Key Economic Indicators – April 14, 2014

  • The federal government budget ran a deficit of $36.9 billion in March, after a deficit of $193.5 billion in the previous month.
  • The advance figure for initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased 32 thousand to 300 thousand in the week ending April 5.
  • The producer price index for final demand (headline index) increased 0.5% in March, while the core index increased 0.6%. The producer price index for final demand increased 1.4% from March 2013.
  • The import price index rose 0.6% in March, while the export price index increased 0.8%. The import price index decreased 0.6% from March 2013, while export prices increased 0.2%.
  • The results of Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey of March 27th showed average fixed mortgage rates up a bit from last week.
  • Mortgage applications decreased 1.6% from a week earlier, according to data from Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending April 4th.

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