Monthly Archives: April 2019

//April

Business Activity Grew Modestly

Business Activity Grew Modestly in NY State in April Business activity grew modestly in New York State in the month of April, reports The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index rose 6 points, indicating growth picked up somewhat but remained fairly subdued. New orders rose [...]

2019-04-19T18:19:20+00:00A View|

Business Optimism Remains Elevated

Business Optimism Remains Elevated The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.1 point in March. While the index has fallen from lofty highs of recent years, business optimism remains elevated and businesses continue to report plans to expand. Wells Fargo House Finance Committee Hearing Here's a good one: On Wednesday, [...]

2019-04-15T19:26:16+00:00A View|

Hourly Wages Grew 3.2% from a Year Earlier

Hourly Wages Grew 3.2% from a Year Earlier Hourly wages grew 3.2% from a year earlier, as hiring in the US sprang back in March and the unemployment rate remained at a historically low level, underscoring that the labor market remains a source of strength for the economy.  Non-farm payrolls increased a seasonally adjusted 196,000 [...]

2019-04-05T20:56:08+00:00A View|