27879US Consumer Sentiment Hits 15-Year High5/17/2019 2:21:26 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US rose to 102.4 in May 2019 from 97.2 in the previous month, easily beating market consensus of 97.5, a preliminary estimate showed. That was the highest reading since January 2004."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/05172019140608.htm
27874US Jobless Claims at 1-Month Low in Latest Week5/16/2019 1:31:08 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment fell by 16 thousand to 212 thousand in the week ending May 11th 2019 from the previous week's unrevised level of 228 thousand while markets had expected a smaller drop to 220 thousand. This is the lowest level for initial claims since the week ended April 13th of 2019, as seasonal effects from the timing of Easter have faded."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05162019123244.htm
27875US Housing Starts Rise Above Forecast5/16/2019 1:02:03 PM"Housing starts in the US rose 5.7 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235 thousand units in April 2019, more than an expected 1,205 thousand and following a revised 1.7 percent advance in March."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/05162019123912.htm
27865US Industrial Output Falls the Most in 11 Months5/15/2019 1:20:28 PM"US industrial output dropped 0.5 percent from a month earlier in April 2019, defying market expectations of a flat reading and reversing a 0.2 percent advance in March. That was the biggest decline in industrial production since May last year."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/05152019132028.htm
27864US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall5/15/2019 12:53:53 PM"US retail trade dropped 0.2 percent from a month earlier in April 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.7 percent growth in March, which was the biggest increase in sales for one-and-a-half year. April's reading came in below market expectations of a 0.2 percent advance."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/05152019124143.htm
27844US Budget Surplus Narrows Sharply in April5/10/2019 6:16:15 PMThe US government budget surplus narrowed to USD 160 billion in April 2019 from USD 214 billion in the same month last year and compared to market expectations of USD 165 billion. Federal spending surged 27 percent on the year while receipts were up 5 percent.United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/05102019181615.htm
27843US Inflation Rate Rises to 5-Month High5/10/2019 12:47:08 PM"The US annual inflation rate rose to 2 percent in April 2019 from 1.9 percent in the previous month, just below forecasts of 2.1 percent. It was the highest rate since last November, led by a rebound in energy prices."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/05102019123853.htm
27833US Trade Surplus Widens in March5/9/2019 1:02:47 PMThe US trade deficit widened to USD 50.0 billion in March 2019 from an eight-month low of USD 49.3 billion in the previous month and compared to market expectations of USD 50.2 billion.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/05092019123502.htm
27832US Initial Jobless Claims Fall Less than Expected5/9/2019 12:45:47 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment dropped by 2 thousand to 228 thousand in the week ending May 4th 2019 from the previous week's unrevised level of 230 thousand. It compares with market expectations of 220 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05092019123247.htm
27808US Services Activity Growth at 21-Month Low: ISM5/3/2019 2:09:09 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States fell to 55.5 in April 2019 from 56.1 in March and below market expectations of 57. The latest reading pointed to weakest expansion in the services sector since July 2017, mainly due to a slowdown in new orders and employment. Service providers remained mostly optimistic about overall business conditions, still there are concerns regarding employment resources."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/05032019140413.htm
27807US Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest since 19695/3/2019 12:47:15 PM"The US unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in April 2019 from 3.8 percent in the previous month, below market expectations of 3.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since December 1969, as the number of unemployed persons went down by 387 thousand to 5.8 million while employment declined by 103 thousand to 156.6 million."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/05032019123551.htm
27806US Job Growth Surges in April5/3/2019 12:33:55 PM"Nonfarm payrolls in the US increased by 263 thousand in April 2019, following a downwardly revised 189 thousand rise in March and easily beating market expectations of 185 thousand. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, health care, and social assistance."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/05032019123355.htm
27800US Jobless Claims Unchanged in Latest Week5/2/2019 2:08:44 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits came in at 230 thousand in the week ending April 27th 2019, the same as the week before and compared with market expectations of 215 thousand. Jobless claims stood at its highest level since February 9th 2019. The volatility in recent weeks has been attributed to Easter holidays as well as school spring breaks. Also, a workers’ strike at the Stop & Shop supermarket chain likely influenced the recent surge."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05022019123329.htm
27796"Fed Holds Rates as Expected, Reaffirms Patience Approach"5/1/2019 6:22:41 PM"The Federal Reserve kept the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25 percent to 2.25 percent during its May meeting, saying that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate and that labour market remains strong. The Committee also reaffirmed its position to be patient about further policy firming."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/05012019180201.htm
27795US Factory Activity Growth at 2-1/2-Year Low: ISM5/1/2019 2:17:20 PM"The ISM Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 52.8 in April 2019 from 55.3 in March, below market expectations of 55. The latest reading pointed to the weakest growth in factory activity since October 2016, amid slower increases in new orders, production and employment."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/05012019140345.htm
27794US Manufacturing Activity Growth Revised Higher: Markit5/1/2019 1:50:13 PMThe IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 52.6 in April 2019 from the previous month and preliminary reading of 52.4. The reading pointed to the second softest expansion in factory activity since June 2017.United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/05012019135013.htm
27772US Consumer Spending Rises the Most in 9-1/2 Years4/29/2019 12:42:44 PM"Personal spending in the United States rose 0.9 percent from a month earlier in March 2019, beating market expectations of 0.7 percent and following a 0.1 percent gain in February. That was the biggest increase in personal spending since August 2009, buoyed by increases in consumption of durables, nondurables and services."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/04292019123724.htm
27769US April Consumer Sentiment Revised Higher4/26/2019 2:08:40 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US was revised higher to 97.2 in April 2019 from a preliminary 96.9, as the consumer expectations sub-index came in stronger than initially thought."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/04262019140840.htm
27767US Q1 GDP Growth Beats Forecasts4/26/2019 1:01:55 PM"The US economy grew by an annualized 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, easily beating market expectations of 2 percent and following a 2.2 percent expansion in the previous three-month period."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/04262019123141.htm
27762US Durable Goods Orders Rise the Most in 7 Months4/25/2019 1:04:14 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 2.7 percent from a month earlier in March 2019, rebounding from a downwardly revised 1.1 percent fall in February and above market expectations of a 0.8 percent gain. It is the biggest increase since August last year, led by transportation equipment."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/04252019123604.htm