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.

  • Need to Look Under the Hood

    January 27, 2023

    At first glance, most of the key economic data released this week paints the picture of a strong economy, but as any mechanic will tell you, it is best to look under the hood...
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  • Is the Consumer Losing Steam?

    January 20, 2023

    The last two months of 2022 turned out to be a bust for spending and an alarm bell for the economy. Retail sales fell 1.1% in December, the biggest decline in...
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  • Maybe Not as Bad as It Looks?

    January 13, 2023

    The December Consumer Price Index (CPI) report almost exactly matched market expectations, which is unheard of in recent memory. Each of the four...
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  • Starting 2023 with Jobs

    January 06, 2023

    What a way to end 2022 – more people getting jobs, the lowest unemployment rate in 53 years, and a possible end to the wage growth spiral...
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  • 2022 - It's a Wrap!

    December 30, 2022

    Every new year brings change, sometimes welcome and sometimes not so welcome, sometimes a surprise, other times not so much. As for 2022...
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