Thursday: Unemployment Claims, ISM Mfg, Construction Spending, Vehicle Sales
by Calculated Risk on 8/31/2022 09:12:00 PM
o At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for an increase to 250 thousand from 243 thousand last week.
o At 10:00 AM, ISM Manufacturing Index for August. The consensus is for the ISM to be at 52,1, down from 52.8 in July.
o Also at 10:00 AM, Construction Spending for July. The consensus is for a 0.1% decrease in construction spending.
o Late, Light vehicle sales for August. The consensus is for light vehicle sales to be 13.6 million SAAR in August, up from 13.34 million in July (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).
On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
? Goal met.
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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.