U.S. jobseekers likely enjoyed April after slogging through a so-so March.
U.S. services firms grew at a slower pace in April compared to the prior month, as companies are reporting cost pressures from possible tariffs and a shortage of available workers.
Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West.
US consumers increased their debt by just 3.3 percent in February, the weakest monthly change in nearly seven years despite an otherwise healthy economy.
U.S. services firms expanded at a slower clip in March compared to the prior month, largely because the pace of business activity and new orders fell.
Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more rapid pace for building homes, hospitals and highways.
U.S. manufacturers say they expanded at a slower pace in March.
Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, the third straight monthly decline.
In his first news conference as head of the world's leading central bank, Jerome Powell avoided any professorial lectures.
Homebuilders broke ground on fewer apartment complexes in February, causing overall housing starts to fall 7 percent.
U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and department stores in February, causing overall retail sales to slip 0.1 percent.
American manufacturers say they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years.
Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses.
U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in December, boosted by a sharp increase in new orders.
U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale.
Unemployment rates dropped to record lows in Alabama, California, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas in November.
Construction of new homes increased 3.3 percent in November — with the gain largely coming from single-family houses being built at the strongest pace in more than a decade.
Florida's economy has long thrived on one import above all: People.
Higher energy costs led to prices at the wholesale level rising in August at the fastest pace in four months.
Sluggish pay raises have been an Achilles' heel for American workers since the Great Recession ended more than eight years ago — and a major headwind for faster economic growth.