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Economic Statistics for 02 Oct 13

The MBA reports that mortgage applications fell 0.4% last week, with purchases down 6.0% but re-fis up 3.0%.

ADP reports that September private-sector job growth was weaker than expected, with only 166,000 private sector jobs created.

Gallup’s U.S. Job Creation Index fell a point to 21 in September.

Confirmation of the private sector jobs reports would usually come from the government’s official statistics on the first Friday of the month, but the government shutdown may delay the release of the BLS’s September Employment Situation.

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