December 5, 2012

State Leading Indexes: SC Tops 6-Month Forecast

Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Release Date: December 4, 2012

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the leading indexes for the 50 states for October 2012. The indexes are a six-month forecast of the state coincident indexes (also released by the Bank). Forty-seven state coincident indexes are projected to grow over the next six months, while three are projected to decrease. For comparison purposes, the Philadelphia Fed has also developed a similar leading index for our U.S. coincident index, which is projected to grow 1.2 percent over the next six months.

The next release of the state leading indexes will be on January 3, 2013.

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Editor's Note: According to this report, SC holds the highest forecasted growth index as the only state in the country expected to grow 4.5% over the next 6 months.