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Today's banner event is the release of the September employment report, which is the most important economic indicator this month. Given that the economy has showed signs of a slowdown, however, today's report is not likely to have too much of an effect on the market.

Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

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  • 8:30 a.m.: Nonfarm payrolls for September. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +232,000. Previous: -105,000.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Average hourly earnings for September. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: +0.3%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Unemployment rate for September. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: 4.1%. Previous: 4.1%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Augmented unemployment rate for September. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 6.9%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Pool of available workers for September. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 10.042M.
  • 9:40 a.m.: Future Inflation Gauge for September. Source: Economic Cycle Research Institute. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 121.1.