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Schedule for Week of Sept 10, 2017

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The key economic reports this week are August retail sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

For manufacturing, August industrial production, and the September New York Fed manufacturing survey, will be released this week.

—– Monday, Sept 11th —–

No major economic releases scheduled.

—– Tuesday, Sept 12th —–

6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for August.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey10:00 AM: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for July from the BLS.

This graph shows job openings (yellow line), hires (purple), Layoff, Discharges and other (red column), and Quits (light blue column) from the JOLTS.

Jobs openings increased in June to 6.163 million from 5.702 in May.  This was the highest number of job openings since this series started in December 2000.

The number of job openings (yellow) were up 11% year-over-year, and Quits were up 5% year-over-year.

—– Wednesday, Sept 13th —–

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

8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for August from the BLS. The consensus is a 0.13% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI.

—– Thursday, Sept 14th —–

8:30 AM ET: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 300 thousand initial claims, up from 298 thousand the previous week.

8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for August from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.

—– Friday, Sept 15th —–

Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for August be released.  The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in retail sales.

This graph shows retail sales since 1992 through July 2017.

8:30 AM: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for September. The consensus is for a reading of 19.0, down from 25.2.

Industrial Production9:15 AM: The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for August.

This graph shows industrial production since 1967.

The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 76.8%.

10:00 AM: Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for July.  The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in inventories.

10:00 AM: University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for September). The consensus is for a reading of 96.0, down from 96.8 in August.

10:00 AM: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for August 2017
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