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Tech Pulse Index
 
Taking the Pulse of the Technology Sector
Released August 13, 2008
 

Indicator Table
 
 
12 month
growth rate
Monthly growth rates annualized
Indicator
latest
May
2008
Jun
2008
Jul
2008
Real Index
17.4%
7.9%
14.6%
10.3%
Nominal Index
11.9%
2.1%
8.6%
8.4%
Industrial Production
23.6%
1.8%
24.1%
NA
Shipments
(nominal)
-1.9%
-28.4%
-36.8%
NA
Employment
0.4%
0.1%
-0.4%
-0.4%
PCE
(computers + software)
5.5%
15.7%
5.2%
NA
PCE deflator
(computers + software)
-10.2%
-15.8%
-13.4%
NA

Historical Data
View chart:
Tech Pulse levels from 1971 to present
Tech Pulse growth rates in deviations from historical average from 1971 to present
Tech Pulse twelve-month growth rates in deviations from historical average from 1971 to present
Download data (1971 to present): Excel

Announcement:
The Tech Pulse Index at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be discontinued after August 13, 2008.
A new version of the Tech Pulse index will be available through the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the Fall of 2008.