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Saturday, April 18, 2015

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News & Advisories

February’s Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 46 States

April 17, 2015 — The Bank has released the coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. In January, the indexes increased in 46 states, decreased in two, and remained stable in two. In February, the indexes increased in 46 states, decreased in one, and remained stable in three. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 49 states and decreased in one (West Virginia). Read the reports. PDF

Manufacturing Activity Increased Modestly in April

April 16, 2015 — Manufacturing activity in the region increased modestly in April, according to firms responding to the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current activity, at 7.5, rose from its reading of 5.0 in March. In the special questions, manufacturers were asked about the impact of the stronger dollar on their business. Read the report. Listen to the audio conference. YouTube

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 16, 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 4/11/2015.

Beige Book Released

April 15, 2015 — The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has released the Beige Book. External Link The Beige Book is a summary of anecdotal information on current economic conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. See the Philadelphia summary. External Link

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 15, 2015 — 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 March 2015.

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 9, 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 4/4/2015.

Analysis: March Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

April 3, 2015 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s March nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in Delaware and increase in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read the report. PDF

Tri-State Tracking Updated

April 3, 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 February 2015 and quarterly data for personal income and house prices through the fourth quarter of 2014. Read the reports for Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania. PDF

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