Economic Trends

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Economic Trends is a monthly economic journal that provides analyses of current economic developments. Its audience consists of economists, bankers and those studying economics. Founded in 1979, Economic Trends has a circulation of about 8,800 and is non-paid. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland publishes this periodical.

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Fourth district employment conditions.(Regional Activity)
May 1, 2008 ... The district's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent to 5.3 percent for the month of February, following January's downward revision to 5.5 percent. The decrease in the unemployment rate can be attributed to decreases in the number of people...

Banking structure.(Banking and Financial Markets)
March 1, 2008 ... [GRAPHICS OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Passage of the 1994 Reigle-Neal Act, which regulates interstate banking, has spurred the consolidation of depository institutions. The number of FDIC-insured commercial banks fell from 10,166...

Housing markets.(Economic Activity and Labor)
February 1, 2008 ... [GRAPHICS OMITTED] 01.18.07 Existing single-family home sales were largely unchanged for the second consecutive month, as they increased a mere 0.7 percent in November. For the past three months, existing single-family home sales ...

Mortgage lending.(Banking and Financial Institutions)(Brief article)
November 1, 2007 ... [GRAPHIC OMITTED] Mortgage bankers originated $631 billion of new mortgages in the first quarter of 2007 and $694 billion in the second quarter, the lowest second-quarter increase since 2002. Relatively stable mortgage rates left little...