Economic Statistics for 17 Apr 14
Weekly initial jobless claims fell 4,000 to 300,000. The 4-week average fell 4,250 to 312,000. Continuing claims fell 11,000 to 2.739 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 2.8 points to -29.1 in the latest week.
The Philadelphia Fed Survey rose from 9.0 to 16.6 in April.
The Fed’s balance sheet rose $39.8 billion last week, with total assets of $4.284 trillion. Total reserve bank credit rose by $39.7 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply rose $41.5 billion in the latest week.