Economic Statistics for 8 Oct 15
Chain stores—at least those that still report monthly sales results—are reporting slightly higher rates of year-over-year sales growth for September.
Initial weekly jobless claims fell 13,000 to 263,000. The 4-week average fell 3,000 to 267,500. Continuing claims rose 9,000 to 2.204 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 1.8 points to 44.8 in the latest week.
The Fed’s balance sheet rose $2.1 billion last week, with total assets of $4.486 trillion. Reserve bank credit fell $-1.3 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply fell by $-46.6 billion in the latest week.