Oren Klachkin

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Our new supply-chain stress indicator reveals the US economy faces escalating supply-side challenges. Transportation logjams are the greatest...

Headline CPI inflation rose 5.4% y/y in July 2021, but regional inflation is uneven, with prices up 5.9% y/y in the Midwest and 5.8% y/y in the...

Midwestern and Southern state labor market recoveries are still outpacing the rest of the country. Labor demand has strengthened most strongly in...

Enhanced US unemployment benefits are discouraging only a small share of unemployed workers from finding jobs. The disincentive to work is...

As proposed, President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan would brighten the US industrial and regional outlook. Model simulations indicate the...

Our new North America Housing Affordability Indices (HAIs) show affordability improved across the region early in the pandemic but will fall as...

US manufacturing activity is currently above pre-coronavirus levels, markingthe fastest and strongest recovery in the past 60 years. A durable...

The Covid crisis has stretched manufacturing supply chains, and our new US Manufacturing Supply Chain Disruption Scorecard reveals that the...

Infrastructure outages from the mid-February winter storm caused massive disruptions to life in Texas, but damage to the US economy won’t be...

Housing activity has boomed since the Covid crisis. Our new State Housing Market Scorecard reveals that the demand surge was most pronounced in...