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Indicator: Modest Growth for 2017

Nov 18 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Modest Growth for 2017
Nebraska will experience modest economic growth in the first half of 2017, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

October Surveys: Business and Consumer Outlooks Moderate

Nov 4 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article October Surveys: Business and Consumer Outlooks Moderate
Business and consumer confidence moderated in Nebraska during October, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Indicator: Growing Optimism About 2017

Oct 21 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Growing Optimism About 2017
Nebraska will experience moderate economic growth in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Optimistic Businesses and Wary Consumers

Oct 7 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Optimistic Businesses and Wary Consumers
A gap re-emerged between business and consumer confidence in Nebraska during September, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Indicator: More Signs of Slow Nebraska Growth in Early 2017

Sep 16 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: More Signs of Slow Nebraska Growth in Early 2017
Nebraska will experience slow economic growth in early 2017, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Consumer and Business Confidence Hold Steady

Sep 2 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Consumer and Business Confidence Hold Steady
Consumer confidence remained weak and business confidence remained positive in Nebraska during August, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Moderate in Early 2017

Aug 19 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Moderate in Early 2017
Economic growth should moderate in Nebraska in early 2017, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.>

Improving Consumer Confidence

Aug 5 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Improving Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence improved in Nebraska during July while the outlook for employment remained positive, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Indicator: Nebraska Growth Strong Through the Rest of 2016

Jul 29 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska Growth Strong Through the Rest of 2016
Nebraska should experience strong economic growth through the rest of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

June Surveys: Solid Employment Outlook

Jul 8 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article June Surveys: Solid Employment Outlook
The outlook for employment was strong in Nebraska during June, while consumer confidence improved during the month, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
 

Indicator: A Loss of Momentum

Jun 17 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: A Loss of Momentum
After strong growth in the summer and fall, the Nebraska economy may cool in late 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

May Surveys: Business Growth Amid Reluctant Consumers

Jun 3 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article May Surveys: Business Growth Amid Reluctant Consumers
Consumer confidence slipped in Nebraska during May, even as business expectations remained positive, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Indicator: Nebraska Economic Outlook Remains Strong

May 20 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska Economic Outlook Remains Strong
The Nebraska economy should grow rapidly during the second half of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Business Expectations Remain Strong in Nebraska

May 6 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Business Expectations Remain Strong in Nebraska
Business expectations and consumer confidence held steady in Nebraska during April, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Economic Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve

Apr 15 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Economic Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve
The Nebraska economy should grow rapidly during the second half of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
 

March Surveys: Businesses Expectations Improve in Nebraska

Apr 1 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article March Surveys: Businesses Expectations Improve in Nebraska
Business expectations improved in Nebraska during March while consumer confidence held steady, according to the latest surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve

Mar 18 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve
The Nebraska economy should grow solidly during the summer of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Survey a Mixed Outlook From Households and Businesses

Mar 4 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Survey a Mixed Outlook From Households and Businesses
Consumer confidence rose, but remained negative in Nebraska during February while Nebraska businesses remained optimistic about expanding employment, according to the February Surveys of Nebraska Households and Nebraska Business, which are conducted by the UNL Bureau of Business Research.

January Increase for Nebraska’s Leading Indicator

Feb 19 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article January Increase for Nebraska’s Leading Indicator
Growth in the Nebraska economy will be modest during the summer of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Businesses Optimistic but Consumer Confidence is Down

Feb 5 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Businesses Optimistic but Consumer Confidence is Down
Consumer confidence declined in Nebraska during January while Nebraska businesses were optimistic about expanding employment and sales, according to the January Survey of Nebraska Households and the January Survey of Nebraska Business, both of which are conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

December Survey: Mixed Outlook in Nebraska

Jan 8 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article December Survey: Mixed Outlook in Nebraska
Nebraska businesses remain optimistic about the employment outlook but have a mixed outlook for sales, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rises for a Second Month

Dec 18 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rises for a Second Month
Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose in November, by 0.38 percent.

