Definitions for "LAGGING INDICATORS"
statistics that follow changes in economic activity to provide evidence of direction. Page 3
Economic data that trail the economy, rising or falling after the economy has shifted. Examples of lagging indicators include expenditures for new plants and equipment, commercial and industrial loans outstanding, and unemployment rates for medium and long-term unemployed.
Economic variables which tend to follow movements in the economy as a whole (eg. trade figures) and whose publication confirms things that have already happened rather than pointing to emerging trends. (Opposite of Leading Indicators).
A real estate owner's right, usually granted by statute, to seize and encumber property on its tenant's premises for satisfaction of unpaid rent due the real estate owner by the indebted tenant.