Economic Data & Forecast Web Links

Below you will find links to federal reserve and NCUA data, as well as links to other websites and resources for economic forecast data and resources. Additionally, NAFCU's expert research and economics team gives a monthly forecast in the Economic & CU Monitor enewsletter, which includes a forecast of economic, housing and credit union trends.

Federal Reserve Data

Federal Reserve Districts produce valuable regional data, research, and publications that may be of interest to credit unions. Links to the research and economics page of each of the Districts are provided below.

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Federal Reserve Data Releases ranging from Consumer Credit to Exchange Rates and International Data.

Federal Reserve Select Interest Rates

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Data

Credit Union and Corporate Call Report page includes Financial Performance Reports for individual institutions and the complete 5300 Call Report Quarterly Data.

NCUA Quarterly U.S. Map Review covers key indicators of credit union financial health and viability by state.

Additional Helpful Resources

Datatrac's state-by-state comparison of retail loan and saving rates at credit unions vs. banks, powered by

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Quarterly Regional Economic Analysis of banking and economic conditions by state, listed by region.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Economy at a Glance delivers all of the bureau's latest data and releases.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) new release site provides their most recent statistics, notably the Employment Situation.

U.S. Department of Treasury Resource Center is an excellent reference for a second opinion on short and long term interest rates. It also provides an excellent resource for all the programs that the Treasury is managing presently.

Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index designed to better gauge overall economic activity and inflationary pressure based on production and income; employment, unemployment, and hours; personal consumption and housing; and sales, orders, and inventories.