If you’ve been surfing the economics blogosphere recently, you’ve likely seen charts of various economic indicators pointing towards a recession. Forthwith, my (growing) collection. Lots more of these out there. If you’ve got one to add, send it our way:
YoY change in unemployment, by month. From the NYT:
Credit Card Trends, (via the NYT, hat tip Mish):
Manufacturing sentiment. The Philadelphia Fed’s general economic index:
Money Supply (using the “M Prime” calculation of the Von Mises Institute, again thanks to Mish). Check out that link for a full explanation of the M Prime money supply calculation. Fascinating read.
Housing Starts and Completions (hat tip CR):
The Philly Fed’s calculation of states with increasing activity. Thanks to CR.