Monthly Archives: July 2022

Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; July 2022

New York, July 26, 2022…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in July, following a larger decline in June. The Index now stands at 95.7 (1985=100), down 2.7 points from 98.4 in June. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; June 2022

New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in June 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 590,000, 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; June 2022

New York, July 21, 2022… The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. decreased by 0.8 percent in June 2022 to 117.1 (2016=100), after declining by 0.6 percent in May. The LEI was down by 1.8 percent over the first … Continue reading

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Bureau of Labor Statistics weekly earnings metrics; 2Q, 2022

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 118.9 million full-time wage and salary workers were $1,041 in the second quarter of 2022 (not seasonally adjusted), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was 5.2 percent higher than a year … Continue reading

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National new home construction metrics; June, 2022

July 19, 2022 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2022: Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on June jobs report

Solid Job Growth Continues Amid a Slowing Economy Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Frank Steemers, Senior Economist, The Conference Board The labor market continues to be strong, with 372,000 jobs added in June … Continue reading

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