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National new home sales metrics; January 2021

New Home SalesSales of new single-family houses in January 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 923,000, according toestimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.This is 4.3 percent … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for January, 2021

New York, February 23, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® improved again in February, after increasing in January. The Index now stands at 91.3 (1985=100), up from 88.9 in January. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business … Continue reading

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Conference Board LEI Index for January; 2021

NEW YORK, February 22, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased 0.5 percent in January to 110.3 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December and a 0.9 percent increase in November. “While the pace of … Continue reading

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CEO Confidence Index for January, 2021

CEO Confidence Increased to a 17-Year High in Q1 2021 Short-term Expectations improved, as CEOs Prepare for Fewer Layoffs and Higher Wages New York, NY, February 18, 2021 …The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™ in collaboration with The Business … Continue reading

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National new home building permits, starts and completion metrics; January 2021

Building Permits Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,881,000. This is 10.4 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised December rate of 1,704,000 and is 22.5 percent (±1.8 percent) above … Continue reading

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MBA national forbearance metrics; 2/8/21

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2021) – The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 3 basis points from 5.38% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week … Continue reading

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; January 2021

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in January Uncertainty Remains, but a Stronger Labor Market Recovery May Occur by Late Spring NEW YORK, February 8, 2021…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in January, the ninth consecutive … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on BLS employment metrics

Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Gad Levanon, Head of The Conference Board Labor Market Institute After a decline in December, in January the number of jobs increased by just 49,000, undershooting economists’ expectations. … Continue reading

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National residential new home sales; December, 2020

MONTHLY NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES, DECEMBER 2020Release Number: CB21-12January 28, 2021 – The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointlyannounced the following new residential sales statistics for December 2020:NEW RESIDENTIAL SALESDECEMBER 2020New Houses Sold1: 842,000New … Continue reading

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Conference Board LEI index for December; 2020

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in December This month’s release incorporates annual benchmark revisions to the composite economic indexes, which bring them up-to-date with revisions in the source data. These revisions do not change … Continue reading

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