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EU Unemployment Rate
remained at
6.6% in Aug
6.6%
6.6%
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The euro area (EA17) unemployment rate is published at the end of each month by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. It is a seasonally-adjusted rate.
30-Sep-22 10:44 AM ET - EurostatNext: 03-Nov-22
US Personal Savings was 3.5% in Aug
3.5%
3.5%
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The US Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes seasonally adjusted data for Personal Saving monthly.
30-Sep-22 10:42 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisNext: 28-Oct-22
US Consumer Spending (PCE)
rose
0.3% in Aug
0.3%
-0.1%
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The US Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes seasonally adjusted data for Personal Consumption Expenditures monthly. A healthy Personal Spending figure means that consumers are buying goods and services, fueling the economy and spurring output growth. The report is particularly valued for forecasting inflationary pressures. Taken in excess these high levels of consumption and production may lead to an overall increase in prices. Indeed, the Fed uses a measure of inflation derived from the PCE as their primary gauge of inflation.
30-Sep-22 10:42 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisNext: 28-Oct-22
US Core Consumer Spending PCE
rose
0.6% in Aug
0.6%
0.0%
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The US Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes seasonally adjusted data for Personal Consumption Expenditures monthly. A healthy Personal Spending figure means that consumers are buying goods and services, fueling the economy and spurring output growth. The report is particularly valued for forecasting inflationary pressures. Taken in excess these high levels of consumption and production may lead to an overall increase in prices. Indeed, the Fed uses a measure of inflation derived from the PCE as their primary gauge of inflation.
30-Sep-22 10:42 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisNext: 28-Oct-22
US Personal Income
rose
0.3% in Aug
0.3%
0.3%
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The US Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes seasonally adjusted data for Personal Income monthly.
30-Sep-22 10:42 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisNext: 28-Oct-22
US Disposable Income
rose
0.4% in Aug
0.4%
0.2%
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The US Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes seasonally adjusted data for Disposable Personal Income monthly.
30-Sep-22 10:42 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisNext: 01-Nov-22
US Consumer Confidence
rose
to 58.6 in Sep, up from 58.2 in Aug
58.6
58.2
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Final:
The Surveys of Consumers is a rotating panel survey based on a nationally representative sample that gives each household in the coterminous U.S. an equal probability of being selected. Interviews are conducted throughout the month by telephone. The minimum monthly change required for significance at the 95% level in the Sentiment Index is 4.8 points; for Current and Expectations Index the minimum is 6 points.
30-Sep-22 10:08 AM ET - Thompson Reuters U. MichiganNext: 28-Oct-22
US Corporate Profits
rose
7.7% in Q2 (vs. Q2 2021), to $3.00 Trillion/yr
7.7%
15.2%
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Corporate profits represents the portion of the total income earned from current production that is accounted for by U.S. corporations. The estimates of corporate profits are an integral part of the national income and product accounts (NIPAs), a set of accounts prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) that provides a logical and consistent framework for presenting statistics on U.S. economic activity.
29-Sep-22 10:26 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisNext: 22-Dec-22
US Real GDP
contracted
at an annualized rate of 0.6% in Q2
-0.6%
-1.6%
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A comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP measures the value of the final goods and services produced in the United States (without double counting the intermediate goods and services used up to produce them). Changes in GDP are the most popular indicator of the nation's overall economic health.
29-Sep-22 10:23 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisNext: 22-Dec-22
Initial Unemployment Claims
fell
7.7% for the week ending Sep 24, to 193,000
193,000
209,000
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The US Department of Labor's Office of Unemployment Insurance publishes a report of unemployment insurance claims each Thursday. The figure reported here is the seasonally-adjusted number of people filing for unemployment insurance benefits the first time during the prior week (ending Saturday).
