Joint Economic Committee

Latest Economic Data

  • Jobless Claims
    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were 253,000, seasonally adjusted, for the week ending July 16th
  • Housing Starts
    Housing starts rose 4.8% from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.189 million in June
  • Retail Sales
    Sales at retail stores and restaurants rose 0.6% in June from the prior month