2007-12-06 Initial Jobless Claims

Initial Jobless Claims (Dec 1)

Survey 335K
Actual 338K
Prior 352K
Revised 353K

Down from the week before, chart still looks like a modest up move has taken place. Still comfortably below the 375-400K level that would signal a slowdown.

2007-12-06 Continuing Claims

Continuing Claims (Nov 24)

Survey 2620K
Actual 2599K
Prior 2665K
Revised 2658K

Also backing off from last week’s mini spike and not a problem for the fed at current levels.

2007-12-06 Mortgage Deliquencies

Mortgage Delinquencies (3Q)

Survey n/a
Actual 5.59%
Prior 5.12%
Revised n/a


Delinquencies up some, but probably not far from fed expectations.

2007-12-06 ICSC Chain Store Sales YoY

ICSC Chain Store Sales YoY

Survey 2.4%
Actual 3.5%
Prior 5.12%
Revised n/a


These look fine – up a touch and no sign of collapse.


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