We launched the U.S. Economy in a Snapshot in June 2015 to provide interested readers with a monthly update of current economic and financial developments. Combining charts and summary points, the packet covers a range of topics that include labor and financial markets, the behavior of consumers and firms, survey responses, and the global economy.
For those interested in producing charts from the packet, we are excited to announce that we are now expanding, to the fullest extent possible, the number of charts for which we post spreadsheet data. Our goal is to make it easier for readers to construct and disseminate charts they find particularly interesting.
The latest U.S. Economy in a Snapshot and accompanying spreadsheet data, as well as previous packets, posting schedule, and subscription instructions, can be found here. We also tweet highlights of each release on our New York Fed Research Twitter account (follow @nyfedresearch). For followers, we hope you find the data enhancements useful. For first-time visitors, we invite you to become a regular monthly reader of the Snapshot to gain a better understanding of developments in the economy.
The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System. Any errors or omissions are the responsibility of the author.
Robert Rich is an assistant vice president in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research and Statistics Group.