Consumer Confidence

New Home Sales Rise. Consumer Confidence Falls.

Jobless Claims (week ended 12/22/2012) – Initial Claims 350,000.  Previous was revised to 362,000 – 4-week Moving Average 356,750 Data for last week may not be reliable. There were 2 days off and data was collected for only 31 states.  The others were estimated. New Home Sales (November 2012) – Sales were 377,000 (seasonally adjusted,