The Center for Regional Analysis routinely updates data that provide a greater understanding of what drives the Greater Washington regional economy. View the current set of indicator data charts here CRA produces more than 60 charts and graphs summarizing trends in the national and regional economies and housing markets. Data elements include gross domestic product, jobs, unemployment, consumer confidence, coincident and leading indices, interest rates, sales of existing and new homes, home prices, and regional […]
Recently the financial press has had several stories talking about interest rate spreads and inverted yield curves with whispers of the word “recession”. But what exactly is an inverted yield curve and what predictive role does it play in the U.S. economy? The yield curve is the difference in short-term rates like a three-month or 1-year Treasury note and long-term interest rates like on 10 year Treasury bonds. Short-term interest rates paid on Treasury notes […]
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June 2015 – Between 2011 and 2023, the Greater Washington region is projected to add 410,380 new households, including workers and their families, retirees, students and others . This analysis forecasts the Area Median Income group of the households, as well as the type and tenure of the housing units they occupy.