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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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News & Advisories

GDPplus Updated

March 27, 2015 — 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

March 27, 2015 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on real GDP for the fourth quarter of 2014 (third release).

Monetary Policy Report Explores Rules for Benchmarking

March 27, 2015 — The Bank has released an updated "Monetary Policy Report: Using Rules for Benchmarking," which highlights ongoing work to benchmark the stance of monetary policy using a range of robust policy rules. Read the report. PDF

Business Conditions Index Updated

March 26, 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 3/21/2015.

Regional Activity in Nonmanufacturing Industries Expands in March

March 24, 2015 — Activity in the region's nonmanufacturing sectors continued to expand in March, according to firms responding to this month's Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for current activity at the firm level decreased but remained high, at 44.2, in March. Read the report.

Tri-State Tracking Updated

March 20, 2015 — 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 January 2015 and quarterly data for personal income and house prices through the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2014, respectively. Read the reports for Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania. PDF

Manufacturing Activity Increased in March

March 19, 2015 — Manufacturing activity in the region increased at a modest pace in March, according to firms responding to the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current activity, at 5.0, was virtually unchanged from its reading of 5.2 in February. In the special questions, manufacturers were asked about their capital expenditure projections for 2015. Read the report. Listen to the audio conference. YouTube

Business Conditions Index Updated

March 19, 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 3/14/2015.

Analysis: February Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

March 17, 2015 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s February nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in Delaware and remain unchanged in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read the report. PDF

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