Capital Region Economic Scorecards

CEG’s Capital Region Economic Scorecards are a quarterly feature of the organization’s newsletter, The CEG Indicator, and are offered exclusively to our investors. These scorecards track 30 mostly local economic indicators to provide our investors with insights into the health of the region’s economy and the direction in which it is headed. There are five scorecards: Quarterly Performance Overview; Economic Conditions, Manufacturing, Consumer and Transportation. Click to access the Economic Scorecards for Q2.

 


 

Performance Overview: This scorecard provides a tally of the positive, negative and unchanged indicator trends from the four other scorecards. Indicator performance is measured on a year-to-date (YTD) basis. Q2 2019 update: The performance of this quarter’s scorecards was one of the best to date, with 20 positive trending indicators, compared to 18 for Q1. Indicators for the General Economic Conditions Scorecard were up across the board and the Transportation Scorecard showed improvement from Q1.


 

Economic Conditions Scorecard: This scorecard tracks eight indicators to help gauge the overall health of the Capital Region’s economy. Tracked indicators include unemployment rate, unemployed workers, unemployment insurance claims, private sector employment and establishments, labor force, rental vacancy rate and Linium Recruiting’s Linium Hiring Index.

 

Q2 2019 update: For the first time since CEG started publishing its quarterly scorecards in Q1 2017, this scorecard includes all... Access Scorecard & Analysis

 

Manufacturing Scorecard: This scorecard tracks eight indicators to assess the strength of the region’s manufacturing sector. Tracked indicators include manufacturers’ assessments of future business and employment conditions, New York manufacturing GDP, manufacturing employment, average wages and establishments, the average weekly hours of manufacturing employees and the manufacturing producer price index.

Q2 2019 update: Although New York manufacturers’ outlook remains positive, the same is not true for their employment situation. During the first half of 2019, manufacturers were less optimistic... Access Scorecard & Analysis

 

 

Consumer Scorecard: This scorecard tracks seven indicators to assess local consumers’ willingness and ability to spend. Tracked indicators include retail trade employment and establishments, all industries total wages, sales tax collections, consumer sentiment, closed residential sales and median home prices.

Q2 2019 update: The retail sector and housing market continued to drag this scorecard down. The number of employer retail establishments... Access Scorecard & Analysis

 

 

Transportation Scorecard: This scorecard tracks seven indicators to monitor passenger and commercial traffic at or along the region’s highways, airport, seaports and rail infrastructure. Tracked indicators include transportation and warehousing jobs, Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and Amtrak ridership, Albany international Airport passengers, vessel imports and exports, and commercial traffic at the region’s New York Thruway tolls (I-90, Exits 21-26).

 

Q2 2019 update: After sliding in Q1, this scorecard recovered in Q2 with improved CDTA ridership, which in April broke a... Access Scorecard & Analysis

 


For more information, contact CEG Director of Research and Communications James Schlett at jamess@ceg.org. Don’t miss these insights into the trends that are shaping the Capital Region’s economy.

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