Economic Calendar: March 2- March 6

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Monday, March 2
8:30 a.m. Personal income for January Commerce Department +0.4% -0.3% -0.2% -0.2%
Consumption +0.6% +0.3% -1.0% -1.0%
10 a.m. Construction spending for January Census Bureau -3.3% -1.5% -2.4% -1.4%
10 a.m. ISM Index - Manufacturing for February Institute for Supply Management 35.8 34.0 35.6 35.6
Tuesday, March 3
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended February 28 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS -0.6% n.a. +0.6% +0.6%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended February 28, vs. January Redbook Research -1.9% n.a. +0.8% +0.9%*
10 a.m. Bernanke speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman speaks to Senate Committee on the Budget on the topic: Economic Outlook and the budget situation
Wednesday, March 4
9 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended February 28 -- Market Composite Index Mortgage Bankers Association 649.7 n.a. 743.5 743.5
Purchase Index 236.4 n.a. 250.5 250.5
9 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended March 1 ABC News and Washington Post -49 n.a. -48 -48
10 a.m. ISM Services - Non-Manufacturing for February Institute for Supply Management 41.6 41.3 42.9 42.9
2 p.m. Beige Book Federal Reserve The Fed's anecdotal report on economic conditions around the country is for consideration at the Federal Open Market Committee's March 18th meeting.
Thursday, March 5
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended February 28 Labor Department +639,000 +650,000 +670,000 +667,000
Four-week average +642,000 n.a. +640,000 +639,000
8:30 a.m. Productivity for Q4 -- revised Labor Department -0.4% +1.1% see Actual +3.2% (Q4 - prelim.)
+2.2% +1.5% (Q3)
Unit labor costs +5.7% +3.8% see Actual +1.8% (Q4 - prelim.)
+3.5% +2.6% (Q3)
10 a.m. Factory orders for January Census Bureau -1.9% -3.5% -4.9% -3.9%
Friday, March 6
8:30 a.m. Nonfarm payrolls for February Labor Department -651,000 -650,000 -655,000 -598,000
Average hourly earnings +0.2% +0.2% +0.2% +0.3%
Unemployment rate +8.1% +7.9% +7.6% +7.6%
Augmented unemployment rate +11.3% n.a. +10.8% +10.8%
Pool of available workers 18M n.a. 17M 17M
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended February 27 Economic Cycle Research Institute -- n.a. -- -24.1%
P-Preliminary forecast
*Month through previous Saturday, vs. prior month
Expectations as reported by Reuters
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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.

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