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Summary Table - Key Indicators

Year and month   Employment, percent change Unemployment rate Composite leading index, percent change Housing starts (000s) Consumer price index, percent change Real gross domestic product, percent change Retail sales volume, percent change Merchandise exports, percent change Merchandise imports, percent change
  V2062811 V2062815 V7688 V730390 V18702611 V2036138 V3821565 V191490 V183406
2002   2.2 7.7 6.0 205 2.2 3.4 4.8 -1.7 1.7
2003   2.2 7.6 3.7 220 2.8 1.9 2.1 -3.2 -4.2
                   
2002 M 0.5 7.8 1.3 215 0.4 0.1 -0.5 -2.5 -1.6
A 0.3 7.7 1.2 187 0.6 0.9 0.4 3.8 1.1
M 0.3 7.7 0.8 209 0.1 0.0 -0.8 -2.1 0.5
J 0.4 7.5 0.5 203 0.3 0.3 1.6 -1.2 2.7
J 0.3 7.6 0.4 200 0.6 0.4 -0.6 3.8 -0.1
A 0.5 7.4 0.2 214 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 2.2
S 0.2 7.6 0.2 198 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.8 -1.3
O 0.2 7.6 0.2 217 0.6 0.3 1.1 0.5 -0.3
N 0.3 7.6 0.1 215 0.4 0.0 -0.8 -3.3 -0.4
D 0.2 7.5 0.2 201 -0.2 0.2 0.6 0.2 1.6
                   
2003 J 0.0 7.5 0.2 188 0.9 0.3 0.5 1.4 -2.4
F 0.3 7.5 0.2 254 0.4 0.2 1.3 -0.4 0.3
M 0.1 7.4 0.1 222 0.1 -0.1 -0.7 2.7 0.0
A 0.0 7.6 0.1 206 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -6.8 -3.6
M 0.0 7.9 0.0 195 -0.1 0.2 0.9 -1.5 -0.8
J 0.3 7.7 0.2 207 0.1 0.0 0.4 -0.5 -2.7
J 0.0 7.7 0.3 223 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.8
A -0.1 8.0 0.6 234 0.2 -0.7 -0.2 -2.5 -5.5
S 0.3 7.9 0.9 231 0.2 1.1 -1.0 4.5 3.5
O 0.4 7.6 0.8 243 -0.1 0.2 0.2 -3.1 -1.4
N 0.4 7.5 0.8 217 0.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.5 1.6
D 0.3 7.4 0.5 219 0.3 0.4 -1.2 3.6 0.7
                   
2004 J 0.1 7.4 0.4 196 0.0 -0.1 1.2 -4.7 -5.0
F -0.1 7.4 0.4 216 -0.1 .. .. .. ..
M -0.1 7.5 .. 247 .. .. .. .. ..