Key Economic Indicators – September 12, 2016


  • Consumer credit posted gains in September.
  • The number of job openings increased to 5.9 million on the last day of July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The advance figure for initial claims for unemployment insurance was 259 thousand in the week ending September 3, a decrease of 4 thousand from the previous week’s level. The 4-week moving average was 261.25 thousand, a decrease of 1.75 thousand from the previous week’s average.
  • Mortgage applications increased 0.9% from a week earlier, according to data from Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending September 42nd.
  • The FED’s “Beige Book” indicated modest to moderate growth.

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