Jobless insurance claims

Today’s North American Data

August 11, 2011

More evidence of a softening Western Hemisphere economy has surfaced.  Trade flows contracted in June in both the United States and Canada.  U.S. consumer confidence sank to a 3-month low last week, but the latest data on unemployment insurance claims were better than anticipated, providing a rare bright spot.  Unlike U.S. housing prices, their Canadian […] More

U.S. Data Today Add to the Dismal Overnight Releases

June 23, 2011

Weak European data and the befuddlement of officials set a gloomy market tone before the United States opened.  Three U.S. economic indicators released this morning haven’t helped the mood. New jobless insurance claims totaled 429K in the week of June 18 and averaged 426.5K over the past four reported weeks.  In sequential four-week periods, the […] More