Economic Statistics for 5 Apr 16
Imports rose 1.3%, while exports rose only 1.0% in February, widening the International Trade gap to $-47.1 billion for the month.
The Gallup Economic Confidence Index rose to -10 from -13 in March.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales increase fell to 0.6% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 1.5%.
The PMI Services Index rose 1.6 points to 51.3 in March.
The ISM non-manufacturing index rose a sharp 1.1 points in March to a 54.5.
The Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey fell to 5.445 million in February, from January’s 5.541 million.