Businesses Optimism Returns in Nebraska

Dec 4 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Businesses Optimism Returns in Nebraska
Nebraska businesses have turned optimistic about the outlook for sales and employment, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rebounds in October

Nov 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rebounds in October
Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rebounded in October, rising by 1.06 percent. 
 
The rise in the index reversed a decline during the month of September. “Taken together, results for the last two months suggest that the Nebraska economy will expand at a modest pace during the first months of 2016.   

October Survey: Mixed Outlook for Nebraska Businesses

Nov 6 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article October Survey: Mixed Outlook for Nebraska Businesses
For the second consecutive month, Nebraska businesses grew less optimistic about the short-term economic outlook, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Decline in the Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator

Oct 16 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Decline in the Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator
Nebraska’s leading economic indicator fell for the first time in six months in September.

The decline, of 0.13 percent, implies that the Nebraska economy will expand at only a modest pace during the first quarter of 2016.

September Survey: Nebraska Businesses Modestly Optimistic About Sales

Oct 2 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article September Survey: Nebraska Businesses Modestly Optimistic About Sales
Nebraska businesses were optimistic about the outlook for employment over the next six months but only modestly optimistic about sales, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Continued Growth in Nebraska Leading Indicator

Sep 18 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Continued Growth in Nebraska Leading Indicator
Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose for the 5th consecutive month in August, increasing by 0.31 percent.

The increase implies that the Nebraska economy will expand through the first quarter of 2016.  

Businesses Throughout Nebraska Hold Positive Outlook

Sep 4 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Businesses Throughout Nebraska Hold Positive Outlook
Nebraska businesses remain positive in their outlook for both sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Among respondents to the August Survey, 28 percent expected sales to increase over the next six months, compared to 18 percent who predicted a decline in sales.

Modest Uptick in Nebraska Leading Indicator

Aug 21 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Modest Uptick in Nebraska Leading Indicator
A July increase in Nebraska’s leading economic indicator suggests consistent economic growth for Nebraska through the end of 2015 and into 2016.

The modest increase of 0.17% is the fifth increase in the last six months.

July Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Optimistic

Aug 7 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article July Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Optimistic
Nebraska businesses remain optimistic in their outlook for both sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  
 
One in three businesses responding to the July Survey of Nebraska Business expected sales to increase over the next six months, compared to just 13 percent who predicted a decline in sales.

The Nebraska Leading Indicator Higher Again

Jul 24 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article The Nebraska Leading Indicator Higher Again
A June increase in Nebraska’s leading economic indicator suggests that economic growth will be strong in Nebraska through the end of 2015.

Nebraska Businesses Optimistic About Sales and Employment

Jul 10 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Businesses Optimistic About Sales and Employment
Nebraska businesses remain optimistic in their outlook for both sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  
 
More than one in three businesses responding to the June Survey of Nebraska Business expected sales to increase over the next six months, compared to just 16 percent who predicted a decline in sales.

The Nebraska Leading Indicator Nudges Higher

Jun 19 2015 2:00 AM | » Full Article The Nebraska Leading Indicator Nudges Higher
An increase in Nebraska’s leading economic indicator continues to suggest a strong Nebraska economy during the second half of 2015.
 
The indicator has risen five of the last six months. 

May Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Very Optimistic

Jun 5 2015 2:00 AM | » Full Article May Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Very Optimistic
Nebraska businesses remained very optimistic in their outlook for sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Improving Outlook for Nebraska Businesses

May 15 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Improving Outlook for Nebraska Businesses
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator rose by 1.99% in April. This sharp increase suggests strong growth in the Nebraska economy during the second half of 2015.
 
“The sharp increase in the LEI-N reflects strong business expectations, a recent decline in the value of the U.S. Dollar, and a decline initial claims for unemployment insurance,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  
 

April Survey: Nebraska Businesses Report Record Optimism

May 8 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska businesses are very optimistic in their outlook for sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research.  
 
Nearly one in four respondents to the April Survey of Nebraska Business expected to add employees in the next six months. Only 4 percent said they expected to reduce employment.

Leading Indicator: Nebraska Remains On Track for Growth

Apr 17 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Indicator: Nebraska Remains On Track for Growth
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator rose by 0.08% in March. This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase and suggests that Nebraska will benefit from consistent economic growth throughout 2015.

