FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.5 Percent in February 2023; Up 4.0 Percent from Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in February, up 0.5 percent from January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI®). House prices rose 4.0 percent from February 2022 to February 2023. The previously reported 0.2 percent price increase for January 2023 was revised downward to a 0.1 percent […]

Federal Reserve: Initial Findings from 2022 Triennial Payments Study Issued

The Federal Reserve on Friday issued initial findings from its 2022 triennial payments study. The information shows how consumers and businesses chose to make noncash payments, using checks, different types of cards, and the automated clearinghouse (ACH). Additional details will be available as analysis is completed. The data show that […]

Census Bureau: New “Community Resilience Estimates for Heat” Experimental Data Product Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new data product, the experimental Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) for Heat. Community resilience is the capacity of individuals and households within a community to absorb the external stresses of a disaster. While the standard Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) measures the social vulnerability that inhibits community resilience, […]

Census Bureau: New Journey-to-Work Report Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a report describing trends in working from home before and after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March 2020. The report, Home-Based Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic, uses 2019 and 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates to compare teleworking sociodemographic, geographic and […]

ABA: Report Finds Bank Economists Expect Slowing Economic Growth to Tighten Credit Conditions

Bank economists expect credit conditions to weaken over the next six months as economic growth slows and interest rates trend higher, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Conditions Index released today. The latest summary of ABA’s Credit Conditions Index examines a suite of indices derived from the quarterly outlook for […]

FDIC: Consumer Compliance Supervisory Highlights Including CRA Issued

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued the March 2023 edition of the Consumer Compliance Supervisory Highlights. The purpose of this publication is to enhance transparency regarding the FDIC’s consumer compliance supervisory activities and to provide a high–level overview of consumer compliance issues identified in 2022 through the FDIC’s supervision of […]

Census Bureau: Public Input Requested on Proposed Disclosure Avoidance Measures for the County Business Patterns Program

The U.S. Census Bureau published a Federal Register Noticeinviting the public to review and submit feedback on proposed modernized disclosure avoidance methods for 2022 County Business Patterns (CBP) data. The 60-day comment period will close June 2. The Census Bureau is hosting a webinar for the public about its disclosure avoidance […]