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  • 2020 9
    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.

    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.

  • 2019 12
    Dec. 6, 2019

    Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were fairly positive. Payroll employment increased, the unemployment rate fell, and housing market indicators were mostly positive.

    Nov. 1, 2019

    The Fifth District economy improved somewhat in recent months. Business conditions strengthened, and the unemployment rate fell; however, payroll employment decreased, and housing market conditions were mixed.

    Oct. 4, 2019

    The Fifth District economy improved somewhat in recent months. Labor markets strengthened slightly and housing market reports were somewhat upbeat; however, business conditions were mixed.

    Sept. 6, 2019

    Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were fairly positive. Payroll employment rose slightly and housing market reports were somewhat upbeat; however, business conditions were mixed.

    Aug. 2, 2019

    Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mixed. Payroll employment rose slightly; however, business conditions were mixed and housing indicators were somewhat downbeat.

    July 8, 2019

    Recent economic reports on the Fifth District were somewhat positive. Payroll employment declined marginally; however, business conditions remained favorable and housing market indicators were upbeat.

    June 7, 2019

    The Fifth District economy strengthened somewhat, according to recent data. Payroll employment increased and housing market indicators were mostly upbeat; however, business conditions remained soft in recent months.

    May 3, 2019

    The most recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mixed. Payroll employment increased; however, housing market indicators varied. District-wide business conditions weakened for manufacturing firms but strengthened for services firms.

    April 5, 2019

    The most recent reports on the Fifth District economy were more sluggish. Employment growth slowed in February and District businesses indicated slower growth; however, home values appreciated on a year-over-year basis.

    March 18, 2019

    Economic reports on the Fifth District were upbeat in recent months. Payroll employment rose, business activity strengthened, and housing market indicators were mostly positive.

    Feb. 1, 2019

    The most recent reports on the Fifth District economy were somewhat positive. Payroll employment rose in December and home values appreciated on a year-over-year basis; however, business conditions were mixed.

    Jan. 4, 2019

    Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mostly positive. Payroll employment rose and housing market indicators were generally upbeat; however, business conditions were mixed.

  • 2018 12
    Dec. 7, 2018

    Economic conditions in the Fifth District generally improved, according to recent reports, as payroll employment grew, business conditions remained favorable, and housing market indicators were somewhat positive.

    Nov. 2, 2018

    According to recent data, economic conditions in the Fifth District softened somewhat. Payroll employment declined, District-wide business conditions weakened and housing market indicators were mostly downbeat.

    Oct. 5, 2018

    Reports on the Fifth District economy were upbeat in recent months. Payroll employment rose and the unemployment rate edged down, business conditions remained favorable, and housing market indicators were positive.

    Sept. 7, 2018

    Reports on the Fifth District economy were mostly positive in recent months. Payroll employment rose and business conditions remained favorable; however, housing market reports were mixed.

    Aug. 3, 2018

    According to recent data, the Fifth District economy generally expanded. Payroll employment rose slightly, business conditions remained positive, and housing market reports were mostly upbeat.

    July 6, 2018

    Economic conditions in the Fifth District improved in recent months. Payroll employment rose marginally and the unemployment rate edged down. District-wide business conditions strengthened and housing market indicators were mostly positive.

    June 1, 2018

    Economic conditions in the Fifth District generally improved in recent months. Payroll employment rose marginally and the unemployment rate edged down. District-wide business conditions strengthened; however, housing market indicators were mixed.

    May 4, 2018

    According to recent data, economic conditions in the Fifth District varied somewhat. Employment increased slightly; however, District-wide business conditions weakened and housing market indicators were mixed.

    April 6, 2018

    Economic reports on the Fifth District economy generally strengthened in recent months as total employment increased, business conditions remained favorable, and housing market indicators were positive.

    March 2, 2018

    Economic reports on the Fifth District were somewhat positive in recent months. Despite a decline in payroll employment, business activity strengthened and housing market indicators were generally positive.

    Feb. 7, 2018

    The most recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mixed as payroll employment declined in December, business activity slowed slightly and housing market indicators were mixed.

    Jan. 5, 2018

    Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mostly positive with a rise in payroll employment, stable business conditions, and generally upbeat housing market indicators.

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