It’s not runaway inflation, and it’s certainly not stagflation. In fact, the US economy is going through a bout of “M.E.S.S.I.” inflation dynamics...

The US Recovery Tracker slipped to 97.5 in the week ended October 1, down 0.6pts from its post-pandemic high in the previous week. Nonetheless,...

The US economy has lost some luster, but demand appears resilient in the face of lingering supply-chain disruptions. With the health situation...

US GDP topped its peak pre-pandemic level in Q2, but the pace of the economic recovery was largely unchanged as the Delta variant sapped some of...

The US Recovery Tracker strengthened in the week ended September 17, rising 0.3ppts to 96.1, but remaining below its early summer peak as it...

The Value of Franchising

Posted by Economic Impact on Sep 24, 2021

The franchise business model plays an important role within the US economy. Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, the economic output of franchise...

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

The US Recovery Tracker exited the summer on a bright note. It rose 0.7ppts to 96.7 during the two weeks ended September 3 – the highest reading...

The US economy is past its peak, but that doesn’t mean the recovery is headed into reverse. While a deteriorated health situation and lingering...

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