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  • Consumer Prices Rebound in June

    After three straight months of declines, both the CPI and the “core” CPI rebounded in June as the economy reopened. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price […]

  • Rising Softwood Lumber Costs Lead Building...

    Prices paid for goods used in residential construction increased 1.9% in June (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor […]

  • GDP Decreases in All States and D.C. in the First...

    Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the last quarter of 2019, as a result of the widespread […]

  • Total Consumer Credit in May Decreases

    The Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit Report shows trends in consumer credit, excluding loans secured by real estate, through May 2020. In May, consumer credit decreased at a […]

  • Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims Decline

    Weekly initial jobless claims continued to decrease in the week ending July 4 and continuing claims, which lags initial jobless claims by one week, declined to about 18.1 million in the week ending […]