Economic Statistics for 20 Feb 14
The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in January. The "core" CPI, which excludes food and energy, also rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, both the headline and core CPI rose 1.6%.
Initial jobless claims fell 3,000 to 336,000. The 4-week average rose 1,750 to 338,500, while continuing claims rose 37,000 to 2.981 million.
Markit Economics’ PMI Manufacturing Index Flash for February rose 3 points to 56.7.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 0.1 points to -30.6 in the latest week.
The Philadelphia Fed Survey’s general conditions index was very negative, dropping to -6.3 in February from January’s 9.4.
The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators rose 0.3% in January.
The Fed’s balance sheet rose $29.8 billion last week, with total assets of $4.149 trillion. Reserve Bank credit increased $35.5 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply rose by $41.3 billion in the latest week.