Leading Indicators

Since 2019 the Economy League has produced a regular data brief designed to deepen understanding of key regional trends.  LI provides  digestible, accessible analysis of data on timely topics such as regional economic trends, local labor and housing markets, and the business ecosystem.  

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The Latest Leading Indicators

Prices are continuing to rise both across the nation and in Greater Philadelphia. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent release of inflation...
Even with the Federal Reserve’s recent implementation of measures to curb inflation, including increasing interest rates for mortgages and auto loans...
In previous reports and briefs , the Economy League has noted that the region’s technology sector can offer new sustainable career building...
In this Leading Indicator, we further contextualize Philadelphia’s income inequality with an updated comparison of income and earnings among the city...
With recent discussions of wealth inequality in Philadelphia, as well as a possible wealth tax , it seems timely to measure the city’s levels of...
With the recent release of the February 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI) estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we continue to analyze the...
A common issue faced by researchers interested in longitudinal socioeconomic trends is the limited availability and misalignment of historic...
With increased permitting for new development in Philadelphia, it seems likely that the city will experience a construction boom in the next few years...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ January 2022 jobs report noted major gains in national employment levels. While many policymakers and economists...
While housing prices are on the rise during this inflationary period, rents are sharply increasing as well. Since renting is often the first step many...
The January 12, 2022 release of the December 2021 Consumer Price Index (CPI) estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that inflation is...
It seems appropriate for the last Leading Indicator of 2021 to reflect on our work this past year and review lessons learned. We also want to hear...
This data brief is the sixth part of our series covering the localized impact of inflation on Greater Philadelphia. In part four of this series , we...
With the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent release of the October 2021 Consumer Price Index (CPI) estimates, many national and local media sources...
This data brief marks the fourth part of our series covering the localized impact of inflation on Greater Philadelphia. In the first three parts of...

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