Center for Microeconomic Data

Supplemental Survey Report
Special questions in the New York Fed’s March 2020 Empire State Manufacturing Survey and Business Leaders Survey focused on observed effects, through March 10, of the novel coronavirus on various aspects of business. Manufacturers and service sector firms were asked about factors including the effect the outbreak has had on supply chains and the overall effects on their bottom line. (posted March 17)
February Survey: Median inflation expectations remained unchanged at 2.5 percent at the one-year horizon and edged up 0.1 percentage point to 2.6 percent at the three-year horizon. The outlook for household income growth moderated somewhat, while the median home price change expectation increased slightly to 3.1 percent, its highest value since November 2018. (posted March 9)
Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit
Due to a large increase in refinance activities, mortgage originations rose by $224 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019 to reach $752 billion, the highest volume seen since the fourth quarter of 2005. Among newly originating mortgage borrowers, the median credit score stood at 770, a 5-point increase from the third quarter of 2019. (posted February 11)
Expectations and experiences with auto loans—including applications and rejections, balances, and delinquencies
Consumers’ outlook on public policy—likelihood of changes, impact of shifts