Industry Dashboard for April 4, 2011

The March unemployment rate shaved a tenth of a percentage point, but the March consumer confidence index shaved even more.

The Labor Department's official unemployment rate fell to 8.8% from 8.9%. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence index, however, fell to 63.4 in March, compared with 72.0 in February.

The Home Channel Stock Roundup is paced by Tractor Supply, which continues to show big gains of stock prices from a month ago and a year ago. For the second week in a row, all 10 stocks tracked are in the top right quadrant of the grid, indicating share price growth.