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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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News & Advisories

Beige Book Released

April 16, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has released the Beige Book.External Link The Beige Book is a summary of anecdotal information on current economic conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. Read the Philadelphia summary.External Link

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 16, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on industrial production for March 2014.

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 10, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 4/5/2014.

Speech: Simplicity, Transparency, and Market Discipline in Regulatory Reform

April 8, 2014 — President Plosser explores simplicity in regulatory rules, transparency in financial instruments, and the role of market forces in controlling risk-taking and enhancing supervision. Read the speech.

Analysis: March Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

April 7, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s March nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in Pennsylvania and remain unchanged in New Jersey and Delaware. Read the report. PDF

Tri-State Tracking Updated

April 4, 2014 — The Philadelphia Fed has updated its monthly Tri-State Tracking series that provides statewide summaries of economic conditions using monthly and quarterly data of employment, housing, and personal income. The latest update includes monthly data for employment, building permits, and mortgage delinquencies through February 2014 and quarterly data for house prices and personal income through the fourth quarter of 2013. Read the reports for Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania PDF.

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 4, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on payroll employment for March 2014.

Leading Indexes Suggest Expansion in 43 States into the Third Quarter

April 3, 2014 — The Bank has released February's leading indexes, which are a six-month forecast of the state coincident indexes. The coincident indexes measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. This month's leading indexes suggest economic expansion in 43 states into the third quarter. Read the report. PDF

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 3, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 3/29/2014.

February's Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 38 States

April 1, 2014 —The Bank has released the coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. In February, the indexes increased in 38 states, decreased in seven, and remained stable in five. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 48 states, decreased in one, and remained stable in one.
Read the report. PDF

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