U.S. Economy Summary – April 2015

“Although the leading economic index still points to a moderate expansion in economic activity, its slowing growth rate over recent months suggests weaker growth may be ahead,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. “Building permits was the weakest component this month, but average working hours and manufacturing new orders have also slowed the LEI’s growth over the last six months.”

Economic update 050115

•       “The Employment Situation – March 2015” – www.bls.gov 04/03/15

•       “The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. Increased Again” – www.conference-board.org 04/17/15

•       “Advance Monthly Sales For Retail And Food Services March 2015” – www.census.gov 04/14/15

•       “Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders March 2015” – www.census.gov 04/24/15

•       “New Residential Construction in March 2015” – www.census.gov 04/16/15

•       “The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Retreats in April” – www.conference-board.org 04/28/15

•       “March 2015 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business” – www.ism.ws 04/06/15

•       “April 2015 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business” – www.ism.ws 05/01/15