Import Price Index MoM
Import Price Index YoY
Initial Jobless Claims
Continuing Jobless Claims
Let the conspiracy theorists begin their rants.
The Initial Jobless Claims looks like another outlier on first glance. According to the Labor Department one state accounted for most of the plunge in claims. The four-week moving average for jobless claims, a much less-volatile measure, fell to 364,000 from 375,000. The number of people continuing to collect jobless benefits dropped by 15,000 to 3.27 million.
The Trade Deficit widened in August. Chalk that up to a stagnant economy in Europe and slower growth in China and other emerging markets.
Import prices increased in September and the prior number was revised upward also. Year on Year the decrease in Import Prices was cut in half.
Assistant State Treasurer
Chief Investment Officer
State of Louisiana
Department of the Treasury