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 October 2021 Snapshot
  • Consumer spending on durable goods fell, labor market data were mixed, and monthly core inflation rates eased from Q2’s rapid pace.
  • Output in Q2 moved above its pre-pandemic level. Growth was driven by consumption, with inventories, federal government spending, and net exports all drags on growth.
  • Personal income increased modestly in August. Compensation rose while proprietors' income fell.
  • Saving as a percent of personal income dipped, but remained well above pre-pandemic levels.
  • Payroll employment growth slowed in September while the unemployment rate fell sharply.
  • Core PCE inflation over the year stayed at 3.6% in August.
  • The 10-year Treasury yield rose from 1.30% in mid-September to 1.55% in early October. The S&P 500 stock index moved modestly lower, but was still up 17% year-to-date on October 8. The market-implied federal funds rate path shifted up and steepened.
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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

2021 Release Dates
Released by 11:00 a.m.

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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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