Last week’s economic reports included readings on sales of new and previously-owned homes. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released.
New Home Sales Fall in May
New home sales dropped to their lowest reading in a year in May with 769,000 new single-family homes sold on a seasonally adjusted annual basis. May’s reading was 5.90 percent lower than April’s reading of 817,000 sales but was 9.20 percent higher year-over-year.