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Disposable Income & Personal Savings

August 31, 2022

The personal savings rate for American households continues to decline. It first dropped below pre-pandemic levels in Q1 2022 and decreased again in Q2, reaching 5.1%.

Unemployment Rates by State

August 23, 2022

Unemployment stands at 3.5% and tends to be lowest in the Midwest. Across the U.S., unemployment rates range from 1.8% in Minnesota to 5.2% in Washington, DC.

Residential Housing Starts

August 16, 2022

New residential housing starts, a leading economic indicator, declined 9.6% from a month ago. The Northeast is the only region that experienced growth, increasing from 139K to 230K.