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.

  • Ups and Downs in Housing

    January 21, 2022

    December was a tough month for housing. Existing home sales fell 4.6 percent, the first decline in four months. Buyers just do not have enough homes to choose from on the...
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  • Inflation Still on the Move

    January 14, 2022

    As long as the data meets expectations, bad news isn’t quite as bad, right? At least this is the case with economic data, inflation in particular. The December year-over-year...
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  • Job Data Still Confusing

    January 07, 2022

    Economists tried to excuse the November job report as a temporary mismatch between the two employment surveys, resulting in a low unemployment rate with low job additions...
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  • That's a Wrap

    December 31, 2021

    All in all, 2021 was better than 2020, even though we were unable to bid a much-needed farewell to COVID. The virus morphed into different strains as the year progressed...
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  • The Fed's Gift to the Market

    December 17, 2021

    Maybe it was because it is the holiday season or maybe the time was just right. Either way, the Federal Reserve gave the financial markets what they had been wanting for months...
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