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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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News & Advisories

July's Leading Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 45 States

August 29, 2014 — The Bank has released July'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 45 states into the first quarter of 2015. Read the report. PDF

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 29, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on real personal income less transfer payments for July 2014 and real manufacturing and trade sales for June 2014.

GDPplus Updated

August 28, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated GDPplus for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis's release today of quarterly data from the national income and product accounts.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 28, 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 8/23/2014 and real GDP for the second quarter of 2014 (second release).

Survey: Financial Conditions for Low- and Moderate-Income Households Are Stabilizing

August 26, 2014 — Responses from seventy-eight providers to low- and moderate-income households in the region suggest that economic conditions for their clients were stabilizing in the second quarter of 2014 relative to the first quarter, according to the Bank’s Second Quarter 2014 Community Outlook Survey. Job availability appears to be improving for the first time since the first quarter of 2013. Read the report.

Firms See Increased Business Activity in August

August 21, 2014 — Manufacturing activity continued to grow in August, according to firms responding to the latest Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current general activity increased from a reading of 23.9 in July to 28.0 this month. The index has increased for three consecutive months and is at its highest reading since March 2011. Read the report.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 21, 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 8/16/2014.

July's Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 41 States

August 20, 2014 — The Bank has released the coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. In July, the indexes increased in 41 states, decreased in five, and remained stable in four states. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 47 states, decreased in two, and remained stable in one. Read the report. PDF

Forecasters Hold the Line on Projections for Growth

August 15, 2014 — The outlook for growth in the U.S. economy over the next four years looks mostly unchanged from that of three months ago, according to 43 participants in the Third Quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters. Their expectations for the unemployment rate are more optimistic, and the forecasters see higher near-term inflation. Read the report.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 15, 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 July 2014.

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