Monthly Archives: October 2022

National new home sales metrics; September, 2022

October 26, 2022 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for September 2022: New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in September 2022 were at … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; October 2022

New York, October 25, 2022…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in October after back-to-back monthly gains. The Index now stands at 102.5 (1985=100), down from 107.8 in September. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business and … Continue reading

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National residential construction metrics; 9/22

Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,564,000. This is 1.4 percent above the revised August rate of 1,542,000, but is 3.2 percent below the September 2021 rate of1,615,000. … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index; 9/22

New York, October 20, 2022…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. decreased by 0.4 percent in September 2022 to 115.9 (2016=100), after remaining unchanged in August. The LEI is down 2.8 percent over the six-month period between March and … Continue reading

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Conference Board CEO Confidence Index; 3Q/22

The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™ in collaboration with The Business Council stands at 32 to start Q4 2022, down from 34 in Q3. The Measure fell deeper into negative territory, to lows not seen since the depths of … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on 10/7/22 jobs report.

Today’s jobs report showed moderating job gains, with 263,000 jobs added in September 2022, after an increase of 315,000 jobs in August. While this is still a robust rate of employment growth, it is well below the average of 420,000 … Continue reading

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