29-Sep-22 10:20 AM ET - US Dept of LaborNext: 06-Oct-22
30-Yr Fixed Mortgage Rate
rose
to 6.70% on Sep 29, up from 6.29% on Sep 22
6.70%
6.29%
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Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) surveys lenders each week on the rates and points for their most popular 30-year fixed-rate, 15-year fixed-rate, 5/1 hybrid amortizing adjustable-rate, and 1-year amortizing adjustable-rate mortgage products. The survey is based on first-lien prime conventional conforming mortgages with a loan-to-value of 80 percent. In addition, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) products are indexed to U.S. Treasury yields and lenders are asked for both the initial coupon rate and points as well as the margin on the ARM products.
29-Sep-22 10:11 AM ET - Freddie MacNext: 06-Oct-22
15-Yr Fixed Mortgage Rate
rose
to 5.96% on Sep 29, up from 5.44% on Sep 22
5.96%
5.44%
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Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) surveys lenders each week on the rates and points for their most popular 30-year fixed-rate, 15-year fixed-rate, 5/1 hybrid amortizing adjustable-rate, and 1-year amortizing adjustable-rate mortgage products. The survey is based on first-lien prime conventional conforming mortgages with a loan-to-value of 80 percent. In addition, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) products are indexed to U.S. Treasury yields and lenders are asked for both the initial coupon rate and points as well as the margin on the ARM products.
29-Sep-22 10:11 AM ET - Freddie MacNext: 06-Oct-22
5-Yr ARM
rose
to 5.30% on Sep 29, up from 4.97% on Sep 22
5.30%
4.97%
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Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) surveys lenders each week on the rates and points for their most popular 30-year fixed-rate, 15-year fixed-rate, 5/1 hybrid amortizing adjustable-rate, and 1-year amortizing adjustable-rate mortgage products. The survey is based on first-lien prime conventional conforming mortgages with a loan-to-value of 80 percent. In addition, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) products are indexed to U.S. Treasury yields and lenders are asked for both the initial coupon rate and points as well as the margin on the ARM products.
29-Sep-22 10:10 AM ET - Freddie MacNext: 06-Oct-22
Mortgage Application Volume
fell
3.7% for the week ending Sep 21
-3.7%
3.8%
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The survey covers over 75 percent of all U.S. retail residential mortgage applications, and has been conducted weekly since 1990. Respondents include mortgage bankers, commercial banks and thrifts. Base period and value for all indexes is March 16, 1990=100.
28-Sep-22 11:12 AM ET - MBANext: 05-Oct-22
New Home Sales
rose
28.8% in Aug, to 685,000/yr
685,000
532,000
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This page provides national and regional data on the number of new single-family houses sold and for sale. It also provides national data on median and average prices, the number of houses sold and for sale by stage of construction, and other statistics. The data are from the Survey of Construction (SOC), which is partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
28-Sep-22 11:10 AM ET - USCBNext: 26-Oct-22
Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index
rose
16.1% in Jul vs. previous year, to 316.28
16.1%
18.7%
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The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are the leading measures for the US residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions.
27-Sep-22 9:11 AM ET - Standard & Poor'sNext: 25-Oct-22
Existing Home Sales
fell
0.4% in Aug, to 4,800,000/yr, the lowest level since Jun 2020
4,800,000
4,820,000
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The Existing-Home Sales data measures sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation overall, and gives breakdowns for the West, Midwest, South, and Northeast regions of the country. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes.
21-Sep-22 10:12 AM ET - National Association of RealtorsNext: 20-Oct-22
Home Sales Inventory
fell
3.0% in Aug, to 3.2 months
3.2
3.3
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The Existing-Home Sales data measures sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation overall, and gives breakdowns for the West, Midwest, South, and Northeast regions of the country. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes.
21-Sep-22 10:12 AM ET - National Association of RealtorsNext: 20-Oct-22
Canada Inflation
fell
to 6.9% in Aug, down from 7.6% in Jul
6.9%
7.6%
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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) represents changes in prices as experienced by Canadian consumers. It measures price change by comparing, through time, the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services.

