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 September 2022 Snapshot
  • Output declined in Q2. Drags on growth included inventories, consumer spending on food and gas, and residential investment. Exports and spending on consumer services boosted growth.
  • Real disposable income increased in July. The level was still below its trend growth path. Real consumer spending moved modestly higher. The personal saving rate stayed at a low level.
  • Payroll employment grew at a solid pace while the unemployment rate rose due to a large increase in the labor force.
  • Core PCE inflation over the year eased modestly in July, while inflation measured over the month dropped sharply.
  • The 10-year Treasury yield rose, the S&P 500 stock index retreated, and the dollar appreciated.
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We post accompanying data for the charts, if permitted, with the intent to expand the series to the fullest extent possible.

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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