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Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

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Each month, this survey is sent to contacts whose firm type, firm size and location collectively match the profile of businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina.

2018
5

May 24, 2018

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Saw Continued Growth in May

April 26, 2018

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Experienced Moderate Growth in April

March 29, 2018

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Experienced Mixed Business Conditions in March

March 1, 2018

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Reported Strong Growth in February

Jan. 25, 2018

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Reported Moderate Growth in January

2017
12

Dec. 28, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Conditions in the Carolinas Remained Positive in December

Nov. 30, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Reported Strong Business Conditions in November

Oct. 26, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Reports From Carolinas Suggested Slower Growth in October

Sept. 28, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in North Carolina and South Carolina Reported Improved Business Conditions in September

Aug. 24, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Conditions in the Carolinas Softened Somewhat in August but Remained Positive

July 27, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Conditions in the Carolinas Remained Upbeat in July

June 29, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Reports Among Firms in North and South Carolina Remained Relatively Strong in June

May 25, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Were Generally Upbeat in May

April 27, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Among Firms in the Carolinas Improved in April

March 30, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Current Business Conditions Improved Again in March; Measures of Hiring Surged

March 2, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Sentiment Improved in February; Respondents More Optimistic About the Outlook

Jan. 26, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Advanced in January; Respondents Grew More Optimistic About the Outlook

2016
12

Dec. 29, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Snapped Back in December; Hiring Slowed

Nov. 23, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Appeared Soft Again this Month; Expectations Moved Higher

Oct. 27, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Appeared to Slow This Month; Labor Demand Indexes Remained Soft

Sept. 29, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Measures Improved in September, But Labor Demand Metrics Declined

Aug. 25, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Region’s Expansion Appeared to Moderate in August; But Hiring Trends Remained Positive

July 28, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Region's Economy Expanded Moderately in July; Hiring Trends Remained Positive

June 30, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Region's Economic Expansion Continued to Slow in June; Optimism Waned

May 26, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Region's Economic Expansion Decelerated in May, But Hiring Picked Up

April 28, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Economic Expansion Accelerated in April; Respondents Expect Further Growth Ahead

March 24, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Picked Up in March; Demand for Labor Strengthened

Feb. 25, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Expansion Accelerated Somewhat in February; New Hiring Resumed

Jan. 28, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Hiring Slowed in the Carolinas in January; Economy Continued to Expand at a Slow Pace

2015
12

Dec. 24, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Hiring Continued in the Carolinas in December; Economy Expanded at a Slower Pace

Nov. 25, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas' Business Expansion Slowed Further in November, But Hiring Continued

Oct. 29, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas business expansion slowed somewhat in October, but hiring continued.

Sept. 24, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Business Activity Index Dipped in September; But Expansion Continued

Aug. 27, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Business Activity Index Was Solid in August; Labor Demand Remained Firm

July 30, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Business Activity Index Jumped in July; Hiring, and Hiring Plans Moved Higher

June 25, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Economy Expanded Steadily in June; Labor Demand Was Solid

May 28, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Regional Economic Momentum Continued to Build in May; Hiring Expectations Moved Higher

April 30, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Economy Regained Momentum in April; Labor Demand Picked Up

March 26, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Economy Expanded Steadily in March; Firms Continued to Add Workers

Feb. 26, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Expansion Decelerated in February; Hiring Picked Up

Jan. 29, 2015

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Expansion Accelerated in January; New Hiring Slowed But Remained Strong

2014
12

Dec. 24, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Economy Expanded at a Slower Pace in December; New Hiring Continued

Nov. 26, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Expansion Accelerated in November; Hiring Remained Solid

Oct. 30, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Business Activity was Solid in October; Optimism Was on the Rise

Sept. 25, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Business Activity Accelerated Further in September, But Expectations Eased

Aug. 28, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Business Conditions Improved Further in August; Expectations Moved Higher

July 24, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Economy Continued to Expand in July; Respondents Remain Optimistic

June 26, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Conditions Improved at a Slower Pace in June; Optimism Remains High

May 29, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Current Business Conditions Continued to Improve in May; Respondents Remained Optimistic

April 24, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Current Business Conditions Improved Markedly in April; Respondents Remained Optimistic

March 27, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Business Expansion Slowed in March; Expectations Bounced Back

Feb. 27, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Business Conditions Changed Little in February; Expectations Edged Lower

Jan. 30, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Business Index Bounced Back in January, Expectations Moderated

2013
12

Dec. 26, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas Business Index Moved Lower in December, But Expectations Jumped

Nov. 27, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas' Business Index Jumped in November, Expectations Remained Positive

Oct. 24, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas' Business Index Declined in October, But Remained Positive

Sept. 26, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas' Business Index Jumped in September; Expectations Metric Remained Solid

Aug. 29, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Region's Expansion Steadied in August; Respondents' Expectations Bounced Up

July 25, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas' Expansion Moderated in July; Respondents Remained Bullish About the Future

June 27, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Carolinas' Expansion Accelerated in June; Respondents Remained Bullish About the Future

May 30, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Picked Up in the Carolinas During May; Labor Demand Firmed

April 25, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Region's Expansion Steadied in April, But Firms Grew More Cautious About Hiring

March 28, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Region's Expansion Continued in March, Expectations Improved Again

Feb. 28, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Bounced Up in February, and Expectations Firmed

Jan. 24, 2013

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Remained Soft, Expectations Inched Higher in January

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