Pulse of U.S. Economy 9/30/2016 16:34
Latest Economic Indicators (YoY Changes): Leading EI = 0. Coincidental EI = 0. Lagging EI = 0.  Note that above 100 indicates expansion, while below 100 indicates contraction.
  Latest Latest Previous Year YoY
Economic Data Item Date  Data  Period Ago  %Chg 
Nondurable manufacturing (NAICS) a
Personal income, (bil. $) Aug 16049 r16,010.0 15403 4.2
Personal Savings Rate, St.Louis Fed Aug 6 r5.6 5 21.28
All fixed investment, (bil. $) 2nd Qtr 2778.8 2786.7 2756 0.83
Non-residential investment, (bil. $) 2nd Qtr 2185 2179.7 2196.6 -0.53
Residential investment, (bil. $) 2nd Qtr 588.7 600.7 556.9 5.71
Gross Output, (bil. $) All Industries 1st Qtr 31594.3 31531.5 31044.1 1.77
Production 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
Electric power, (mil. kw hrs) (EEI) 24-Sep 81953 80570 75907 7.97
Mining (NAICS) a, Aug 105.6 r104.5 116.5 -9.36
Petroleum, related capacity, % 23-Sep 90.1 92 89.8 0.33
Rotary rigs running, U.S. & Can., (Hughes) 30-Sep 684 649 988 -30.77
MUFG Business Barometer 30-Apr 98 98 98.8 -0.81
Steel, (thous. tons)
Steel, rated capacity, % (AISI) 24-Sep 68.6 69.8 72.6 -5.51
Utilities a Aug 105.5 r107.0 103.1 2.33
Consumption and Distribution 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
Autos, domestic units sold Aug 159935 146847 183017 -12.61
Autos, import units sold Aug 441048 462400 504981 -12.66
Business sales, (mil. $) July 1303.6 r1,306.19 1314.52 -0.83
Consumer spending, (bil. $) Aug 12802 r12,796.1 12374 3.46
Durable goods (bil. $) Aug 231.7 r232.5 242.1 -4.3
Factory shipments, (bil. $)
Instinet Research Redbook Avg. (monthly %) 24-Sep -0.54 -0.31 -1.67 ....
Light trucks, domestic units Aug 507392 516909 521552 -2.71
Light trucks, import units Aug 404181 396141 367857 9.87
Baltic Dry Index 30-Sep 875 941 889 -1.57
New home sales, (thous. units) Aug 609 r659 505 20.59
Personal consumption 2nd Qtr 11484.9 11365.2 11181.3 2.72
Retail store sales, (bil. $) Aug 456.32 r457.67 447.81 1.9
Wholesale sales, (mil. $) July 441865 r443,856 446473 -1.03
Inventories 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
Business inventories, (bil. $) July 1813.15 r1,813.81 1803.39 0.54
Domestic crude oil, (thous. bbls) 23-Sep 502716 504598 457924 9.78
Factory inventories, (bil. $) July 620.33 r619.47 638.99 -2.92
Gasoline, (thous. bbls) 23-Sep 227183 225156 222010 2.33
Inventory-to-sales ratio (Business) July 1.39 1.39 1.37 1.46
Wholesale inventories, (mil. $)
Orders 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
Durable goods, (bil. $) Aug 226.9 r227.0 233.9 -2.99
Factory orders, backlog (bil. $) July 1126.26 r1,127.24 1197.46 -5.95
New factory orders, (bil. $) July 454.76 r446.33 481.21 -5.5
Nondurable goods orders, (bil. $) July 226.14 r227.28 240.16 -5.84
Purchasing management index Aug 49.4 52.6 51.1 -3.33
Trade
Balance of payments (including services), (bil $) 2nd Qtr -119.9 r-131.9 -111.9 7.15
Exports 2nd Qtr 2111.3 2102 2135.5 -1.13
Imports 2nd Qtr 2669.7 2668.2 2660.5 0.35
Merchandise trade balance (bil $) July -60.34 r-65.63 -61.46 -1.82
Inflation 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
JOC-ECRI Industrial Price Index f
Consumer price index b (unadjusted) Aug 240.9 240.6 238.3 1.09
Gross domestic product deflator 2nd Qtr 2.3 0.5 2.3 ....
Producer price index (finished goods) c Aug 191.4 191.9 195.8 -2.25
Rate of inflation, % (annual, unadjusted) Aug 1.1 0.8 0.2 ....
Employment
Civil labor force, (thous.) Aug 159463 159287 157061 1.53
Employed, (thous.) Aug 151614 151517 149043 1.73
Employment cost index 2nd Qtr 128.7 128.4 125.8 2.31
All non-farm payrolls, (thous.) Aug 144598 r144,447 142151 1.72
Government payrolls, (thous.) Aug 22213 r22,188 22049 0.74
Goods prod payrolls, (thous.)
Initial jobless claims (thous.) 24-Sep 254 r251 277 -8.3
Continuing claims (mil.) 17-Sep 2.062 r2.108 2.208 -6.61
Job openings, (thous.) July 5871 r5,643 5788 1.43
Hires, (thous.) July 5227 r5,172 5084 2.81
Total separations, (thous.) July 4937 r4,964 4794 2.98
Service payrolls, (thous.) Aug 124998 r124,823 122589 1.97
Unemployment rate, % Aug 4.9 4.9 5.1 -3.92
Unemployed, (thous.) Aug 7849 7770 8018 -2.11
Avg. wks duration unemploy Aug 27.6 28.1 28.3 -2.47
U-6 unemployment Aug 9.7 9.7 10.3 -5.83
Civilian Employment Population Ratio Aug 58.8 58.6 58.6 0.51
Help Wanted Online -Ads (thous,) Aug 4816.1 4814.3 5369.4 -10.3
Small Business Optimism Index Aug 94.4 94.6 95.7 -1.36
Construction 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
Building contracts, F.W. Dodge, (bil. $) Aug 711.21 r585.59 553.18 28.57
Construction spending, (bil. $) July 1153.2 r1,153.5 1135.9 1.52
New housing permits, (thous. units) Aug 1139 r1,144 1166 -2.32
New housing starts, (thous. units) Aug 1142 r1,212 1132 0.88
Non-residential spending, SA (bil. $) July 429.5 r422.5 401 7.11
Public spending, (bil. $)
Residential spending, (bil. $) July 451.7 r450.0 444.1 1.71
Home Price Index S & P Case-Shiller - Comp. 10 (SA) July 204.92 r203.85 196.71 4.17
Other Indicators 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
Consumer confidence (Conference Board) Sept 104.1 r101.8 102.6 1.46
Citi Research Panic-Euphoria Reading 30-Sep -0.24 r-0.19 -0.51 ....
Index of coincident indicators
Index of lagging indicators Aug 122.1 r121.9 118.4 3.12
Index of leading indicators Aug 124.1 124.3 123.5 0.49
Coincident to lagging ratio
a-1997 equals 100. b-1982-84 equals 100. c-1982 equals 100. f-1996 equals 100. r-Revised. 0-Jan 0 0 0 0
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