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Thursday: Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims

Some interesting analysis from Josh Lehner at the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis: States at Full Employment, A Prime-Age EPOP Story The key economic question economists are trying to answer today is whether or not the U.S. economy is at full employment. Given it is more a concept then a hard calculation, you look for signs in the...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Trade Deficit

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Trade Deficit

From Merrill Lynch on FOMC announcement: The FOMC communicated today a lack of concern about the recent slowdown in economic data, describing it as “transitory” while “the fundamentals underpinning the continued growth of consumption remained solid”. Not surprisingly then the statement was interpreted as hawkish relative to market expectations, as the Treasury curve bear...
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Thursday: PPI, Unemployment Claims, Consumer Sentiment

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Thursday: PPI, Unemployment Claims, Consumer Sentiment

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Rates Move Deeper Into 2017 Lows After Trump Comments Mortgage rates continued lower today, bringing them even deeper into new lows for 2017.  Bond markets (which underlie rate movement) were already doing just fine this morning, but got a boost from Trump’s comments on the strength of the US...
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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase to 258,000

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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase to 258,000

The DOL reported: In the week ending March 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 258,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 241,000 to 243,000. The 4-week moving average was 240,000, an increase of 1,000 from the...
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Thursday: New Home Sales, Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: New Home Sales, Unemployment Claims

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Resume Big-Picture Uptrend Mortgage rates moved higher for the 5th time in the past 6 business days. The past 2 days have combined to bring rates a full .125% higher. That’s the increment by which rates are most commonly divided (i.e. 4.0, 4.125%, 4.25%, etc.)....
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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, ISM Non-Mfg, Apartment Survey

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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, ISM Non-Mfg, Apartment Survey

Thursday:• At 8:15 AM ET, the ADP Employment Report for December. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 172,000 payroll jobs added in December, down from 216,000 added in November. • At 8:30 AM, the initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 260...
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Thursday: ISM Mfg, Auto sales, Unemployment claims, Construction Spending

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Thursday: ISM Mfg, Auto sales, Unemployment claims, Construction Spending

A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC: “OPEC today struck what increasingly appears to be a historic deal, with both cuts and participation well in excess of earlier expectations.  Total OPEC cuts, compared to OPEC production as recorded by secondary sources for October 2016, are forecast at 1.2 mbpd.  To...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Worst Day For Mortgage Rates in Over 3 Years Mortgage Rates skyrocketed today, relative to their average range of movement. It was the single biggest move higher since the days of the taper tantrum in mid-2013. Virtually all lenders are quoting conventional 30yr fixed rates that are...
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Thursday: Existing Home Sales, Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg

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Thursday: Existing Home Sales, Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg

Tonight (Wednesday) from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM ET: the Third Presidential Debate, at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV From Politifact PolitiFact’s guide to the third presidential debate Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 250 thousand initial claims, up...
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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims at 254,000

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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims at 254,000

The DOL reported: In the week ending September 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 254,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 252,000 to 251,000. The 4-week moving average was 256,000, a decrease of 2,250 from the...
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