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Snapshot

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.

Feb. 7, 2020

The Fifth District's economy showed signs of expansion in recent weeks. Payroll employment increased while the unemployment rate held steady. Meanwhile, housing market indicators were mostly positive, and survey results reflected improving business conditions.

Jan. 3, 2020

Reports on the Fifth District economy were somewhat positive in recent weeks. Labor was strong, as employment increased and the unemployment rate decreased. However, housing market indicators and business conditions were mixed.

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