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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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09/15 Weekly Note

Higher Gas Prices Boost Retail Sales and Prices, but Underlying Trend Points to Softening Consumer Spending and Inflation

09/08 Weekly Note

Labor Market Conditions Cool over the Summer as Services Activity Jumps


08/31 Weekly Note

GDP and GDI Continue to Conflict, While Real Spending Jumps in July

08/25 Weekly Note

New Home Sales Continue Upward Trend Amid Extremely Limited Inventory of Existing Homes

08/18 Weekly Note

Retail Sales and Single-Family Starts Point to a Resilient Economic Growth

08/11 Weekly Note

Inflation Measures Remain Cool for Second Consecutive Month

08/04 Weekly Note

Labor Market Conditions Cool Amid Weak Manufacturing Activity and Tightening Lending Conditions


07/28 Weekly Note

Economy Expands at Healthy Pace in Q2 while New Home Sales Decline and Existing Home Market Remains Sluggish

07/21 Weekly Note

Retail Sales Imply More Consumer Resilience as New Home Construction Continues to Benefit from Tight Inventories of Existing Homes

07/14 Weekly Note

Inflation Cools in June Amid Slowdown in Consumer Demand

07/07 Weekly Note

Wage Growth Continues to Indicate Tight Labor Market as Services Activity and Construction Spending Rise


06/30 Weekly Note

Economic Data Continues to Look Mixed as New Home Sales Jump in May

06/23 Weekly Note

Existing Home Sales Remain Sluggish Amid Limited Inventory, Boosting New Home Construction

06/15 Weekly Note

Fed Pauses Rate Hikes as Inflation Pressures Cool and Economic Growth is Sluggish

06/09 Weekly Note

Services Activity Approaches Stagnation as Trade Data, Factory Orders Also Point to Slowing Economy

06/02 Weekly Note

Labor Market Data Send Conflicting Signals as Economic Activity Generally Weakens


05/25 Weekly Note

Economic Data Sends Mixed Signals as New Home Sales Remain Resilient

05/19 Weekly Note

Economy Picks Up Modestly in April, While New Home Market Continues to Benefit from Low Inventory of Existing Homes

05/12 Weekly Note

Core Inflation Remains High but Shows Signs of Easing Soon While Indicators of Business Investment Look Weak

05/05 Weekly Note

Fed Suggests Pause in Rate Hikes, While Employment and Economic Activity Remain Broadly Resilient


04/28 Weekly Note

GDP Growth Slows Amid Inventory Pullback, While New Home Sales Continue to Surprise to the Upside

04/21 Weekly Note

Existing Home Sales Decline Modestly in March, while Single-Family Starts Rise

04/14 Weekly Note

Inflation Cools as Economic Activity Slows at the End of Q1

04/07 Weekly Note

Employment Growth Remains Healthy Despite Headwinds from Manufacturing and Residential Construction Sectors


03/31 Weekly Note

Consumption Growth Still on Track for Strong Q1 as Pending Sales Surprise to the Upside

03/24 Weekly Note

Jump in Existing Home Sales Expected to Be Temporary with New Sales Comparatively Outperforming

03/17 Weekly Note

Data Show Strong Consumer Spending and Inflationary Pressures Persisting

03/10 Weekly Note

Labor Market Strength Continues as Additional Data Suggests 2023 Started on a Stronger Footing than Previously Expected

03/03 Weekly Note

Services Activity Continues to Outperform Manufacturing as Housing Receives Temporary Bump from Lower Rates in January


02/24 Weekly Note

Economy, Inflation Continue Hot Streak in January as New Home Sales Receive Boost from Temporarily Lower Mortgage Rates

02/17 Weekly Note

Economy (and Inflation) Starts 2023 Stronger than Expected

02/10 Weekly Note

Consumer Credit Growth Slows, Suggesting Consumption Will Lose Momentum in 2023

02/03 Weekly Note

Labor Market Clobbers Expectations Even as Wage Growth Slows, While Interest Rate-Sensitive Manufacturing and Housing Continue to Struggle


01/27 Weekly Note

GDP Beats Expectations but Underlying Momentum Slowed at the End of 2022

01/20 Weekly Note

December Data Shows Economic and Housing Activity Slowing

01/13 Weekly Note

Inflation Cools Again in December as Economic Activity Softens

01/06 Weekly Note

Labor Market Remains Bright Spot in Economy, While Manufacturing and Residential Construction Continue to Decline