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Schedule for Week of June 29th

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This will be a busy holiday week for economic data with several key reports including the June employment report on Thursday.

Other key reports include the ISM manufacturing index on Tuesday, June vehicle sales on Tuesday, and the May Trade Deficit and June ISM non-manufacturing index on Thursday.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen will speak on Financial Stability.

—– Monday, June 30th —–

9:45 AM: Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for June. The consensus is for a decrease to 64.0, down from 65.5 in May.

10:00 AM ET: Pending Home Sales Index for May. The consensus is for a 1% increase in the index.

10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey for June. This is the last of the regional Fed manufacturing surveys for June.

—– Tuesday, July 1st —–

Vehicle SalesAll day: Light vehicle sales for June. The consensus is for light vehicle sales to decrease to 16.4 million SAAR in June from 16.7 million in May (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).

This graph shows light vehicle sales since the BEA started keeping data in 1967. The dashed line is the May sales rate.

10:00 AM: Construction Spending for May. The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in construction spending.

ISM PMI10:00 AM: ISM Manufacturing Index for June. The consensus is for an increase to 55.6 from 55.4 in May.

Here is a long term graph of the ISM manufacturing index.

The ISM manufacturing index indicated expansion in May at 55.4%. The employment index was at 52.8%, and the new orders index was at 56.9%.

—– Wednesday, July 2nd —–

7:00 AM: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

8:15 AM: The ADP Employment Report for June. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 210,000 payroll jobs added in June, up from 180,000 in May.

10:00 AM: Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (Factory Orders) for May. The consensus is for a 0.3% decrease in May orders.

11:00 AM: Speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Financial Stability, At the Inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

—– Thursday, July 3rd —–

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to increase to 314 thousand from 312 thousand.

8:30 AM: Employment Report for June. The consensus is for an increase of 211,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in June, down from the 217,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in May.

The consensus is for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 6.3% in May. 

Percent Job Losses During RecessionsThis graph shows the percentage of payroll jobs lost during post WWII recessions through May.  The red line is back to zero!

The economy has added 9.4 million private sector jobs since employment bottomed in February 2010 (8.8 million total jobs added including all the public sector layoffs).

There are 617 thousand more private sector jobs now than when the recession started in 2007, and total employment is now 98 thousand above the pre-recession peak.

U.S. Trade Exports Imports8:30 AM: Trade Balance report for May from the Census Bureau.

Both imports and exports increased in April.

The consensus is for the U.S. trade deficit to be at .1 billion in May from .2 billion in April.

10:00 AM: ISM non-Manufacturing Index for June. The consensus is for a reading of 56.2, down from 56.3 in May. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion.

—– Friday, July 4th —–

All US markets are closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
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