Initial Unemployment Claims

October 17, 2019 Initial unemployment claims rose 4 thousand in the week ending October 12 to 214 thousand.  The four-week average of claims rose 1 thousand to 215 thousand.  The 4-week average for the week of April 13 of 202 thousand was the lowest for the current...

Consumer Sentiment

October 11, 2019 The preliminary estimate of consumer sentiment for October rose by 2.8 points to 96.0 after having risen 3.4 points in September.  While volatile on a month-to-month basis consumer sentiment remains at a lofty level.  The peak for the cycle was 101.4...

Consumer Price Index

October 10, 2019 The CPI was unchanged in September after having risen 0.1% in August and 0.3% in July..  During the past year the CPI has risen 1.7%. Food prices rose 0.5% in September after having been unchanged in August.  Food prices have risen 2.2% in the past...