Economic Statistics for 12 Aug 15
The MBA reports that mortgage applications rose 0.1% last week, with purchases down -4.0% and refis up 3.0%.
The Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations Index fell -0.2%, with businesses now expecting annual inflation of 1.8%.
The Labor Department’s JOLTS report shows that job openings fell to 5.249 million in June from 5.357 million in May.
The Treasury reports that July’s budget deficit totaled $149.2 billion. The Fiscal Year to date deficit stands at $428.0 billion vs $460.5 billion a year ago.