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| Sep 26 2023

State Coincident Indexes in August 2023

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s state coincident indexes in were soft. 17 states reported declines from July, with West Virginia down nearly 1 percent. The largest increase was.7 percent in neighboring Maryland.in the rate of growth. Over the 3 months ending August 7 states had declines, with West Virginia’s -1.4 percent being the largest. Maryland had the largest gain, at 3 percent. The results look somewhat better at the 12-month horizon, with Massachusetts up 7.8 percent and Maryland’s index rising 7.7 percent. Virginia was the other state with an increase higher than 5 percent. 4 states had increases of less than 1 percent, with New Jersey’s a mere .25 percent.

The independently estimated national figures of growth over the last 3 months (.6 percent) and 12 months (3.2 percent) both look to be roughly in line with what the state figures suggest.

  • Charles Steindel has been editor of Business Economics, the journal of the National Association for Business Economics, since 2016. From 2014 to 2021 he was Resident Scholar at the Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College of New Jersey. From 2010 to 2014 he was the first Chief Economist of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, with responsibilities for economic and revenue projections and analysis of state economic policy. He came to the Treasury after a long career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he played a major role in forecasting and policy advice and rose to the rank of Senior Vice-President. He has served in leadership positions in a number of professional organizations. In 2011 he received the William F. Butler Award from the New York Association for Business Economics, is a fellow of NABE and of the Money Marketeers of New York University, and has received several awards for articles published in Business Economics. In 2017 he delivered Ramapo College's Sebastian J. Raciti Memorial Lecture. He is a member of the panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Survey of Professional Forecasters and of the Committee on Research in Income and Wealth. He has published papers in a range of areas, and is the author of Economic Indicators for Professionals: Putting the Statistics into Perspective. He received his bachelor's degree from Emory University, his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a National Association for Business Economics Certified Business EconomistTM.

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