The May 2024 report shows economic growth and job gains as price increases and tight credit impact consumers.

  • Most Districts noted better labor availability and decreased employee turnover.
  • Tight credit standards and high interest rates continued to constrain applicants and lenders.
  • Price growth is expected to continue at a modest pace.

The outlook is less optimistic, even considering the gains.

  • 75% reported economic growth
  • 25% cited a flat economy
  • 67% reported job gains
  • 33% reported no change in employment
  • 75% reported weak commercial real estate
  • 25% noted stable to increasing demand