FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sep. 24, 2021
CONTACT: Pam Campbell
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the September Services Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that the pace of Tenth District services growth continued to ease but remained positive, and activity was expected to increase at a moderate pace over the next six months.
“Regional services activity expanded again in September,” said Wilkerson. “Many firms continued to report staffing shortages as the demand for goods and services has increased. Contacts also reported higher input and selling prices.”
The Kansas City Fed’s monthly Survey of Tenth District Services provides information on several indicators of activity including sales, revenue, employment and capital spending, while identifying changes in prices of input materials and selling prices. Survey participants represent a variety of industries, including retail and wholesale trade, automobile dealers, transportation, information, high-tech and professional services, real estate, education, restaurants, health services, tourism and other services firms. Historical data, results from past surveys and release dates for future surveys are available at External Linkwww.kansascityfed.org/surveys/services-survey/.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City serves the Tenth Federal Reserve District, encompassing the western third of Missouri; all of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming; and the northern half of New Mexico. As part of the nation’s central bank, the Bank participates in setting national monetary policy, supervising and regulating numerous commercial banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services to depository institutions. More information is available online at External Linkwww.kansascityfed.org.