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Friday, July 25, 2014

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News & Advisories

Federal Reserve Payments Study Presents Further Details on Domestic Payments

July 24, 2014 — The 2013 Federal Reserve Payments Study Detailed Report provides new information on card use by consumers and businesses, updated results on third-party payments fraud, new estimates of over-the-counter cash withdrawals and deposits at bank branches and wire transfers made by businesses and consumers, and a summary of emerging payments likely to replace cash and checks. Read the report.

South Jersey Business Survey Released

July 24, 2014 — The South Jersey Business Survey for the second quarter of 2014 has been released. The survey is based on responses from members of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.

Business Conditions Index Updated

July 24, 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 7/19/2014.

June's Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 42 States

July 23, 2014 — The Bank has released the coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. In June, the indexes increased in 42 states, decreased in three, and remained stable in five. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 45 states, decreased in three, and remained stable in two. Read the report. PDF

Manufacturing Firms Report Continued Expansion

July 17, 2014 — Manufacturing activity expanded in July, according to firms responding to the latest Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current general activity increased from a reading of 17.8 in June to 23.9 this month. The index has remained positive for five consecutive months and is at its highest reading since March 2011. Firms were asked about the contribution of growth in export business over the past year. Read the report. Listen to the press conference. YouTube

Business Conditions Index Updated

July 17, 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 7/12/2014.

Beige Book Released Today

July 16, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Board of Governors today released the Beige Book, External Link a summary of comments received from business and other contacts outside the Federal Reserve System. It is released in advance of a Federal Open Market Committee meeting. See the Philadelphia summary.

Business Conditions Index Updated

July 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 June 2014.

Business Conditions Index Updated

July 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 7/5/2014.

Analysis: June Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

July 7, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s June nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in all three states. Read the report. PDF

Tri-State Tracking Updated

July 3, 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 May 2014 and quarterly data for house prices and personal income through the first quarter of 2014. Read the reports for Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania PDF.

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