Census Bureau: 2022 Economic Census of Businesses Underway

Today the U.S. Census Bureau announced the beginning of data collection for the 2022 Economic Census. Businesses across the nation will begin receiving invitations to respond online to the economic census and will have until March 15 to submit their responses. The economic census is the U.S. government’s official 5-year […]

FHFA: House Price Index Down 0.1 Percent in November 2022; Up 8.2 Percent from Last Year

House prices fell 0.1 percent nationwide in November compared to October, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI®). House prices rose 8.2 percent from November 2021 to November 2022. The previously reported 0.0 percent price decline in October 2022 remained unchanged. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted […]

HUD and Census Bureau: New Residential Sales Report for December 2022 Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for December 2022: New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in December 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000, according to estimates released jointly by […]

ABA: Bank Economists Expect Credit Conditions to Weaken over Next Six Months as Inflation Moderates

Bank economists expect credit conditions to soften over the next six months as the economy slows and the Federal Reserve considers additional steps to rein in inflation, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Conditions Index released today.  The latest report finds slightly less pessimistic near-term expectations for business […]

Census Bureau: AmeriCorps Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement Released

The U.S. Census Bureau and AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, announced the release of the 2021 Current Population Survey (CPS), Civic Engagement and Volunteering (CEV) Supplement Microdata File. It is the most robust longitudinal survey about volunteerism and other forms of civic engagement in the United States. The […]

CFPB: Public Input Sought on Consumer Credit Market

Feedback from consumers, industry, advocates will help inform biennial credit card market report The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a request for information today seeking public feedback on how the consumer credit market is functioning as part of a biennial review of the industry. The CFPB is seeking more […]

ABA: Bank Economists See Inflation Moderating as Growth Stalls in 2023

Weakening consumer and business spending, and improving supply chains, will support the Federal Reserve’s efforts to drive inflation lower this year and next toward its 2% target, according to the latest forecast of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of 15 chief economists from some of […]