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Economic Statistics for 25 Apr 13

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

Initial Jobless claims fell 16,000 to 339,000 this week, while the 4-week average fell 3,725 to 357,500. Continuing claims fell 93,000 to 3.0 million.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.7 to -29.9 last week, still one of the highest levels in 4 years.

The Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index remained at -5 in April, as activity in the district continued to slow.

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