Seven Straight Months Of Contraction

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve has announced there have been seven straight months of contraction. The negative readings are continuing, thanks to the Biden administration’s ridiculous policies.

The Philly Fed said that its index for current general activity rose one point to a minus 23.2, the seventh consecutive negative reading. While that is an improvement from the minus reading of 24.3 in February, any reading below zero indicates a contraction in activity from the previous month.

Economists had forecast the index to come in at minus 15.8, so the reading is worse than expected.

Thankfully, the Trump administration will fix this… oh, never mind.

Both the index of new orders, a critical metric of demand for manufactured goods in the region, and the index measuring shipments have declined to their lowest readings since May 2020, when much of the economy was locked down in the initial wave of the pandemic. The index of new orders fell 15 points to minus 28.2. Only 35 percent of the firms reported declines in new orders, unchanged since last month, seven percent reported increases, and 58 percent reported no change.

The shipments index had a sharp drop, going from 8.7 last month to a minus 25.4 this month.

The numbers are really bad, and much worse than expected. I read an article last week which claimed we may be looking at a depression before 2024. We’re already in a recession, the Biden administration is spending like a drunken sailor, no one in Washington, D.C. cares.


9 thoughts on “Seven Straight Months Of Contraction

  1. Our fine betters are in the endgame.
    Our only hope is that they’re idiots.
    1.Crush the American experiment in self-rule and crash the economy.
    3. Profit!
    2. is going to be interesting.

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  2. Veeshir – My deferred comp has been henhoragging for two years now. This prick can’t just leave things alone.

    RD – Agreed. It’s why he doesn’t care about his corruption. Who is going to call him out on it?


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