However, McDaniel said that while lagging economic indicators
such as gross receipts and unemployment reports show expansion has occurred, a few leading indicators point to a potential slowdown in economic activity.
When evaluating the health of the economy, there are both leading and lagging economic indicators
In a global threat assessment report submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said, "The leadership transition in Beijing continues to unfold as Chinese leaders grapple with a confluence of domestic problems -- including lagging economic indicators
, corruption and pressure for political reform -- that are fueling fears about the potential for serious domestic unrest."
Now, according to keynote speaker Narendra Mulani, managing director for Accenture's supply chain management service line, high energy costs, environmental concerns, and lagging economic indicators
are forcing supply chain managers to bring those things a little closer to the vest through a process called "near-shoring."
Other lagging economic indicators
, such as employment and capital (business) spending, are often mistakenly viewed as primary economic drivers that deceive the unwary into remaining positive well past the peak in the economy or remaining pessimistic well beyond the trough.
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The Cabinet Office also said the indexes of leading and lagging economic indicators
were below 50% in the reporting month, the first time since October 1998 that all three indexes have been below the 50% line.
Japan's index of lagging economic indicators
for August has been revised upward to 50.0% from a preliminary 41.7%, reaching the boom-or-bust threshold of 50% for the first time in four months, the Economic Planning Agency (EPA) said Wednesday.
The concept of the project was to develop a system of leading, coincident, and lagging economic indicators
for the major industrial countries which would be comparable to those already developed for the United States.
"In addition to the revenue picture, leading and lagging economic indicators
paint a positive picture for the state's economy."<br />During the fiscal year, gross receipts to the treasury increased by $1.2 billion, or 11.1 percent, from the previous fiscal year.