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Economic Statistics for 18 Jul 13

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

Initial jobless claims fell 24,000 to 334,000. The 4-week average fell 5175 to 346,000, while continuing claims rose 91,000 to 3.114 million.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell a point to -28.4 in the latest week.

The Philadelphia Fed Survey rose more than 7 points to 19.8, the strongest rate of monthly growth in the Mid-Atlantic region since March 2011.

The Conference Board’s index of Leading Indicators remained unchanged for June.

The Fed reports that M2 money supply fell by $-8.8 billion in the latest week.

The Fed’s balance sheet expanded $33.8 billion last week, while Reserve Bank credit rose $21.3 billion. Total assets were $3.538 trillion.

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Dale Franks
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