Infographics & Videos
Increase in Food Prices
October 13, 2022
Overall, the price index for food at home is up 13% compared to last year, driven by cereals and bakery products, dairy products, and other products like sweets and oils.
Existing Home Sales
September 28, 2022
Existing home sales declined nearly 20% from a year ago. Condo sales are down almost 25% since August 2021 despite slight growth over the past month.
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.
August 11, 2022
While producer prices are still 9.8% higher than a year ago, PPI fell slightly, 0.5%, from June to July, driven by changes in energy prices.
Consumer Sentiment & Expectations by Political Party
July 27, 2022
Consumers are more optimistic about current and future conditions when their political party is in power.
Independent Mortgage Brokers
July 19, 2022
Independent Mortgage Brokers Create Value for Homeowners Across America.
U.S. Federal Spending
May 17, 2022
Here’s a snapshot of the spending priorities of the U.S. federal government. About 50 years ago, 20 percent of the budget was dedicated to Social Security and Major Health Care programs.
Consumer Sentiment Index
May 13, 2022
Consumer sentiment is at its lowest point in over a decade–even lower than it was during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Average Price of Selected U.S. Goods
May 3, 2022
In March, a gallon of U.S. gasoline cost $4.31 on average— higher than it has been in decades. Prices for other goods—from eggs, to beef, to milk—have risen as well.
Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Across America
April 28, 2022
The biopharmaceutical industry operates 1,574 establishments across America that are involved in manufacturing. The industry has a presence in almost every state, and these establishments produce economic benefits in local economies.