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Monday, December 31
10 a.m. Existing Home Sales for November National Association of Realtors 5.00M 5.00M 4.98M 4.97M
Tuesday, January 1
No releases because of New Year's Day Holiday.
Wednesday, January 2
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended December 29 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS -0.2% n.a. +2.8% +2.8%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended December 29, vs. November Redbook Research +1.6% n.a. -0.7% -0.7%*
9 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended December 30 ABC News and Washington Post -20 n.a. -23 -23
10 a.m. Construction spending for November Census Bureau +0.1% -0.4% -0.4% -0.8%
10 a.m. ISM Index - Manufacturing for December Institute for Supply Management 47.7 50.5 50.8 50.8
2 p.m. Federal Open Market Committee minutes Federal Reserve The Fed releases the minutes of its monetary policymaking committee's December 11 meeting.
Thursday, January 3
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended December 29 Labor Department +336,000 n.a. +357,000 +349,000
Four-week average +344,000 n.a. +345,000 +343,000
9 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended December 28 -- Market Composite Index Mortgage Bankers Association 533.9 n.a. 603.8 603.8
Purchase Index 360.8 n.a. 394.5 394.5
10 a.m. Factory orders for November Census Bureau +1.5% +1.0% +0.7% +0.5%
Friday, January 4
8:30 a.m. Nonfarm payrolls for December Labor Department +18,000 +70,000 +115,000 +94,000
Average hourly earnings +0.4% +0.3% +0.4% +0.5%
Unemployment rate +5.0% +4.8% +4.7% +4.7%
Augmented unemployment rate +7.8% n.a. +7.5% +7.4%
Pool of available workers unchgd. n.a. 12M 12M
10 a.m. ISM Services - Non-Manufacturing for December Institute for Supply Management 53.9 53.5 54.1 54.1
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended December 28 Economic Cycle Research Institute -6.2% n.a. -5.2% -5.2%
P-Preliminary forecast
*Month through previous Saturday, vs. prior month
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