Economic Statistics for 30 Jun 16
The volatile Chicago Purchasing Manager’s Index jumped from 49.3 to 56.8 in June.
Initial weekly jobless claims rose 10,000 to 268,000. The 4-week average is unchanged at 266,750. Continuing claims fell 20,000 to 2.120 million.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.3 points to 43.9 in the latest week.
The Fed’s balance sheet fell $-15.5 billion last week, with total assets of $4.467 trillion. Reserve bank credit fell $-2.2 billion.
The Fed reports that M2 money supply rose by $18.1 billion in the latest week.