April 2013 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for real
earnings, an indicator reflecting three components of consumer buying
power: average hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and price
April 2013 figures for the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation.
Fortune magazine released the 2013 Fortune 500, a list of the largest corporations in the U.S. based on revenues.
Preliminary March unemployment rates for Chicago and other Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).
Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the
prices of existing single-family homes, showed year-over-year increases in all 20 metro areas.
March 2013 figures for the Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index (CFMMI), an index that uses hours worked data as a measure of industry output in the Midwest region (IL, IN, IA, MI, WI).
March 2013 figures for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Midwest
Economy Index (MEI), a weighted average of 129 indicators designed to
measure growth in nonfarm business activity in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI,
Summary of new unemployment figures for the city of Chicago.
This morning, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago rose 13.8 percent over last year.
Highlights from the Federal Reserve Board “Beige Book” on economic activity in the Chicago-based 7th District