May 21, 2015 — Manufacturing activity increased modestly in May, according to firms responding to the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current activity decreased from 7.5 in April to 6.7 this month. The index has remained in a single-digit range for the first five months of this year. Read the report. Listen to the audio conference.
May 21, 2015 — 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 5/16/2015.
May 20, 2015 — What does the geographic persistence of some cities over hundreds or thousands of years tell us about today's urban policy? Why does monetary policy sometimes have unintended consequences for income and wealth distribution? And the inaugural Regional Spotlight asks: What's holding back homebuilding? Download the entire issue.
May 20, 2015 — In a new feature, Regional Spotlight, the Philadelphia Fed examines the slow recovery of residential construction in the tristate area and the nation.
May 15, 2015 —The outlook for growth in the U.S. economy over the next three years looks weaker now than it did in February, according to 44 forecasters surveyed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Their expectations for the unemployment rate are more optimistic. Read the report.
May 14, 2015 — 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 5/9/2015.