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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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September

09/23 Weekly Note

Fed Hints at Tapering as Early as November; Housing Market Remains Generally Robust Despite Supply and Labor Constraints

09/17 Weekly Note

Inflation Slows as the Travel Industry Falters, but Higher Wages and Shelter Costs Likely to Keep Readings Elevated

09/10 Weekly Note

Hiring Slows Despite Record Number of Job Openings, While Upward Price Pressures Continue

09/02 Weekly Note

Consumer Confidence Slips amid COVID and Inflationary Concerns, Though Manufacturing Industry Continues to Rebound

August

08/27 Weekly Note

New and Existing Home Sales Rise Despite Low Inventories as Personal Income and Saving Rate Increase, Buoyed by Child Tax Credit

08/20 Weekly Note

Manufacturing Output Recovers to Pre-Pandemic Levels as Housing Starts, Retail Sales Slide

08/13 Weekly Note

Inflation Moderates, though Wage Pressures Continue Amid Tight Labor Market

08/06 Weekly Note

Steady Employment Gains Continue as Manufacturing, Services Indices Rise

July

07/30 Weekly Note

GDP Growth Disappoints and Home Sales Slip in the Face of Higher Prices

07/23 Weekly Note

Housing Demand Remains Strong Despite Limited Supply and Higher Home Prices

07/16 Weekly Note

Retail Sales Increase While Supply Chain Disruptions Continue to Put Upward Pressure on Inflation Measures

07/09 Weekly Note

Fed Remains Patient on Tapering Timeline as Labor Market Tightness Persists

07/02 Weekly Note

June Jobs Report Shows Strength, Though Supply Chain Problems Continue to Inhibit Growth in Some Sectors

June

06/25 Weekly Note

PCE Inflation Accelerates as Home Sales Continue to Fall

06/17 Weekly Note

The Fed ‘Talks About Talking’ About Tapering While Price Measures Continue to Increase

06/11 Weekly Note

Labor Cost Pressures Threaten to Extend Already High Inflation

06/04 Weekly Note

A Solid May Employment Gain Rebounds from April’s Weak Reading

May

05/27 Weekly Note

Consumer Spending Strong While Housing Troubled by Lack of Inventory for Sale

05/21 Weekly Note

The Economy Continues to Improve, While Housing Takes a Breather in April

05/14 Weekly Note

Retail Sales Pull Back in April, While Both Reported and Expected Inflation Continue to Climb

05/07 Weekly Note

Pace of Employment Growth Well Below Consensus Expectations in April

April

04/30 Weekly Note

Stimulus and Vaccinations Boost Q1 GDP and March Savings

04/23 Weekly Note

Existing Home Price Appreciation Hits All-Time High and New Home Sales Bounce Back

04/16 Weekly Note

March Data Rebounds as Stimulus Checks Lead to a Surge in Spending

04/09 Weekly Note

Service Sector Activity Surges in March as Vaccination Efforts Lead to Reopenings

04/02 Weekly Note

Strong March Data Foreshadow the Strength of Recovery in the Coming Months

March

03/26 Weekly Note

Weak February Data Continue with Falling Incomes and Home Sales

03/19 Weekly Note

Severe Weather in February Temporarily Dampens the Pace of Recovery

03/12 Weekly Note

Consumer Sentiment Jumps on Vaccine Hopes and Further Stimulus

03/05 Weekly Note

Leisure and Hospitality Drive Employment Gains in February

February

02/26 Weekly Note

Personal Savings Jump on Stimulus Checks, Lack of Homes for Sale Likely Weighs on Pending Sales

02/19 Weekly Note

Retail Sales Impress as Consumers Offer Glimpse of Their Spending Power

02/12 Weekly Note

Consumer and Business Expectations for the Economy Remain Weak

02/05 Weekly Note

Employment Growth Remains Muted, Productivity Falls in Q4 2020

January

01/29 Weekly Note

Business Investment Boosts Q4 GDP, While New Home Sales Are Weak at Year-End

01/22 Weekly Note

Single-Family Starts Jump as Existing Inventories Plummet

01/15 Weekly Note

Retail Sales and Business Optimism Fall in December

01/08 Weekly Note

Payroll Employment Falls for the First Time Since April