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Economic Statistics for 18 Apr 13

Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:

Initial jobless claims rose 4,000 to 352,000, and the 4-week average rose 3,250 to 361,250. Continuing claims  fell 35,000 to 3.068 million.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to -29.2, the highest level in 5 years.

The Philadelphia Fed Survey fell -0.7 points to 1.3.

The Conference Board’s index of leading economic indicators came in at minus 0.1% in March.

Dale Franks
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