Economic Data Release by Simon Medcalfe, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics
In November 2017, the Hull College of Business Augusta Leading Economic Index (LEI) increased 0.2% from October. The LEI has increased 1.0% from November 2016. The only indicator that negatively impacted the index was initial claims for unemployment insurance which increased by 3.2%. Housing permits increased by 17.8%, job openings increased by 1.6%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 3.8%.