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.