U.S. Economy in a Snapshot

U.S. Economy in a Snapshot is a monthly presentation designed to give you a quick and accessible look at developments in the economy.
Overview of the August 2022 Snapshot
  • The unemployment rate fell, consumer spending was unchanged, and core CPI inflation over the month eased.
  • Output declined in Q2. Drags on growth included inventories, consumer spending on food and gas, and residential investment. Spending on consumer services and exports increased.
  • Real disposable income fell slightly in June. The level was below its trend growth path. Real consumer spending has been flat since October 2021. The personal saving rate was at a low level.
  • Payroll employment grew at a strong pace and the unemployment rate fell.
  • Core PCE inflation over the year increased slightly in June, while prices for food and energy prices were up sharply.
  • Core CPI inflation over the month fell broadly in July.
  • The 10-year Treasury yield fell, the S&P 500 stock index rose, and the dollar was stable.
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Read more about the launch of the series: Just Released: U.S. Economy in a Snapshot, Liberty Street Economics, June 2015

2022 Release Dates
Released by 11:00 a.m.

Jan 14*   
Feb 11   
Mar 18   
Apr 8   
May 13   
Jun 17   
Jul 15   
Aug 12   
Sep 9
Oct 14
Nov 10
Dec 16
*To be released at 3pm

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About the New York Fed's Snapshot
U.S. Economy in a Snapshot, produced by the Research Group of the New York Fed, is designed to provide a tight yet comprehensive overview of current economic and financial developments. This monthly packet presents charts and commentary on a broad range of topics that include labor and financial markets, the behavior of consumers and firms, and the global economy. What’s more, Snapshot aims to cover special topics such as movements in commodity prices, developments in the Second District, or findings from the New York Fed Survey of Consumer Expectations.
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