Posts Tagged ‘NAFCU Macro Data Flash report’

Retail sales fall in December

Retail sales fall in December

Total retail sales fell by 1.9 percent in December, following gains of 0.2 percent in November and 1.8 percent in October. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long analyzed [...]

May jobs report lower than expected

May jobs report lower than expected

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported non-farm payrolls increased 559,000 in May, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long analyzed the report [...]

New-home sales decline for fourth consecutive month in November

New-home sales decline for fourth consecutive month in November

New-home sales declined 11 percent from October's downwardly revised rate of 945,000 annualized unites to 841,000 units in November. In a new NAFCU Macro Data Flash report, NAFCU's Nadir Tekarli noted that although [...]

Retail sales to be somewhat flat through 2020, says NAFCU

Retail sales to be somewhat flat through 2020, says NAFCU

Retail sales showed a small recovery in August and rose 0.6 percent, following a revised 0.9 percent rise in July and an 8.6 percent increase in June. NAFCU's Curt Long stated that, [...]

April unemployment rate skyrockets, breaks several all-time records

April unemployment rate skyrockets, breaks several all-time records

The unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.7 percent, the largest month-over-month increase in the history of the series dating back to January 1948. Although historical data begins in 1948, NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President [...]

March vehicle sales hit slowest pace in two years

March vehicle sales hit slowest pace in two years

Total vehicle sales slid in March from February's rate of 17.58 million to 16.62 million seasonally adjusted, annualized units. This represents the slowest sales pace in more than two years, NAFCU Research Assistant [...]

Consumer credit up 4.5% in December

Consumer credit up 4.5% in December

Total consumer credit rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.5 percent in December. A slowdown from an 8.1 percent increase in November and a 5.2 percent increase in October, noted [...]

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