State Business Grow More Optimistic for 2015

Apr 3 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska businesses are optimistic in their outlook for sales over the next six months and very optimistic in their outlook for employment.

Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February

Mar 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator was essentially flat in February, rising by just 0.01. The flat value followed two months of growth during December 2014 and January 2015. Taken together, the three months of data suggest that the Nebraska economy will improve later in the year.

February Survey: Optimism for Job Growth Maintained

Mar 6 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article February Survey:  Optimism for Job Growth Maintained
Continuing a trend begun in January, Nebraska businesses are more optimistic about employment during the next six months than they are about sales.
 
Most respondents to the February Survey of Nebraska Business, conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, predicted that jobs will hold steady or grow during the next six months. Only 7 percent predicted a decline in employment.

A Rising Leading Economic Indicator Forecast in Nebraska

Feb 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article A Rising Leading Economic Indicator Forecast in Nebraska
Nebraska’s economy should accelerate during mid-2015, according to the latest Leading Economic Indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator, designed to predict economic growth six months into the future, rose by 0.40 percent in January. Two of six economic factors used to calculate the indicator, business expectations and initial claims for unemployment insurance, improved solidly during the month.

January Survey: Nebraska Business Maintain Optimism for Employment Growth

Feb 6 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article January Survey:  Nebraska Business Maintain Optimism for Employment Growth
Nebraska business’s maintained their optimistic outlook in for employment in January, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
Respondents to the January Survey of Nebraska Business were solidly optimistic in their expectations for employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Nebraska to See Steady Growth in an Uncertain World

Jan 23 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska to See Steady Growth in an Uncertain World
Though the national economy likely will fluctuate, most Nebraskans can expect modest but steady economic growth during the next three years, economic forecasters say.

In the latest long-term forecast released by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska is depicted as a haven of steady growth in an uncertain world.

Strong Business Expectations and a Rising Leading Economic Indicator

Jan 16 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Strong Business Expectations and a Rising Leading Economic Indicator
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator, designed to predict economic growth six months into the future, rose by 0.87 percent in December.
 
“The improvement in the leading indicator suggests that economic growth will accelerate in Nebraska during mid-2015,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Points to Slowing Economy

Dec 19 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Points to Slowing Economy
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell in November by 1.33%.
 
“The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “The drop in the leading indicators suggests that economic growth will slow in Nebraska during the second quarter of 2015,” said Thompson.

Business Optimism Persists in Nebraska

Dec 12 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Business Optimism Persists in Nebraska
Nebraska business’s maintained their optimistic outlook in November, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
           
Respondents to the November Survey of Nebraska Business were solidly optimistic in their expectations for both sales and employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator Mixed During October

Nov 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator Mixed During October
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell slightly, by 0.10 percent in October, marking the second consecutive monthly decline.

“The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is primarily the result of a sharp increase in the value of the U.S. dollar during October,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “A rising dollar puts pressure on exporters in agriculture and manufacturing.”

Nebraska Businesses Turn Optimistic Again

Nov 7 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Businesses Turn Optimistic Again
Nebraska business’s regained their optimistic outlook in October, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Respondents to the October Survey of Nebraska Business were optimistic in their expectations for both sales and employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Signals Slower Growth Ahead

Oct 17 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Signals Slower Growth Ahead
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell by 0.45 percent in September, marking the second decline in three months.

“The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator suggests weaker growth for the Nebraska economy during the first quarter of 2015,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “The Nebraska economy is growing solidly at the moment, but economic momentum will slow around the turn of the year.”

September Survey: Mixed Expectations for Growth in Nebraska

Oct 3 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
A September survey by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research showed mixed expectations for sales and employment growth in Nebraska. Businesses were somewhat optimistic in their outlook for employment growth in the state but also somewhat pessimistic about sales growth. Results overall suggest limited expectations for growth.

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Rebounds in August

Sep 19 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Rebounds in August
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.37% in August 2014, its fifth increase in six months. The increase reverses a decline during July.

