after climbing 0.4% in both April and May.     In the past...

Payroll Employment

July 2, 2021 Payroll employment jumped by 850 thousand in June after having risen 583 thousand in May.. In addition to hiring people, businesses can also lengthen the hours of existing employees.  The nonfarm workweek fell 0.1 hour in June to 34.7 hours after having...