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Friday, September 19, 2014

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News & Advisories

Firms See Increased Business Activity in September

September 18, 2014 — Manufacturing activity continued to grow in September, according to firms responding to the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Although the current activity index fell from a reading of 28.0 in August to 22.5 this month, the other broad indicators increased from their readings last month. The employment index increased to its highest reading since May 2011. Read the report. Listen to the audio conference. YouTube Video

Second Quarter 2014 Banking Brief Released

September 18, 2014 — The Second Quarter 2014 Banking Brief, which analyzes recent banking trends in the tri-state region as well as banking developments in the nation, has been released. Read the report. PDF

Philadelphia Fed to Release Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey

September 18, 2014 — On Tuesday, September 23, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Research Department will release the Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey (NBOS) to complement its Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey — the nation's oldest regional manufacturing survey, conducted since 1968. The addition of the NBOS will allow the Philadelphia Fed to more fully capture economic activity in its District, which includes eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

Business Conditions Index Updated

September 18, 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 9/13/2014.

Business Conditions Index Updated

September 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 August 2014.

Business Conditions Index Updated

September 11, 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 9/6/2014.

Analysis: August Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

September 8, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s August nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in New Jersey and remain unchanged in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Read the report. PDF

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