Monthly Archives: March 2022

2021 United Van Lines National Movers Study

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; March 2022

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased slightly in March, after a decrease in February. The Index now stands at 107.2 (1985=100), up from 105.7 in February. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; February, 2022

New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in February 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 772,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index; February, 2022

NEW YORK, March 18, 2022…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased by 0.3 percent in February to 119.9 (2016 = 100), following a 0.5 percent decrease in January and a 0.8 percent increase in December. “The US LEI … Continue reading

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National new home metrics; February, 2022

Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,859,000. This is 1.9 percent below the revised January rate of 1,895,000, but is 7.7 percent above the February 2021 rate of … Continue reading

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Heat map of national home price change

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; February, 2022

NEW YORK, March 7, 2022…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) rose in February and now stands at 119.18, up from 118.15 in January 2022 (an upward revision). “The Employment Trends Index increased again in February, suggesting that robust job … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on U.S. jobs report for February; 2022

Today’s jobs report showed strong job growth in February. While Omicron disruptions are now behind us, severe recruitment and retention difficulties persist. Wages continue to rise and this will put more pressure on already elevated price inflation. Nonfarm payroll employment … Continue reading

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