Economic Indicators http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7389/more en September Purchasing Managers Index Slides 2.4 Points But Still In Growth Territory http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-purchasing-managers-index-slides-24-points-still-growth-territory <div class="node-body article-body">While the September PMI published by the Tempe, Ariz.-based Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee decreased 2.4 points from August’s reading of 59% to 56.6%, it still indicates continued expansion in manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-purchasing-managers-index-slides-24-points-still-growth-territory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-purchasing-managers-index-slides-24-points-still-growth-territory#comments Economic Indicators Institute Supply Management Purchasing Managers Index Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:05:00 +0000 19901 at http://ewweb.com New-Home Sales Top 500,000 in August, Highest Level Since 2008 http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/new-home-sales-top-500000-august-highest-level-2008 <div class="node-body article-body">Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/new-home-sales-top-500000-august-highest-level-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/new-home-sales-top-500000-august-highest-level-2008#comments Economic Indicators National Association of Home Builders residential market Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:23:00 +0000 19891 at http://ewweb.com September Construction Employment Hits Highest Level Since May 2009 http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-construction-employment-hits-highest-level-may-2009 <div class="node-body article-body">Construction employers added 16,000 jobs and the sector's unemployment rate fell to 7%, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-construction-employment-hits-highest-level-may-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-construction-employment-hits-highest-level-may-2009#comments Economic Indicators Associated General Contractors construction market Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:33:00 +0000 19881 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 16.2000007629395px;">Construction workers build the $1.05 billion Brickell CityCentre condo/retail mix use complex on July 7, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Condo projects are booming in the South Florida area as foreign investors pour money into the new residences being built.&nbsp;</span></p> (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) July Construction Employment Increases in 39 States; Nevada Up 13.4% YTY http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/july-construction-employment-increases-39-states-nevada-134-yty <div class="node-body article-body">Construction firms added jobs in 39 states from July 2013 to July 2014 and in 34 states from June to July, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/july-construction-employment-increases-39-states-nevada-134-yty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/july-construction-employment-increases-39-states-nevada-134-yty#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 18461 at http://ewweb.com NAHB's Eye on the Economy says residential market is solid http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid <div class="node-body article-body">NAHB says May's data on home sales point to a bright future for the housing market.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:13:00 +0000 17291 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: KB Homes Baton Rouge, La., joins Midland and Odessa, Texas, as nation’s hottest housing markets according to new NAHB Index http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a <div class="node-body article-body">Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released this week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a#comments Economic Indicators News Watch Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:12:00 +0000 15671 at http://ewweb.com Chilly start to 2014 doesn’t freeze homebuilder confidence http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence <div class="node-body article-body">Recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Washington, D.C., reflects the slow start in the residential construction market, which many analysts attribute to unusually cold weather across much of the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence#comments Economic Indicators Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:56:00 +0000 15201 at http://ewweb.com 2013 Electrical Distributor Acquisitions http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions <div class="node-body data_table-body">Here's the data: The 21 acquisitions covered by EW’s editors through press-time represent a fair amount of M&A activity, but it’s down a bit from the heavy acquisition years when we have seen 30 or more deals. </div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="http://ewweb.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/text-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/data-tables/2013_Distributor_Acquisitions_DATA.csv" type="text/csv; length=1645">2013_Distributor_Acquisitions_DATA.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Off </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions#comments Economic Indicators Mergers & Acquisitions Data & Training Gold Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:21:00 +0000 13201 at http://ewweb.com 2014 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electrical Wholesaling's annual roundup of the key economic indicators that show the direction of the electrical industry's major markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Gold Market Planning Guides Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:23:00 +0000 13111 at http://ewweb.com McGraw-Hill Construction's Robert Murray says healthy housing market will bump up total construction by 9% in 2014 http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/mcgraw-hill-constructions-robert-murray-says-healthy-housing-market-will-bump-to <div class="node-body article-body">Looks like 2014's construction market should be pretty solid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/mcgraw-hill-constructions-robert-murray-says-healthy-housing-market-will-bump-to" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/mcgraw-hill-constructions-robert-murray-says-healthy-housing-market-will-bump-to#comments Economic Indicators News Watch Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:49:00 +0000 11691 at http://ewweb.com <p> McGraw-Hill Construction&#39;s Robert Murray is cautiously bullish on the 2014 construction market.</p>