Mortgage rates held steady Thursday in quiet trading. This morning, weekly Jobless Claims came in at 370,000, above the consensus forecast of 365,000. The Philly Fed index, a business outlook survey of manufacturers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, fell to -5.8, much worse than expected. Readings below zero indicate contraction in the manufacturing sector. Leading Indicators fell 0.1%, below expectations. Freddie Mac reported that average 30-year fixed rates fell to a new record low of 3.79% with 0.7 “points” last week. No other key data will be released today.