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Economic Statistics for 31 Dec 14

Initial weekly jobless claims rose 17,000 to 298,000. The 4-week average rose 500 to 290,750. Continuing claims fell 53,000 to 2.353  million.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.4 points to 42.7 in the latest week.

The NAR’s Pending Home Sales index rose 0.8 points in November, to 104.8.

The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index  fell -2.5 points to 58.3 in December.

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One Response to Economic Statistics for 31 Dec 14

  • As of the last day of 2014, total US debt soared by $98 billion in one day (driven again by Social Security debt surging on the last day of the month to a record $5.117 trillion), and closing off 2014 with a new all time high total of $18.141 trillion in Federal debt – an increase of $136 billion in the month of December and $790 billion for all of 2014.

    … so much for the $454 billion deficit figure