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Economic Statistics for 4 Apr 13

Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was essentially unchanged in the latest week, at -34.1.

The Challenger Job-Cut Report reports that there were 49,255 announced layoff in March, substantially higher than the year-ago total of 37,880.

Initial jobless claims rose a sharp 28,000 to 385,000. The 4-week average rose 11,250 to 354,250. Continuing claims fell 8,000 to 3.067 million.

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Dale Franks
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