Is it a coincidence?

The Coincident Index (CI) is a monthly composite economic indicator published by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. The CI provides a snapshot of economic conditions in each state. An increase in a state’s CI over time indicates an expansion in economic activity the state while a declining CI signals a contraction in the state’s economy. The […]

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Apples to Apples

It has been widely reported that Wisconsin lost 9,700 nonfarm jobs and ranked 43rd among states in employment growth in October. That compares to Minnesota (-6,100 jobs), Michigan (+2,000), Illinois (+30,000), and Iowa (+2,300) during the same period. However, that is based on comparing October job numbers to September employment. While it provides a useful […]

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