Business Indicators

Definition: Statistical data likely to have an impact on the level of economic activity. Indicators with a forecasting value are known as leaders; those contemporaneous with economic activity are called coincideDefinition: nts; while those that only become apparent after the activity are known as laggers. Business indicators are called economic indicators and usually include average workweek, weekly unemployment insuraDefinition: nce claims, new factory orders, industrial production, vendor performance, stock prices, changes in the money supply, housing starts, rate of business development, number of bankruptcies, Gross DomesDefinition: tic Product, Consumer Price Index, confidence levels, and housing starts.

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