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Analysis: January Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

February 5, 2016 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s January nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Read the report PDF.

Tri-State Tracking Updated

February 5, 2016 — 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. The latest update includes monthly data for employment, building permits, and mortgage delinquencies through December 2015 and quarterly data for house prices and personal income through the third quarter of 2015. Read the reports for Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania PDF.

Business Conditions Index Updated

February 5, 2016 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on payroll employment for January 2016.

Business Conditions Index Updated

February 4, 2016 — 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 1/30/16.

December’s Leading Indexes Suggest Expansion in 42 States into the Second Quarter of 2016

February 3, 2016 — The Bank has released December’s leading indexes, which are a six-month forecast of the state coincident indexes. The coincident indexes measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. This month's leading indexes suggest economic expansion in 42 states into the second quarter of 2016. Read the report. PDF

Survey: Greater Philadelphia Chamber Members Optimistic About Business Conditions in 2016

February 3, 2016 — A Bank survey of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members shows that business conditions improved in 2015 compared with 2014. Survey respondents expressed optimism that conditions will continue to improve in 2016. Read the report. Read the release.

Business Conditions Index Updated

February 1, 2016 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on real personal income less transfer payments for December 2015 and real manufacturing and trade sales for November 2015.

GDPplus Updated

January 29, 2016 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated GDPplus for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis's release today of quarterly data from the national income and product accounts.

December’s Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 39 States

January 29, 2016 — The Bank has released the December state coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. This month’s coincident indexes suggest expansion in 39 states. Read the report. PDF

Business Conditions Index Updated

January 29, 2016 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on real GDP for the fourth quarter of 2015 (first release).

Fourth Quarter 2015 South Jersey Business Survey Released

January 28, 2016 — The South Jersey Business Survey for the fourth quarter of 2015 has been released. The survey is based on responses from members of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. Read the report.

Business Conditions Index Updated

January 28, 2016 — 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 1/23/16.

Regional Activity in Nonmanufacturing Industries Slowed Considerably in January

January 26, 2016 — The pace of activity in the region's nonmanufacturing sectors slowed considerably in January, according to firms responding to this month's Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for current activity at the firm level fell 3 points, to 21.4, in January. While responding firms remain optimistic about future activity over the next six months, they report a lower degree of optimism. The indicators and indexes used in this report have been seasonally adjusted. Read the report.

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