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23571US New Home Sales Highest Since July 200712/22/2017 3:25:53 PMSales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 17.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733 thousand in November of 2017 from a downwardly revised 624 thousand in October and beating market forecasts of 654 thousand. Sales rose in all four regions.United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/articles/12222017150831.htm
24571US December Consumer Sentiment Weaker than Estimated12/22/2017 3:10:20 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 95.9 in December of 2017 from 98.5 in November and below the preliminary estimate of 96.8. It was the lowest reading in three months, mainly due to a decline in consumer expectations."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/12222017151020.htm
23570US Personal Spending Above Forecasts12/22/2017 1:59:50 PM"Personal consumption expenditures in the US jumped 0.6 percent month-over-month in November of 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent increase in October. Figures came above market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain, mainly boosted by consumption of recreational goods and utilities."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/12222017133749.htm
23569US Durable Goods Orders Recover in November.12/22/2017 1:42:39 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods grew 1.3 percent month-over-month in November pf 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent decline in October and below market expectations of a 2 percent gain."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/12222017133611.htm
23561US GDP Growth Revised Slightly Down to 3.2%12/21/2017 2:06:13 PM"The US economy expanded an annualized 3.2 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, slightly below a second estimate of 3.3 percent and lower than market expectations of 3.3 percent, the final reading from the BEA showed. Still, it is the highest growth rate since the first quarter of 2015. The contribution from both personal consumption and net trade was lower than initially expected while spending from government was revised much higher."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/12212017133657.htm
23562US Jobless Claims At 5 Week High12/21/2017 1:38:58 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 20 thousand to 245 thousand in the week ended December 16th, from the previous week's unrevised level of 225 thousand, more than market market expectations of 239 thousand. It was the biggest number in 5 weeks."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/12212017133858.htm
23551US Housing Starts Unexpectedly Rise in November12/19/2017 3:16:36 PM"Housing starts in the United States went up 3.3 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1,297 thousand in November of 2017, the highest since October of 2016 and beating market expectations of a 3.2 percent fall to 1,230 thousand. It follows a downwardly revised 1,256 thousand in October."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/12192017134000.htm
23542US Industrial Production Rises Less than Expected12/15/2017 2:30:58 PM"US industrial output went up 0.2 percent month-over-month in November of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1.2 percent rise in October which was the highest since May of 2010. Figures came slightly below market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Manufacturing production recorded its third consecutive monthly gain and oil and gas extraction returned to normal levels after being held down in October by Hurricane Nate. Excluding the post-hurricane rebound in oil and gas extraction, total industrial production would have been unchanged in November."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/12152017142025.htm
23532US Factory Activity Growth at 11-Month High12/14/2017 2:49:20 PM"The IHS Manrkit US Manufacturing PMI increased to 55 in December of 2017 from 53.9 in November and beating market expectations. The reading pointed to the fastest expansion in manufacturing since January amid sharper increases in production, new orders and employment."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/12142017144903.htm
23531US Retail Sales Rise More than Expected12/14/2017 2:02:51 PM"Retail sales in the United States increased 0.8 percent month-over-month in November of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent rise in October and beating market expectations of 0.3 percent. November was the month of the holiday shopping season, with sales rising for most categories except autos and at general merchandise stores."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/12142017134602.htm
23530US Initial Claims Unexpectedly Drop for Fourth Week12/14/2017 1:57:18 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 11 thousand to 225 thousand in the week ended December 9th, from the previous week's unrevised level of 236 thousand and below market expectations of 239 thousand. It is the fourth straight week of declines in initial claims, bringing it to the lowest since the week ended October 14th. Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands and those in Puerto Rico still have not returned to normal."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/12142017133742.htm
23517Fed Hikes Interest Rates as Expected12/13/2017 7:21:00 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.25-1.5 percent during its December 2017 meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. The central bank has forecast three rate hikes in 2018."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/12132017190710.htm
23515US Inflation Rate Rises to 2.2% in November12/13/2017 2:01:36 PM"US consumer price inflation increased to 2.2 percent year-on-year in November 2017 from 2 percent in the previous month, as widely expected. Energy prices rose at a faster pace while apparel and vehicle costs fell. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates later in the day despite a split among policymakers on the outlook for inflation."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/12132017135017.htm
23506US Government Budget Gap Widens Modestly12/13/2017 10:37:12 AM"The US budget deficit increased to USD 138.5 billion in November 2017 from USD 136.7 billion in the same month of the previous year, above market expectations of USD 134 billion. Both outlays and receipts were the highest on record for a November month."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/12122017201201.htm
23496US Consumer Sentiment at 3-Month Low12/8/2017 3:33:06 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 96.8 in December of 2017 from 98.5 in November, well below market expectations of 99, preliminary estimates showed. It is the lowest reading in three months as consumer expectations fell and inflation expectations went up."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/12082017151116.htm
23495US Jobless Rate Steady at 4.1% in November12/8/2017 1:46:09 PM"The US unemployment rate held at 4.1 percent in November of 2017, the same as in October and in line with market expectations. It is the lowest jobless rate since February of 2001. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 0.5 percentage point and 799,000, respectively."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/12082017133559.htm
23494US Economy Adds More Jobs than Expected12/8/2017 1:35:54 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 228 thousand in November of 2017, following a downwardly revised 244 thousand in October and beating market expectations of 200 thousand. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care. Employment growth has averaged 174,000 per month thus far this year, compared with an average monthly gain of 187,000 in 2016."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/12082017133359.htm
23487US Initial Claims Down to 5-Week Low12/7/2017 1:38:08 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 2 thousand to 236 thousand in the week ended December 2nd, below market expectations of 240 thousand. It is the third straight week of declines in initial claims, bringing it to the lowest since the last week of October. Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands and those in Puerto Rico still have not returned to normal."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/12072017133439.htm
23474US Services Sector Growth Slows from 2005 High12/5/2017 3:09:10 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States fell to 57.4 in November of 2017 from 60.1 in October which was the highest reading since August of 2005. Figures came below market expectations of 59. Still, the reading pointed to a strong rise in the non-manufacturing sector and expectations are for continued growth for the remainder of the year."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/12052017150910.htm
23472US Trade Deficit at 9-Month High12/5/2017 2:14:17 PM"The US trade deficit widened to USD 48.7 billion in October of 2017 from an upwardly revised USD 44.9 billion gap in September and above market expectations of USD 47.5 billion. It is the highest trade shortfall in nine months as imports jumped 1.6 percent to a record high boosted by purchases of crude oil, food, cellphones and other goods while exports were flat."United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/12052017133826.htm