Industrial Production in U.S. Falls by Most in Eight Months
Industrial production declined in April by the most in eight months, reflecting broad-based cutbacks in U.S. manufacturing (IPMGCHNG) that show factories will provide little support for the economy.
Bloomberg – 5/15/2013
US economy adds just 88,000 jobs in March
The US economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the lowest increase for nine months, official data has shown.
BBC News – 4/5/2013
US economy ekes out 0.4% growth in fourth quarter
The US economy grew at a faster than expected 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Department of Commerce has said.
BBC News – 3/28/2013
List of Improving Housing Markets Rises to 274 in March
The list of improving U.S. housing markets expanded for a seventh consecutive month in March to include 274 metros on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). This total amounts to a net gain of 15 markets since February and includes entrants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
CE Unbound – 3/22/2013
Measure of US economy's health rises in February
A measure of the U.S. economy's health over the next six months increased in February from January, a sign that growth could be improving.
Yahoo! News – 3/21/2013
Employment Report Shows Job Growth in All Significant Construction Sectors
According to the March 9 employment report by the Department of Labor, the construction industry added 48,000 jobs in February—the largest monthly increase since March 2007.
AED – 3/18/2013
Construction Employment Up in 34 States
Construction Employment increased in 34 states and Washington, D.C. in January, according to analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Construction Equipment – 3/18/2013
Goods Orders Exceed Forecast in Sign of U.S. Factory Rebound
Orders for durable goods climbed more than forecast in December, showing U.S. manufacturing rebounded following a mid-year slump.
Bloomberg – 1/28/2013
Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Increased Last Week
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign improvement in the labor market remains uneven.
Bloomberg – 1/10/2013
Gas Price Up, Diesel Down Slightly in 2013
The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased less than a penny to remain at $3.30 per gallon, down eight cents from last year at this time.
USAgNet – 1/10/2013