Monthly Archives: January 2023

Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; January 2023

New York, January 31, 2023… The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in January following an upwardly revised increase in December 2022. The Index now stands at 107.1 (1985=100), down from 109.0 in December (an upward revision). The Present Situation … Continue reading

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National new construction metrics; December; 2022

Single family residential down 22% from peak in February of 2006; December up 3x compared to post great recession valley in November of 2011. Apartment construction at record levels.

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National economic metrics; December 2022

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National new home sales metrics; December 2022

New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in December 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000, 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; December, 2022

New York, January 23, 2023…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. decreased by 1.0 percent in December 2022 to 110.5 (2016=100), following a decline of 1.1 percent in November. The LEI is now down 4.2 percent over the six-month … Continue reading

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National new home construction metrics; December, 2022

Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,330,000. This is 1.6 percent below the revised November rate of 1,351,000 and is 29.9 percent below the December 2021 rate of … Continue reading

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; December 2022

NEW YORK, January 9, 2023…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) fell in December to 116.31 from a downwardly revised 117.14 in November 2022. The Employment Trends Index is a leading composite index for employment. When the index increases, employment … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on December jobs report

Today’s jobs report showed the US labor market is still strong, with 223,000 jobs added in December 2022, after an increase of 256,000 jobs (a downward revision) in November. Labor shortages persist due to structural factors—including, but not limited to, … Continue reading

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