Current Economic Conditions

The following sites publish data and indicators to help monitor current economic conditions.

These links will direct you to external Web sites.            

State of Iowa

Labor market conditions Iowa Workforce Development
State fiscal updates Fiscal Services Division, Iowa Legislative Services Agency
Manufacturing outlook Iowa Business Conditions Index, Creighton University


Nonfarm business activity Midwest Economy Index, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Manufacturing outlook Mid-American States Business Conditions Index, Creighton University

United States

Unemployment Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Gross Domestic Product U.S. Economy at a Glance, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Inflation Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Consumer sentiment Surveys of Consumers, University of Michigan, via Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis
Manufacturing outlook Report on Business, Institute for Supply Management
Housing market conditions U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Retail sales Monthly and Annual Retail Trade, U.S. Census Bureau