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25818US Factory Growth at 4-Month High9/21/2018 1:51:25 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.6 in September of 2018 from 54.7 in August, beating market expectations of 55. The reading pointed to the strongest expansion in manufacturing in four months, mainly boosted by faster increases in output and new orders, preliminary figures showed."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/09212018135125.htm
25811US Jobless Claims Drop For Third Straight Week9/20/2018 1:03:12 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 3 thousand to 201 thousand in the week ending September 15 from the previous week's unrevised level of 204 thousand, missing market expectations of 210 thousand. Claims fell for the third straight week to hit the lowest level since November 15, 1969."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/09202018123332.htm
25804US Housing Starts Above Forecasts9/19/2018 12:53:29 PM"Housing starts in the US jumped 9.2 percent from a month earlier to an annualized rate of 1,282 thousand in August of 2018, recovering from a 0.3 percent drop in July and beating market expectations of a 5.8 percent rise. Starts increased in the South, the Midwest and the West and were flat in the Northeast."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/09192018124250.htm
25791US Consumer Sentiment Surges in September9/14/2018 2:10:47 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US jumped to 100.8 in September of 2018 from 96.2 in August, beating market expectations of 96.7. It is the second highest level since 2004, only behind the March 2018 reading of 101.4, preliminary estimates showed. Expectations were the strongest since July of 2004, largely due to more favorable prospects for jobs and incomes and current conditions were also assessed more favorable."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/09142018141047.htm
25790US Industrial Output Rises More than Expected9/14/2018 1:35:29 PM"Industrial production in the US increased 0.4 percent month-over-month in August of 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent rise in July and beating market expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. Manufacturing moved up 0.2 percent, boosted by a 4 percent rise in motor vehicles and parts with motor vehicle assemblies jumping to an annual rate of 11.5 million units, the strongest since April. Excluding the gain in motor vehicles and parts, factory output was unchanged."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/09142018132434.htm
25789US Retail Sales Rise the Least in 6 Months9/14/2018 1:12:29 PM"Retail sales in the US edged up 0.1 percent month-over-month in August of 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in July and well below market expectations of a 0.4 percent increase. It is the smallest gain in retail sales in six months, mainly due to falls in purchases of motor vehicles, clothing and furniture."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/09142018123815.htm
25782US August Budget Deficit Larger than Expected9/13/2018 8:56:01 PM"The US government budget deficit nearly doubled to USD 214 billion in August 2018 from USD 108 billion in the same month of the previous year, above market expectations of USD 156.5 billion."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/09132018181307.htm
25781US Inflation Rate Slows to 2.7%9/13/2018 12:59:17 PM"Annual inflation rate in the US fell to 2.7 percent in August of 2018 from 2.9 percent in July and below market expectations of 2.8 percent. It is the lowest reading in four months amid a slowdown in cost of fuel, gasoline and shelter."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/09132018123542.htm
25780US Jobless Claims Remain Near 49-Year Low9/13/2018 12:51:47 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 1 thousand to 204 thousand in the week ending September 8 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 205 thousand and missing market consensus of 210 thousand. This is the lowest level for initial claims since December 6, 1969 when it was 202 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/09132018123450.htm
25750US Economy Adds More Jobs than Expected9/7/2018 12:41:12 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 201 thousand in August of 2018, following a downwardly revised 147 thousand in July and above market expectations of 191 thousand. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and mining."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/09072018123434.htm
25751US Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 3.9%9/7/2018 12:35:36 PM"The US unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in August 2018, above market expectations of 3.8 percent. Still, the jobless rate remained close to May's 18-year low as the number of unemployed declined by 46 thousand to 6.23 million and employment fell by 423 thousand to 155.54 million."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/09072018123536.htm
25744US Services Grew for 103rd Consecutive Month: ISM9/6/2018 2:33:42 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index rose to 58.5 in August from 55.7 in July, beating expectations of 56.8. Production, new orders, employment, business activity, backlogs of orders and new export orders rose faster while supplier deliveries and price pressures eased."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/09062018140741.htm
25743US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall to Near 49-Year Low9/6/2018 1:15:29 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits went down by 10 thousand to 203 thousand in the week ending September 1 from the previous week's unrevised level of 213 thousand while markets had expected a slight increase to 214 thousand. This is the lowest level for initial claims since December 6,1969 when it was 202,000. However, the Labor Day holiday was observed on Monday which could have influenced the estimates."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/09062018123400.htm
25734US Trade Gap Rises The Most in 3 Years9/5/2018 2:02:29 PMThe US trade deficit widened by 9.5 percent to USD 50.1 billion in July of 2018 from a downwardly revised USD 45.7 billion in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of USD 50.3 billion. It is the highest trade gap in five months as imports hit a new record high and exports of soybeans and civilian aircraft fell sharply.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/09052018123555.htm
25728US Factory Growth Highest since 2004: ISM9/4/2018 2:10:32 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US jumped to 61.3 in August of 2018 from 58.1 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 57.7. The reading pointed to the highest expansion in factory activity since May of 2004 amid faster increases in new orders, production, employment and inventories and lower inflationary pressures. However, manufacturers remain overwhelmingly concerned about tariff-related activity, including how reciprocal tariffs will impact company revenue and current manufacturing locations."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/09042018141032.htm
25727US Manufacturing PMI Revised Higher: Markit9/4/2018 1:51:53 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 54.7 in August of 2018 from a preliminary of 54.5 but remained below 55.3 in July. The reading pointed to the slowest expansion in factory activity since November as rates of output and new order growth eased although remained solid. On the other hand, business confidence reached the highest in three months."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/09042018135153.htm
25713US Consumer Sentiment Revised Up in August8/31/2018 2:08:40 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US was revised higher to 96.2 in August of 2018 from 95.3 in the preliminary estimate. It compares with 97.9 in July and market expectations of 95.5. Yet, it is the lowest reading since January as current conditions were seen the weakest since November of 2016."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/08312018140840.htm
25695US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly Less than Expected8/30/2018 1:02:25 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits rose by 3 thousand to 213 thousand in the week ending August 25 from the previous unrevised level of 210 thousand. It was the first rise in jobless claims after three straight weeks of decline and compares with market expectations of 214 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/08302018123310.htm
25696US Personal Spending Rises Solidly in July8/30/2018 12:57:09 PM"Personal spending in the United States rose 0.4 percent from a month earlier in July 2018, the same pace as in June and in line with market expectations."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/08302018123809.htm
25690US GDP Growth Revised Higher to 4.2% in Q28/29/2018 1:15:46 PM"The US economy advanced an annualized 4.2 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2018, slightly higher than a preliminary reading of 4.1 percent and beating market forecasts of 4 percent, the second estimate showed. It is the highest growth rate since the third quarter of 2014, as nonresidential fixed investment rose more than anticipated, mainly boosted by software and information processing equipment and imports fell, mainly due to petroleum."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/08292018123520.htm