The goods and services in the CPI basket are divided into 8 major components: Food; Shelter; Household operations, furnishings and equipment; Clothing and footwear; Transportation; Health and personal care; Recreation, education and reading, and Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and recreational cannabis. CPI data are published at various levels of geography including Canada, the ten provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit, and select cities.

20-Sep-22 10:31 AM ET - Statistics CanadaNext: 19-Oct-22
Housing Starts
rose
12.2% in Aug, to 1,575,000/yr
1,575,000
1,404,000
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This page provides national and regional data on the number of new housing units authorized by building permits; authorized, but not started; started; under construction; and completed. The data are for new, privately-owned housing units, excluding "HUD-code" manufactured (mobile) homes. The data are from the Building Permits Survey, and from the Survey of Construction (SOC), which is partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Local building permit data may be found on the Building Permits Survey webpage.
20-Sep-22 10:31 AM ET - USCBNext: 19-Oct-22
EU Inflation (HICP)
rose
to 0.6% in Aug, up from 0.1% in Jul
0.6%
0.1%
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The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is an indicator of inflation and price stability for the European Central Bank (ECB).
16-Sep-22 9:38 AM ET - EurostatNext: 19-Oct-22
US Retail Sales
rose
0.3% in Aug, to $683.3 Billion
0.3%
0.0%
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The Monthly State Retail Sales (MSRS) is the Census Bureau's new experimental data product featuring modeled state-level retail sales. This is a blended data product using Monthly Retail Trade Survey data, administrative data, and third-party data. Year-over-year percent changes are available for Total Retail Sales excluding Nonstore Retailers as well as 11 retail North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) retail subsectors. These data are provided by state and NAICS codes beginning with January 2019. The Census Bureau plans to continue to improve the methodology to be able to publish more data in the future.
15-Sep-22 9:21 AM ET - USCBNext: 14-Oct-22
US Producer/Wholesale Price Index
fell
1.0% in Aug, the largest drop since Apr 2020
-1.0%
-0.5%
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The Producer Price Index (PPI) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a family of indexes that measure the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller. This contrasts with other measures, such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI). CPIs measure price change from the purchaser's perspective. Sellers' and purchasers' prices can differ due to government subsidies, sales and excise taxes, and distribution costs.
14-Sep-22 11:57 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsNext: 12-Oct-22
UK Producer/Wholesale Price Inflation
fell
to -1.2% in Aug, down from 0.1% in Jul & the lowest since May 2020
-1.2%
0.1%
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Changes in the prices of goods bought and sold by UK manufacturers including input and output prices. Also includes quarterly estimates of changes in prices charged for services provided to UK-based customers for a range of industries.
14-Sep-22 11:54 AM ET - UK Office of National StatisticsNext: 19-Oct-22
UK Inflation
fell
to 8.6% in Aug, down from 8.8% in Jul
8.6%
8.8%
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The rate of inflation is the change in prices for goods and services over time. Measures of inflation and prices include consumer price inflation, producer price inflation and the House Price Index.
14-Sep-22 11:54 AM ET - UK Office of National StatisticsNext: 19-Oct-22
US Treasury reported a
deficit
of $220 Billion in Aug, the highest deficit in 13 mos
-$220
-$211
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The US Treasury publishes the Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) at 2:00 PM on the 8th business day of each month.

The MTS summarizes the financial activities of the federal government and off-budget federal entities in accordance with the Budget of the U.S. Government, inlcuding:

  • Receipts and outlays
  • Surplus or deficit
  • Means of financing on a modified cash basis

Data provided by federal entities, disbursing officers, and Federal Reserve Banks.

