Behind the Numbers

The weekly Behind The Numbers report provides an easy to understand analysis of the most up-to-date economic data, including Federal Reserve activity. This timely report allows credit union management to focus on the changing dynamics that could impact members’ financial conditions, as well as the fluctuating interest rate environment. Included in the report is a summary of current and historical key interest rates, financial market indicators, investment yields and credit union loan rates.

  • Odds and Ends for a Quiet Week

    June 09, 2023

    Much like the recent ISM manufacturing survey, its counterpart service sector index unexpectedly declined. The key measure for activity in the service industry fell...
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  • A Complex Job Report

    June 02, 2023

    The monthly job report was a mixed bag and only makes the next rate decision more difficult for the Federal Reserve. According to the Labor Department...
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  • Even the Fed Is Confused

    May 26, 2023

    The minutes from the May Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting shed more doubt than answers as to the next move from the Federal Reserve. The decision...
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  • Trying to Meet Demand

    May 19, 2023

    Sales of previously owned homes fell 3.4% to a three-month low in April. This was the 15th monthly decline out of 17 months and the second month in a row...
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  • Slow and Steady

    May 12, 2023

    Inflation is slowly moving lower, with ‘slowly’ being the operative word. Both consumer and producer prices cooled just enough in April to suggest...
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