Economic Statistics for 9 Jul 15
Chain stores today are reporting mostly stronger rates of year-on-year sales growth in June.
Initial weekly jobless claims rose 15,000 to 297,000. The 4-week average rose 4,750 to 279,500. Continuing claims rose 69,000 to 2.334 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.5 points to 43.5 in the latest week.
The Fed’s balance sheet rose $2.2 billion last week, with total assets of $4.481 trillion. Reserve bank credit rose $1.2 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply rose by $19.8 billion in the latest week.