Considered the single best measure of the health of the economy, the November employment report hits the Street today. The November edition of the jobs report -- which contains information about both job and wage growth -- is expected to confirm that the economy is slowing.

Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

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  • 8:30 a.m.: Nonfarm payrolls for November. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +140,000. Previous: +137,000.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Average hourly earnings for November. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: +0.4%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Unemployment rate for November. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: 4.0%. Previous: 3.9%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Augmented unemployment rate for November. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 6.8%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Pool of available workers for November. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 9.876M.
  • 9:40 a.m.: Future Inflation Gauge for November. Source: Economic Cycle Research Institute. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 117.1.
  • 10 a.m.: Consumer Sentiment Index for December -- preliminary. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: 105.7. Previous: 107.6.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

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Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

12/08/00

Orion Power

(ORN:NYSE)

Goldman Sachs

12/08/00

Adolor

(ADLR:Nasdaq)

Merrill Lynch