On Tuesday, September 23, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Research Department will release the Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey (NBOS) to complement its Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey — the nation's oldest regional manufacturing survey, conducted since 1968. The addition of the NBOS will allow the Philadelphia Fed to more fully capture economic activity in its District. Read the press release.
Manufacturing activity continued to grow in September, according to firms responding to the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Although the current activity index fell from a reading of 28.0 in August to 22.5 this month, the other broad indicators increased from their readings last month. The employment index increased to its highest reading since May 2011. Read the report. Listen to the audio conference.
President Charles Plosser gives his views on the economy and shares some thoughts about the stance of monetary policy. He also counters the view that rates cannot be raised because the labor market has not "completely" healed and discusses what he thinks are two major risks with this strategy. Read the speech.
The Philadelphia Fed has updated its monthly Tri-State Tracking series that provides statewide summaries of economic conditions using monthly and quarterly data of employment, housing, and personal income. Read the reports for Delaware , New Jersey , and Pennsylvania .
Responses from seventy-eight providers to low- and moderate-income households in the region suggest that economic conditions for their clients were stabilizing in the second quarter of 2014 relative to the first quarter, according to the Bank’s Second Quarter 2014 Community Outlook Survey. Job availability appears to be improving for the first time since the first quarter of 2013. Read the survey.
The Philadelphia Fed's 2013 annual report provides an overview of the 100-year history of the Federal Reserve System, including a chart comparing today's Federal Reserve with two prior attempts at American central banking. The report also contains messages from our president and first vice president as well as highlights of the Bank's achievements in 2013. Read the report.
A new longitudinal study by the Community Development Studies and Education Department evaluates the effectiveness of pre-purchase homeownership and financial management skills counseling. The study uses an experimental design to assess the influence of counseling on credit scores, total debt, and delinquencies in payments. Read the study.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. One of the 12 regional Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Learn more about us.
A monthly survey of manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District.
Predict the six-month growth rate of the state's coincident index.
Combine four state-level indicators to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic.
Designed to track real macroeconomic activity at high frequency. Last updated on September 18, 2014.