Steady Expectations for Growth, Especially in Urban Nebraska

Sep 5 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Steady Expectations for Growth, Especially in Urban Nebraska
An August survey by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research showed that Nebraska businesses continued their positive outlook for the state economy for the seventh straight month.

Quarterly Business Indicators Show Surging Lincoln Economy

Aug 28 2014 5:00 PM | » Full Article
The Lincoln economy has been growing at a rapid pace, according to a recent analysis of economic growth in the Lincoln area. The Quarterly Business Indicators report for Lincoln shows that employment grew by 2.6% in the Lincoln Metropolitan Area between the 2nd Quarter of 2013 and the 2nd Quarter of 2014. “Strong employment growth and trends in building permits suggest that the Lincoln economy is surging ahead,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “There is also solid growth in other local economic indicators such as taxable sales.” The Quarterly Business Indicators report for Lincoln is produced for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development by the UNL Bureau of Business Research within the UNL College of Business Administration.

Nebraska LEI Drops for First Time in Six Months

Aug 15 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) fell by 0.75% in July, 2014, its first drop in six months. “Results suggest that the rate of economic growth in Nebraska may slow in early 2015 after strong growth in the second half of 2014,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “It will be critical to monitor leading indicator values over the next few months to see if this trend continues.”

Nebraska Ranks Highly in New State Entrepreneurship Index

Aug 7 2014 8:45 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Ranks Highly in New State Entrepreneurship Index
Nebraska ranked 18th and Iowa 11th in the 2013 State Entrepreneurship Index, a state-by-state measure of entrepreneurial strength produced by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska Businesses Optimistic About Economy

Aug 1 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
For the sixth straight month, Nebraska businesses reported a positive outlook for the state economy, according to the July business outlook survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research.

Strong Business Expectations Support Another Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

Jul 18 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Lincoln, Neb., July 18, 2014 – The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.01% in June, 2014, for its fifth consecutive monthly increase.

Forecasters: Nebraska Economy to Remain Solid, Though Growth Will Slow

Jul 11 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
After a couple of red-hot years in the farm sector and in home construction, Nebraska’s economy will slow enough for the rest of the nation to catch up, state forecasters say.

BBR Business Survey Shows Positive Outlook

Jul 3 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Business Survey Shows Positive Outlook
Nebraska businesses reported a positive outlook for sales and employment for the next six months, according to a June survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research.

Fourth Consecutive Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

Jun 20 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Fourth Consecutive Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 0.13% in May, 2014, for its fourth consecutive monthly increase.

Leading Economic Indicator Surges in April

May 16 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Surges in April
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.89% in April 2014. This rapid increase during April is the third consecutive monthly improvement in the LEI-N.

Nebraska Businesses Remain Positive

May 9 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
The latest survey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research indicates that Nebraska businesses continue to be positive about the outlook for the economy in coming months.

Leading Economic Indicator Drops Slightly in March

Apr 18 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Drops Slightly in March
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) declined by 0.07% in March 2014. This slight decrease followed solid growth in February. Together, results from the two months suggest continued growth in the Nebraska economy.

Impact of Coal Industry in Nebraska

Mar 25 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska businesses and households are actively involved in the coal industry as energy producers and as transportation providers. Nebraska has seven coal-fired electric generation stations. There are 839 workers employed at these stations, or in positions at other locations which are directly tied to coal-fired electricity generation, with annual wages and benefits of approximately $87 million. The stations benefit the Nebraska economy by providing reliable, low cost energy utilized by Nebraska industries, agricultural producers, commercial businesses and households. In addition, many of these stations generate power that is “exported,” meaning that it is purchased by out of state customers. Such export activity creates an economic impact on the state economy. Collectively, the 7 stations export approximately 9.6 percent of their output. These exports generate a direct economic impact of $55 million in output, $34 million in value added, $8 million in labor income and create 81 jobs in Nebraska. Multiplying this effect through the Nebraska economy generates a total economic impact of $77 million in output, $16 million in labor income and 246 jobs. This economic activity generates $4.1 million in income, sales and property taxes. These figures are reported in the first section of the table below.
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