Economic Statistics for 4 Apr 13
Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was essentially unchanged in the latest week, at -34.1.
The Challenger Job-Cut Report reports that there were 49,255 announced layoff in March, substantially higher than the year-ago total of 37,880.
Initial jobless claims rose a sharp 28,000 to 385,000. The 4-week average rose 11,250 to 354,250. Continuing claims fell 8,000 to 3.067 million.