Guide to Economic Indicators

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Guide to Economic Indicators
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Average Hourly Earnings Index 3
  • Recent Trends 6
  • Average Weekly Earnings 7
  • Recent Trends 10
  • Average Weekly Hours 11
  • Recent Trends 14
  • Balance of Payments: International Econonuc Transactions 15
  • Balance of Trade: Merchandise Exports and Imports 22
  • Bank Loans: Commercial and Industrial 29
  • Recent Trends 32
  • Business Failures 33
  • Reference from Primary Data Source 37
  • Business Starts 38
  • Reference from Primary Data Source 41
  • Capacity Utilization 42
  • Reference from Primary Data Source 46
  • Capital Appropriations 47
  • Recent Trends 50
  • Consumer Confidence Index and Consumer Sentiment Index 51
  • Consumer Installment Credit 58
  • Recent Trends 61
  • Consumer Price Index 62
  • References from Primary Data Source 67
  • CRB Futures Price Index 68
  • Recent Trends 71
  • Distribution of Income 72
  • Recent Trends 76
  • Employment 77
  • Component Detail 83
  • Employment Cost Index 84
  • References from Primary Data Source 87
  • Farm Parity Ratio 88
  • Recent Trends 92
  • Flow of Funds 93
  • References from Primary Data Source 96
  • GNP Price Measures 97
  • References from Primary Data Source 102
  • Government Budgets and Debt 103
  • References from Primary Data Sources 113
  • Gross National Product 114
  • References from Primary Data Source 122
  • Help-Wanted Advertising Index 123
  • Recent Trends 126
  • Housing Starts 127
  • Reference from Primary Data Source 131
  • Import and Export Price Indexes 132
  • References from Primary Data Source 136
  • Industrial Production Index 137
  • Recent Trends 141
  • Inflation 142
  • Interest Rates 144
  • Recent Trends 151
  • International Investment Position of the United States 152
  • Reference from Primary Data Source 156
  • Inventory-Sales Ratios 157
  • References from Primary Data Sources 162
  • Leading, Coincedent, and Lagging Indexes 163
  • References from Primary Data Sources 171
  • Manufacturers' Orders 173
  • Recent Trends 177
  • Money Supply 178
  • References from Primary Data Source 183
  • Personal Income and Saving 184
  • References from Primary Data Source 188
  • Plant and Equipment Expenditures 189
  • Reference from Primary Data Source 193
  • Poverty 194
  • Recent Trends 199
  • Producer Price Indexes 200
  • References from Primary Data Source 205
  • Productivity 206
  • References from Primary Data Source 212
  • Stock Market Price Indexes and Dividend Yields 213
  • References from Primary Data Sources 223
  • Unemployment 224
  • Recent Trends 230
  • Unit Labor Costs 231
  • Reference from Primary Data Source 235
  • Value of the Dollar 236
  • Reference from Primary Data Sources 242
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