Research & Insights

Economic & Housing Weekly Note Archive

Below you will find an archive of the Economic & Strategic Research Group's weekly snapshot of current macroeconomic and housing data.

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October

10/23 Weekly Note

Existing Home Sales and Housing Starts Continue to Exceed Expectations

10/16 Weekly Note

Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment Increase

10/09 Weekly Note

Service Sector Solidly in Expansion Territory

10/02 Weekly Note

Payroll Employment Rises While Housing Data Suggest Further Strength in the Coming Months

September

09/25 Weekly Note

Home Sales Impress, Though Inventories Remain at Record Lows

09/18 Weekly Note

Single-Family Housing Starts and Permits Both Climb to Over One Million Units

09/11 Weekly Note

Small Businesses’ Optimism Rises, Though Outlook and Sales Expectations Decline

09/04 Weekly Note

Manufacturing and Service Sector Activity Continue to Expand

August

08/28 Weekly Note

Despite Soft Consumer Sentiment, Housing Data Continues to Surprise to the Upside

08/21 Weekly Note

Housing Activity Continues Its Upward Climb

08/14 Weekly Note

Recovery Continues, Though Retail Sales Growth Decelerates and Consumers Remain Pessimistic About Future Economic Conditions

08/07 Weekly Note

Payroll Employment Continues to Increase, Though Pace of Improvement Is Slowing

July

07/31 Weekly Note

Historic GDP Report Underscores Depth of the Recession

07/24 Weekly Note

Housing Paints a Picture of Resiliency, For Now

07/17 Weekly Note

June Data Paints a Picture of Recovery, but July Consumer Sentiment Highlights Downside Risks

07/10 Weekly Note

Service Sector Returns to Expansionary Territory

07/02 Weekly Note

Labor Market Recovers Further in June

June

06/26 Weekly Note

Consumption Increases as Businesses Reopen

06/18 Weekly Note

Retail Sales Partially Bounce Back as the Economy Reopens

06/12 Weekly Note

Consumer and Business Sentiment Rise, but Uncertainty Remains

06/05 Weekly Note

Unemployment Posts Surprise Decline in May

May

05/29 Weekly Note

Consumption Poised to Grow as States and Businesses Begin to Reopen

05/21 Weekly Note

Housing Activity Falls Sharply in April, Though There Are Signs of a Rebound

05/15 Weekly Note

Retail Sales Continue to Fall, Supporting Our Forecast of a Significant Contraction in Q2 Consumer Spending

05/08 Weekly Note

Significant Contraction in the Job Market as Coronavirus-Related Shutdowns and Layoffs Continue

05/01 Weekly Note

The Fed Focuses on Program Rollout as Q1 GDP Contracts by Most Since 2008

April

04/24 Weekly Note

Home Sales Fall in the Wake of Economic and Coronavirus-Related Uncertainty

04/17 Weekly Note

Retails Sales and Industrial Production Reports Show Declines as the Virus Continues to Impact Businesses

04/10 Weekly Note

Consumer and Business Confidence Fall in Response to the Coronavirus

04/03 Weekly Note

Payroll Employment Falls by Most Since 2009, Unemployment Rate Jumps by Largest Amount in 45 Years

March

03/27 Weekly Note

Jobless Claims Surge as Businesses Close in Response to the Coronavirus

03/20 Weekly Note

Emergency Rate Cut Brings Federal Funds Rate Back to the Zero Bound

03/13 Weekly Note

Resilience of the Economy and Consumers Tested by the Coronavirus

03/06 Weekly Note

Job Growth Rises Well Above Consensus Expectations, Though Risks Remain

February

02/28 Weekly Note

Housing Continues to Show Strength, Too Early to Measure the Effects of Coronavirus

02/21 Weekly Note

Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales Pull Back Less Than Expected

02/14 Weekly Note

A Warm January Boosts Retail Sales While Weighing on Industrial Production

02/07 Weekly Note

Job Growth Hits the Ground Running to Start Off 2020

January

01/31 Weekly Note

Fed Remains on Hold as 2019 Growth Comes in Solid

01/24 Weekly Note

Existing Sales Rise While Inventories Hit Record Lows

01/17 Weekly Note

Single-Family Housing Starts Breach One Million Units

01/10 Weekly Note

Employment Report Not Expected to Change Fed's "Wait and See" Approach

01/03 Weekly Note

Housing Likely to End 2019 with a Bang