Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of activity including sales, revenue, employment, and capital spending, and identify changes in prices of input materials and selling prices. The accumulated results help trace longer term trends. The survey monitors services firms selected according to geographic distribution, employment mix and size.  Specific industries include:

Retail and wholesale trade Automobile dealers
Transportation Information
High-tech and professional services Real estate
Education Health services
Restaurants Tourism
Other services

2019 Services Survey Release Dates

Reference period Release dates
January Friday, Jan. 25
February Friday, March 1
March Friday, March 29
April Friday, April 26
May Friday, May 24
June Friday, June 28
July Friday, July 26
August Friday, Aug. 23
September Friday, Sept. 27
October Friday, Oct. 25
November Friday, Nov. 22
December Friday, Dec. 20

Lack of Care Makes Boom a Bust For Many

By Kelly D. Edmiston and Jennifer Wilding
December 10, 2018

Links between health, health care and income surprisingly clear.

Trends in the Labor Share Post-2000

By Didem Tuzemen, W. Blake Marsh and Thao Tran
December 07, 2018

The labor share of income declined sharply in the United States from 2000 to 2010 but seems to have stabilized since 2010.

Small Business Loans Trend Upward as Interest Rates Continue to Rise

By Christi May-Oder and Neil Carpenter
October 01, 2018

Small business lending conditions were stable in the second quarter of 2018. 

Auto Loan Delinquency Rates Are Rising, but Mostly among Subprime Borrowers

By Jason P. Brown and Colton Tousey
August 15, 2018

Steady increases in U.S. auto debt over the past seven years have raised concerns over credit quality and delinquency in consumers’ repayment.

Educational Attainment and Labor Market Outcomes in the Rocky Mountain States

By Alison Felix and Sam Chapman
June 29, 2018

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist discusses the educational attainment of individuals in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming and their labor market outcomes. 

Nebraska’s Housing Market Heating Up

By Nathan Kauffman and John McCoy
June 28, 2018

Nebraska’s heated housing market has continued to gain momentum in 2018. 

The Economic Effects of the Marijuana Industry in Colorado

By Alison Felix and Sam Chapman
April 16, 2018

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist focuses on the economic impacts of the marijuana industry in Colorado, the first state to open recreational marijuana stores. 

Pent-Up Demand and Continuing Price Increases: The Outlook for Housing in 2018

By Jordan Rappaport
January 10, 2018

Nebraska’s heated housing market has continued to gain momentum in 2018. 

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