Lack of reliable, consistent relationship between leading and lagging indicator
Cement deliveries represent a lagging indicator
for construction permits, which dropped by 11.
The unemployment rate is considered a lagging indicator
Although real estate is largely a lagging indicator
, there are market barometers that nevertheless influence real estate conditions.
In this, alas, Chicago is every bit as much a lagging indicator
as it is in population.
Our oversized military thus is a lagging indicator
, a sign of our weakness, not strength, and our current aggressive foreign policy stems from our need to hide our vulnerability mad to maintain our reputation as, in Secretary Albright's words, "the indispensable power.
Private spending on new construction is a lagging indicator
that Hill soon enter an uptrend due to the sustained rise in corporate profits that began last year.
While economists are still leery of calling tiffs solid evidence of a self-sustained recovery in the US, it does indicate that even the labor market, a lagging indicator
of any recovery, is showing signs of bottoming out.
According to Bush administration shills like Rush Limbaugh, job growth is always a lagging indicator
of an economic recovery.
Since the unemployment rate is a lagging indicator
(a variable used to confirm that a stage of the economic cycle has already occurred), the employment picture won't brighten until more of the forward-looking leading indicators (such as housing starts or durable goods orders) improve.
Business failures generally are considered a lagging indicator
of economic conditions.
Based on those statistics, the conincident to lagging indicator
ranked superior to the other sixteen indicators examined in its ability to call business cycle turning points.