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 Q4.



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.

Q4 2019 update: The economy in general remains strong with the unemployment rate standing at 3.3 percent and labor force growth steady for the first 11 months. However, across all scorecards...Access Scorecard & Analysis


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.


Q4 2019 update: While unemployment factors continued to brighten the region’s economic outlook, slowing private sector employment and employer growth showed signs of... 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.

Q4 2019 update: Manufacturers continued to encounter a challenging economic environment with this scorecard showing one positive and two unchanged indicators. One sign of potential relief is... 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.

Q4 2019 update: This scorecards performance remained unchanged from the previous quarter, with retail trade and closed home sales continuing their months-long... 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).

Q4 2019 update: Commercial and passenger traffic via regional air, rail and highway continued to strongly perform. Meanwhile, CDTA ridership was... Access Scorecard & Analysis


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

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