Monthly Archives: August 2022

Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; August, 2022

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased in August, following three consecutive monthly declines. The Index now stands at 103.2 (1985=100), up from 95.3 in July. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions—improved … Continue reading

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Bureau of Labor Statistics metrics; 1Q/22

BLS reported the following for Wake County, comparing 1Q/22 with 1Q/21; Percentage change in employment ranked 56 out of the 356 largest counties by population in the United States. Percentage change in average weekly wage ranked 157 out of the … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; July, 2022

New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in July 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.This is 12.6 … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index, July 2022

New York, August 18, 2022…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. decreased by 0.4 percent in July 2022 to 116.6 (2016=100), after declining by 0.7 percent in June. The LEI was down by 1.6 percent over the six-month period … Continue reading

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Conference Board Measure of CEO confidence, 3Q/22

New York, NY, August 17, 2022 … The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™ in collaboration with The Business Council declined for the fifth consecutive quarter in Q3 2022. The Measure now stands at 34, down from 42 in Q2. The Measure has fallen … Continue reading

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National new home building metrics; July, 2022

Building Permits Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,674,000. This is 1.3 percent below the revised June rate of 1,696,000, and is 1.1 percent above the July 2021 rate … Continue reading

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