Economic Statistics for 12 Nov 15
The Labor Department’s JOLTS survey rose to 5.526 million job openings in September from a revised 5.377 million in August.
The Treasury reports that October’s budget deficit was $-136.5 billion, 12.2% higher than last October. Total spending was up 3.9% on the year.
Initial weekly jobless claims were unchanged at 276,000. The 4-week average rose 5,000 to 267,750. Continuing claims rose 5,000 to 2.174 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 0.5 points to 41.6 in the latest week.
The Fed’s balance sheet rose $2.3 billion last week, with total assets of $4.492 trillion. Reserve bank credit rose $1.5 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply rose by $28.4 billion in the latest week.