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Business Conditions Index Updated

November 16, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 11/11/2017 and industrial production for October 2017.

Manufacturing Activity Continued to Grow in November

November 16, 2017 — Regional manufacturing activity continued to expand in November, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for current manufacturing activity in the region remained positive but decreased from a reading of 27.9 in October to 22.7 in November. Almost all of the indicators reflecting expectations for the next six months rose, suggesting that growth is expected to continue. Read the report.

Read Our Latest Economic Insights

November 14, 2017 — In this issue: A closer look at the drop in male employment, the implications and outlook for declining labor force participation, and how regional price parities clarify purchasing power across the U.S. Read Economic Insights.

Fed’s Harker Speaks on Balance Sheet Normalization in Tokyo

November 12, 2017 — “Removing accommodation is the right next step,” said President Patrick Harker in a speech on November 13 in Tokyo. He also said in “the event of another shock,” making sure tools are effective, in his view, “means reducing our balance sheet.” Read the speech. Read the press release.

Business Conditions Index Updated

November 9, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 11/4/2017.

Analysis: October Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

November 3, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s October nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in Pennsylvania, increase in New Jersey, and remain unchanged in Delaware.  Read the report. PDF