Economic Statistics for 6 Jun 13
Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:
The Challenger Job-Cut Report shows that layoff announcements fell about 1,600 to 36,398 in May.
Initial jobless claims fell 11,000 to 346,000 last week. The 4-week average rose 5,250 to 352,500. Continuing claims fell 52,000 to 2.952 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index held at its five and a half year high of -29.7.