Economic Statistics for 27 Nov 13
The MBA reports that mortgage applications fell -0.3% last week, with purchases down -0.2% and re-fis up 0.1%.
Durable goods orders dropped -2.0% in October, with ex-transportation orders also down -0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, orders are up 5.3%, while orders ex-transportation are up 4.3%.
Initial jobless claims fell 10,000 to 316,000. The 4-week average fell 7,500 to 331,750, while continuing claims fell 91,000 to 2.776 million.
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index fell from 0.14 to -0.18 for October.
The Chicago Purchasing Manager’s Index fell -2.9 points in November to 63.0.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose a point to -33.7 in the latest week.
The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index rose 3.1 points to 75.1 in November.
The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators rose 0.2% in October.