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Interest Rates and Weekly Indicators

Indicator

Week
Ending
Current
Value
Week
Ago
Year
Ago
Interest Rates (pct.)
  Prime Rate May 3 3.25 3.25 3.25
  Federal Funds May 3 0.13 0.15 0.14
  90-Day CD May 3 0.20 0.20 0.27
  90-Day T Bill May 3 0.05 0.05 0.09
  10-Year T Bond May 3 1.70 1.73 1.95
  20-Year T Bond May 3 2.49 2.50 2.72
  Corp. AAA Indus. Bonds May 3 3.69 3.70 3.95
  90-Day LIBOR rate, Euro $ May 3 0.28 0.28 0.44
Daily Commodity Prices
  Gold ($/troy oz., London) May 3 1476.50 1462.25 1590.00
  Oil (West Texas Int.),        
    ($/bbl.) May 3 95.61 93.00 97.08
Steel Production
  (thous. of net tons) May 4 1,844 1,866 1,963
Unemployment Claims (thous.) May 4 323 327 370

Note: All figures are not seasonally adjusted.