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25498US Retail Sales Rise Solidly in June7/16/2018 12:51:45 PM"US retail trade rose by 0.5 percent month-over-month in June 2018, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent advance in May and matching market expectations. June's gains were mainly boosted by increases in purchases of motor vehicles."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/07162018124311.htm
25488US Consumer Sentiment at 6-Month Low7/13/2018 2:13:20 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US fell to 97.1 in July of 2018 from 98.2 in June, missing market expectations of 98.2. It is the lowest reading in six months, due to a drop in the current conditions gauge amid rising concerns about the potential negative impact of tariffs on the domestic economy, preliminary estimates showed."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/07132018140911.htm
25484US June Budget Deficit Smaller than Expected7/12/2018 6:10:16 PM"The US budget deficit narrowed to USD 75.0 billion in June 2018 from USD 90.2 billion in the same month of the previous year, and below market expectations of USD 98.2 billion."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/07122018181016.htm
25480US Jobless Claims Fall to 2-Month Low7/12/2018 1:53:37 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 18 thousand to 214 thousand in the week ending July 7 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 232 thousand. It was the lowest reading since the week ending May 5 and surprised markets which had expected a smaller decline to 225 thousand. Yet, last week's data included the Independence Day holiday, which this year fell on a Wednesday. It probably reflects volatility around such holidays."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/07122018123417.htm
25481US Inflation Rate Highest since 20127/12/2018 1:27:43 PM"The inflation rate in the US edged up to 2.9 percent in June of 2018 from 2.8 percent in May, matching market expectations. It is the highest rate since February of 2012 when inflation was also at 2.9 percent, due to rising prices for oil and gasoline. The last time inflation was above 2.9 percent was in December of 2011 when it reached 3 percent."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/07122018123924.htm
25458US May Trade Deficit Smallest in 1-1/2 Years7/6/2018 1:08:36 PMThe US trade deficit narrowed sharply to USD 43.1 billion in May 2018 from a revised USD 46.1 billion in the previous month and below market expectations of USD 43.7 billion. It was the smallest trade gap since October 2016.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/07062018124024.htm
25454US Economy Adds More Jobs than Expected7/6/2018 12:51:34 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 213 thousand in June of 2018, following an upwardly revised 244 thousand in May and well above market expectations of 195 thousand. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care, while employment in retail trade declined."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/07062018123322.htm
25455US Jobless Rate Rises to 4% in June7/6/2018 12:43:42 PM"The US unemployment rate rose to 4 percent in June 2018 from 3.8 percent in the previous month, which was the lowest since April 2000. The number came above market expectations of 3.8 percent as more entered the labor force."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/07062018123452.htm
25451Fed Sees Intensified Risks Around Trade Policy7/5/2018 6:28:12 PM"Fed officials reaffirmed their commitment to gradually raising rates but noted that uncertainty and risks associated with trade policy had intensified, which could eventually have negative effects on business sentiment and investment spending, minutes of the Fed's June meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07052018182602.htm
25450US Services Growth at 4-Month High: ISM7/5/2018 2:16:05 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States rose to 59.1 in June of 2018 from 58.6 in May, beating market forecasts of 58.3. It is the highest reading since February as business activity and new orders rose faster and price pressures eased. Companies continue to be optimistic about business conditions and the overall economy although there is a continuing concern relating to tariffs, capacity constraints and delivery."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/07052018140838.htm
25449US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise in Latest Week7/5/2018 1:09:47 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 3 thousand to 231 thousand in the week ending June 30 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 228 thousand. It was the highest reading in six weeks while markets were expecting a drop to 225 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/07052018123447.htm
25438US Factory Growth at 4-Month High: ISM7/2/2018 2:19:26 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US rose to 60.2 in June of 2018 from 58.7 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 58.4. The reading pointed to the strongest expansion in the manufacturing sector in four months as production and inventories rose faster while new orders and employment eased slightly."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/07022018140613.htm
25437US Manufacturing PMI Revised Higher: Markit7/2/2018 1:56:27 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 55.4 in June of 2018 from a preliminary of 54.6. Still, the reading fell from 56.4 in May, pointing to the slowest growth in factory activity in four months. Output and new orders both expanded at the slowest rates since November 2017. Meanwhile, the effects of tariffs were widely cited as contributing to another sharp rise in input prices, while suppliers’ delivery times lengthened to the greatest extent since the series began. Average charges rose at the second-fastest rate since June of 2011."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/07022018135627.htm
25432US Consumer Sentiment Revised Lower in June6/29/2018 2:15:18 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US stood at 98.2 in June 2018, compared with a preliminary reading of 99.3 and slightly above May's 98. Both consumer expectations and current economic conditions came in weaker than initially thought."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/06292018141113.htm
25431US Personal Spending Rises Less than Expected6/29/2018 1:02:36 PM"Personal spending in the United States rose 0.2 percent month-over-month in May of 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.5 percent gain and below market expectations of 0.4 percent. It is the smallest increase in personal spending in four months, mainly due to a drop in outlays on household utilities."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/06292018123747.htm
25418US Jobless Claims Rise More than Expected6/28/2018 1:12:22 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits rose by 9 thousand to 227 thousand in the week ending June 23 from the previous week's unrevised level of 218 thousand. It compares with market expectations of 220 thousand and marks the first rise in claims after four straight weeks of drops.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/06282018123523.htm
25417US GDP Growth Revised Lower to 2%6/28/2018 12:47:41 PM"The US economy expanded an annualized 2 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2018, below 2.2 percent in the second estimate and market expectations of 2.2 percent. It is the lowest growth rate in a year as business inventories and personal consumption were revised down, the final estimate showed."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/06282018123403.htm
25410US Durable Goods Orders Drop Less than Expected6/27/2018 12:46:51 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 0.6 percent month-over-month in May 2018, following a downwardly revised 1 percent drop in April while markets were expecting a bigger 1 percent decline. Transportation equipment led the decrease. Meanwhile, orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a proxy for business spending plans, slipped 0.2 percent last month, after jumping by 2.3 percent in April."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/06272018123542.htm
25407US New Home Sales Beat Forecasts6/25/2018 2:19:30 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 6.7 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689 thousand in May of 2018, following an upwardly revised 3.7 percent fall in April. It is the highest rate since November, beating market expectations of a 0.7 percent increase. Sales in the South hit their highest level in nearly 11 years."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/articles/06252018141102.htm
25402US Factory Growth at 7-Month Low: Markit6/22/2018 1:53:21 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI fell to 54.6 in June of 2018 from 56.4 in May, well below market expectations of 56.5. The reading pointed to the slowest expansion in factory activity in 7 months, following the strong growth rates seen in recent months, preliminary estimates showed. New work rose the least since September last year, partly reflecting a slight drop in export sales."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/06222018135321.htm