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2016's States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates

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Economic Indicators

April 2016 new orders for manufactured goods increased 3.4%, to $235.9 billion. Unfilled orders increased 0.6%, to $1,137.0 billion and inventories decreased 0.2%, to $384.4 billion.   May 26, 2016 More»

April 2016 sales of new single-family houses were 619,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), up 16.6% from March 2016 and up 23.8% from April 2015.   May 24, 2016 More»

April 2016 building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,116,000, up 3.6% from March 2016 but down 5.3% from April 2015.   May 17, 2016 More»

March 2016 business inventories were $1,818.6 billion, up 0.4 percent from February 2016 and up 1.5 percent from March 2015.   May 13, 2016 More»

April 2016 retail and food services sales were $453.4 billion, up 1.3% from March 2016 and up 3.0% from April 2015.   May 13, 2016 More»

March 2016 wholesale inventories were $583.6 billion, up 0.1% from February 2016 and up 0.3% from March 2015. Sales were $430.7 billion, up 0.7% from February 2015.   May 10, 2016 More»

March 2016 new orders for manufactured goods increased 1.1%, to $458.4 billion. Unfilled orders decreased 0.1%, to $1,182.6 billion and inventories increased 0.2%, to $635.1 billion.   May 4, 2016 More»

March 2016 international trade deficit decreased 13.9%, to $40.4 billion from February 2016. Exports decreased 0.9%, to $176.6 billion, and imports declined 3.6%, to $217.1 billion.   May 4, 2016 More»

March 2016 construction spending was $1,137.5 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, up 0.3% from February 2016 and up 8.0% from March 2015.    May 2, 2016 More»

March 2016 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis personal income increased $57.4 billion, or 0.4%, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $50.4 billion, or 0.4%, in March 2016. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $12.8 billion, or 0.1%.   Apr. 29, 2016 More»


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Prime 3.50
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3 Month 0.0000
2 Year 0.7500
5 Year 1.1250
10 Year 2.6250

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