13-Sep-22 4:08 PM ET - US Department of the TreasuryNext: 11-Oct-22
UK Unemployment Rate
fell
to 3.6% in Aug, down from 3.8% in Jul
3.6%
3.8%
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Estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK.
13-Sep-22 10:39 AM ET - UK Office of National StatisticsNext: 11-Oct-22
Overall US Inflation
rose
0.1% in Aug
0.1%
0.0%
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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
  • (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise approximately 29 percent of the total population and
  • (2) the CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 88 percent of the total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
13-Sep-22 8:33 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsNext: 13-Oct-22
Core US Inflation
rose
0.6% in Aug
0.6%
0.3%
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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
  • (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise approximately 29 percent of the total population and
  • (2) the CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 88 percent of the total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
13-Sep-22 8:33 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsNext: 13-Oct-22
EU GDP
grew
at an annualized rate of 5.2% in Q2
5.2%
5.4%
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European Union gross domestic product (GDP) is published by the Europan Central Bank at market prices. It is a measure of the economic activity, defined as the value of all goods and services produced less the value of any goods or services used in their creation. The calculation of the annual growth rate of GDP volume is intended to allow comparisons of the dynamics of economic development both over time and between economies of different sizes.
12-Sep-22 10:53 AM ET - ECBNext: 19-Oct-22
UK GDP
grew
0.2% in the 3 months to Jul
0.2%
-0.6%
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The UK Office for National Statistics publishes Preliminary Estimates of GDP approximately one month after the end of a given quarter, followed by Second Estimates a month later and the Final Estimates a month after that.
12-Sep-22 10:53 AM ET - UK Office of National StatisticsNext: 12-Oct-22
Canada Unemployment Rate
fell
to 7.1% in Aug, down from 7.4% in Jul
7.1%
7.4%
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The Canadian unemployment rate is reported monthly by Statistics Canada.
09-Sep-22 10:46 AM ET - Statistics CanadaNext: 07-Oct-22
Durable Goods Total New Orders
fell
0.1% in Jul
-0.1%
2.0%
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Full Report:
The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends.
02-Sep-22 10:39 AM ET - USCBNext: 04-Oct-22
Capital Goods Core Capex
rose
0.5% in Jul
0.5%
0.7%
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Full Report:
The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends.
02-Sep-22 10:39 AM ET - USCBNext: 04-Oct-22
US Unemployment Rate
rose
to 3.7% in Aug, up from 3.5% in Jul & the highest in 6 mos
3.7%
3.5%
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The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
02-Sep-22 9:55 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsNext: 07-Oct-22
US NonFarm Payroll
rose
315,000 in Aug
315,000
526,000
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The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
02-Sep-22 9:55 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsNext: 07-Oct-22
US Construction Spending
fell
0.4% in Jul, to $1777.3 Billion/yr
-0.4%
-1.1%
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The Value of Construction Put in Place Survey provides monthly estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the U.S. The United States Code, Title 13, authorizes this program. The survey covers construction work done each month on new structures or improvements to existing structures for private and public sectors. Data estimates include the cost of labor and materials, cost of architectural and engineering work, overhead costs, interest and taxes paid during construction, and contractor's profits. Data collection and estimation activities begin on the first day after the reference month and continue for about three weeks. Reported data and estimates are for activity taking place during the previous calendar month. The survey has been conducted monthly since 1964.
01-Sep-22 10:03 AM ET - USCBNext: 03-Oct-22
US Productivity
decreased
at an annualized rate of 4.1% in Q2
-4.1%
-7.3%
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Productivity and cost measures are regularly revised as more complete information becomes available. The measures are first published within 40 days of the close of the reference period; revisions appear 30 days later, and second revisions after an additional 60 days. In the business sector, the third publication (second revision) of a quarterly index of output per hour of all persons has differed from the initial value by between -1.4 and 1.4 index points approximately 95 percent of the time. This interval is based on the performance of this measure between the fourth quarter of 1995 and the third quarter of 2020.
01-Sep-22 9:55 AM ET - U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsNext: 07-Dec-22
Canada GDP
grew
at an annualized rate of 4.7% in Jun
4.7%
5.6%
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Canadian GDP is reported monthly by Statistics Canada. The annual growth rate is the percentage change of current-month GDP at basic prices from the same month one year ago.
31-Aug-22 10:09 AM ET - Statistics CanadaNext: 01-Oct-22
ADP NonFarm Payroll
rose
132,000 in Aug
132,000
128,000
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Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Moody's Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP's actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.
31-Aug-22 10:03 AM ET - ADPNext: 05-Oct-22
ISM Manufacturing Index
fell
to 60.6% in Jun, down from 61.2% in May
60.6%
61.2%
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he ISM manufacturing index, also known as the purchasing managers' index (PMI), is a monthly indicator of U.S. economic activity based on a survey of purchasing managers at more than 300 manufacturing firms. It is considered to be a key indicator of the state of the U.S. economy.
01-Jul-21 5:33 PM ET - Institute of Supply ManagementNext: 01-Oct-21
1-Yr ARM
remained at
2.68% on Dec 31
2.68%
2.68%
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Mortgage Rates Top Four Percent

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 31, 2015) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates moving higher with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage breaking above four percent for the first time in five months.

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.01 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending December 31, 2015, up from last week when it averaged 3.96 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.87 percent. 

  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.24 percent with an average 0.6 point, up from 3.22 percent last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.15 percent. 

  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.08 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.06 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.01 percent.

  • 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.68 percent this week with an average 0.2 point, unchanged from last week. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.40 percent. 

Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following links for the Regional and National Mortgage Rate Details and Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.

As of January 1, 2016, the PMMS will no longer provide results for the 1-year ARM. Additionally, the regional breakouts will not be provided for the 30-year and 15-year fixed rate mortgages, and the 5/1 Hybrid ARM.

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Attributed to Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac.

"In the final week of 2015, Treasury yields jumped reacting in part to strong consumer confidence in December. In response, the 30-year mortgage rate rose 5 basis points to 4.01 percent, ending a 5-month span below 4 percent. After averaging 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, we expect the 30-year mortgage rate to average 4.7 percent for the fourth quarter of 2016."

Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Additional information is available at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog FreddieMac.com/blog.



31-Dec-15 10:48 AM ET - Freddie MacNext: 07-Jan-16