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Snapshot

Dec. 4, 2020

The Fifth District economy saw some expansion in recent weeks. Jobs were added and the unemployment rate fell in October. General business conditions showed signs of improvement, and housing market indicators were positive.

Nov. 6, 2020

Recent reports suggest continued economic recovery in the Fifth District. Employment increased and unemployment was unchanged in September. General business conditions improved overall, and housing market indicators were mostly positive.

Oct. 2, 2020

The Fifth District economy continued to recover in recent weeks after the sharp contraction in the spring. Employment rose in August, and the unemployment rate dropped notably. Indicators of business conditions indicated improving conditions, although housing market indicators were more mixed this month.

Sept. 4, 2020

The Fifth District's economy showed signs of modest improvement in recent weeks. Employment rose in July, although growth slowed relative to recent months. The unemployment rate edged higher. Indicators of business conditions were mixed, and the housing market showed strength.

Aug. 7, 2020

Recent reports suggest the Fifth District's economy strengthened in recent weeks. Employment continued to rise in June, and the unemployment rate fell. Meanwhile, business conditions were mixed, and housing market indicators were positive.

July 2, 2020

The economy in the Fifth District showed some signs of improvement in recent weeks. Employment rose in May after falling sharply in April, and the unemployment rate fell but remained high. Business conditions appeared soft, and housing market indicators were mixed.

June 5, 2020

The Fifth District's economy contracted sharply in recent weeks. In April, payroll employment fell sharply, and the unemployment rate rose. May business survey results reflected continued economic weakness. Housing market indicators over the past few months were mixed.

May 1, 2020

Economic indicators reflected soft conditions in the Fifth District in the past weeks. Total payroll employment decreased in March, while the unemployment rate rose, but housing market indicators were mostly positive. April business survey results suggested economic weakness.

April 3, 2020

Reports on the Fifth District's economy showed mixed conditions in the past two months. In February payroll employment increased, the unemployment rate held steady, and housing market indicators were mixed. However, survey results were somewhat soft in March.

March 20, 2020

The Fifth District's economy remained strong in early 2020. Payroll employment increased in January, and the unemployment rate fell. Meanwhile, housing market indicators were mixed in January, and survey results varied by sector in February.

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