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July 2022 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators continued to present uncertainty in June, as the unemployment rate remained constant at 3.6% for the fourth month in a row and the labor force participation rate remained at 62.2%. The Consumer Confidence Index decreased by 4.5 points to its lowest level since February 2021...

June 2022 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators revealed uncertainty in May, as the unemployment rate remained constant at 3.6% and the labor force participation rate increased. The Consumer Confidence Index decreased as the United States continues to experience record-high inflation led by oil prices which rose 9.5% in the month of May....

May 2022 Middle Market Monitor

The prospect of the Federal Reserve implementing tighter monetary policy negatively impacted the financial markets in April. While unemployment remained low at 3.6%, consumer confidence experienced a slight decrease from March. Public markets saw a significant decline, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine continues to drive global...

April 2022 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators showed promise in March, as the unemployment rate fell, and the Consumer Confidence Index rose as the United States continues to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and the fallout from the war in Ukraine. Over the course of the month, the Consumer Price Index...

March 2022 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were mixed in February as the U.S. economy embraces easing of COVID restrictions, adjusts to inflationary pressures, and, following Russia’s attack on Ukraine on February 24th, reacts to quickly changing global situations. The Consumer Price Index increased, and the Consumer Confidence Index declined slightly, while...

February 2022 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were mixed in January as the U.S. continued to struggle with the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. The Consumer Price Index increased, and the Consumer Confidence Index decreased, while the unemployment remained steady over the month. The public markets saw a loss with the...

January 2022 Middle Market Monitor

Despite ongoing concerns relating to inflation, supply chain disruptions, and the accelerating spread of the Omicron variation of COVID-19, economic indicators showed continued improvement in December 2021, with unemployment dropping to 3.9% and consumer confidence continuing to grow stronger. Public markets and M&A closed out the year...

November 2021 Middle Market Monitor

The economic recovery improved in October as the U.S. saw a decrease in COVID-19 cases and a return to normalcy. The Consumer Confidence Index and Consumer Price Index both rose sharply from September. The unemployment rate continued to decrease, while remaining above pre-pandemic levels. The stock market...

October 2021 Middle Market Monitor

The economic recovery slowed in September as the U.S. encountered uncertainly relating to both rising COVID-19 cases and inflation risks. The Consumer Confidence Index declined further from August while the Consumer Price Index rose in September by 0.4%. The unemployment rate continued to decrease, while remaining above...

September 2021 Middle Market Monitor

The economic recovery stalled in August as the U.S. battled an uptick in COVID-19 cases. The Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply from July while the Consumer Price Index rose in August by 0.3%. The unemployment rate continued to decrease, while remaining above pre-pandemic levels. The stock market...

CRO Report: Q2 2021

An in-depth look at the CRO sector for Q2, 2021. Mirus' partners use their expertise and experience to take a closer look at industry news, transactions, and state of the industry in our quarterly industry report.

July 2021 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were generally positive throughout the month of June, as the U.S. showed continuing signs of economic recovery. The Consumer Confidence Index rose sharply from May. The unemployment rate remained flat, after a decline in May. The S&P 500 also rose in June.

June 2021 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators stayed positive throughout the month of May, as the U.S. showed continuing signs of economic recovery. The Consumer Confidence Index dipped slightly while the Consumer Price Index increased. The unemployment rate has also declined. Indices including the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial and the...

May 2021 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were mostly positive in April as the U.S. continues its recovery with 32% of the population fully vaccinated and doses continuing to be rolled out. The Consumer Price Index and the Consumer Confidence Index increased, while the unemployment rate decreased over the month. Public markets...

April 2021 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were extremely positive in March as the U.S. continues its recovery and COVID-19 vaccinations accelerate. The Consumer Price Index and the Consumer Confidence Index increased, while the unemployment rate decreased over the month. Public markets and M&A activity saw increases across most indicators.

March 2021 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were mostly positive in February as the U.S. continues its recovery, with initial doses of the Moderna and Pifzer vaccines starting to be rolled out. The Consumer Price Index and the Consumer Confidence Index increased, while the unemployment rate decreased over the month. Public markets...