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22491US Industrial Output Rises The Most In 3 Years5/16/2017 1:44:58 PM"US industrial production increased by 1 percent month-over-month in April 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent rise in March and beating market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. It was the largest increase in industrial production since February 2014, as output rebounded for both manufacturing and mining while utilities grew at a slower pace."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/05162017132901.htm
22490US Housing Starts Fall For 2nd Month5/16/2017 1:26:35 PM"Housing starts in the United States went down 2.6 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1172 thousand in April of 2017, following a downwardly revised 1203 thousand in the previous month and worse than market expectations of a 3.7 percent rise. It is the weakest construction activity in five months as starts fell in the South and the Northeast."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/05162017123513.htm
22474US Consumer Sentiment At 4-Month High5/12/2017 2:11:39 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 97.7 in May of 2017 from 97 in the previous month, according to preliminary estimates. Figures beat market forecasts of 97, boosted by an improvement in future expectations."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/05122017141139.htm
22471US Retail Sales Rise Less Than Expected In April5/12/2017 12:59:31 PM"Retail sales in the United States increased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in April 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in March but missing market expectations of a 0.6 percent gain. The increase was mainly driven by a rebound in sales of motor vehicles and higher receipts at service stations, building material stores and electronics and appliance stores."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/05122017124744.htm
22469US Inflation Rate Lower Than Expected At 2.2%5/12/2017 12:58:45 PM"Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.2 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, lower than 2.4 percent in March and below market expectations of 2.3 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate so far this year due to a slowdown in energy, transport and health cost. The monthly index increased 0.2 percent, recovering from a 0.3 percent fall in March and matching forecasts, boosted by prices of shelter, energy, tobacco and food."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/05122017123507.htm
22461US Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected5/11/2017 12:41:53 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 2 thousand to 236 thousand in the week ended May 6th, 2017 from the previous week's unrevised level of 238 thousand, below market expectations of 245 thousand. It is the lowest figure in four weeks. Meanwhile, the number of continuing claims fell by 61 thousand to 1918 thousand, the lowest figure since November 5th, 1988 when it was 1898 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05112017123455.htm
22449US Government Budget Surplus Widens In April5/10/2017 6:17:53 PM"The US government posted a USD 182 billion budget surplus in April of 2017, compared to a USD 106.5 billion surplus a year earlier and well above market expectations of USD 175.9 billion deficit. Outlays decreased 18 percent to USD 273 billion while receipts rose by 4 percent to USD 456 billion."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/05102017181753.htm
22436US Unemployment Rate Falls To Near 10-Year Low5/5/2017 12:46:14 PM"US unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in April 2017 from 4.5 percent in the previous month, better than market expectations of 4.6 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since May 2007, as the number of unemployed persons declined by 146 thousand to 7.1 million and the labor force participation rate edged down to 62.9 percent from an 11-month high of 63 percent in March."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/05052017123447.htm
22435"US Economy Adds 211K Jobs In April, Beats Forecasts"5/5/2017 12:36:54 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 211 thousand in April of 2017, higher than a downwardly revised 79 thousand in March and beating market expectations of 185 thousand. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/05052017123216.htm
22427US Trade Gap Lowest In 5 Months In March5/4/2017 1:19:58 PMThe goods and services deficit in the United States narrowed slightly to USD 43.7 billion in March of 2017 from an upwardly revised USD 43.8 billion gap a month earlier and lower than market expectations of a USD 44.5 billion shortfall. Exports declined for the first time in four months mainly due to lower sales to China and imports fell for the second straight month.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/05042017123806.htm
22428US Initial Jobless Claims At 3-Week Low5/4/2017 12:39:42 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 19 thousand to 238 thousand in the week ended April 29th, 2017 from the previous week's unrevised level of 257 thousand and below market expectations of 247 thousand. It is the lowest figure in three weeks. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, increased by 750 to 243 thousand. The continuing claims drawn by workers for more than a week decreased by 23 thousand from a 17-year low to 1.964 million."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05042017123934.htm
22425Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged5/3/2017 6:14:34 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate steady at 0.75 percent to 1 percent during its May 2017 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen despite a slowdown in economic activity during the first quarter, seen as transitory."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/05032017180205.htm
22424US Services Sector Growth Beats Expectations In April: ISM5/3/2017 2:16:09 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States went up to 57.5 in April of 2017 from 55.2 in March, beating market expectations of 55.8. Business activity increased and new orders reached the highest since August of 2005 as non-manufacturers were mostly positive about business conditions and the overall economy."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/05032017140656.htm
22412US Factory Activity Growth Eases To 4-Month Low5/1/2017 2:09:23 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 54.8 in April 2017 from 57.2 in March and below market expectations of 56.5. It was the lowest reading since December 2016, as new orders and employment expanded at a slower pace."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/05012017140549.htm
22411US Factory Activity Growth Confirmed At 7-Month Low5/1/2017 1:54:48 PM"The seasonally adjusted Markit final US Manufacturing PMI fell to 52.8 in April 2017 from 53.3 in March, in line with the preliminary estimate. It was the lowest reading since September 2016, as a slowdown in output and new business growth more than offset a slight rebound in job creation."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/05012017135448.htm
22410US Personal Spending Unchanged For Second Month5/1/2017 1:52:37 PM"Personal spending in the United States was unchanged for the second straight month in March 2017, missing market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. An increase in spending for services, notably spending for household utilities was partially offset by a decrease in spending for durable goods, mainly in motor vehicles and parts."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/05012017135237.htm
22408US Consumer Sentiment Revised Down In April4/28/2017 2:14:16 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 97 in April 2017 compared with a preliminary reading of 98 but slightly higher than 96.9 in March, a final estimate showed. The gauge of future expectations increased slightly while the barometer for current economic conditions fell."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/04282017141253.htm
22405US Q1 GDP Growth Weakest Since 20144/28/2017 12:49:23 PM"The US economy grew an annualized 0.7 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2017, following a 2.1 percent expansion in the previous period and below expectations of 1.1 percent, an advance estimate showed. The deceleration in real GDP in the first quarter reflected a deceleration in PCE and downturns in private inventory investment and in state and local government spending that were partly offset by an upturn in exports and accelerations in both nonresidential and residential fixed investment."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/04282017123818.htm
22388US Durable Goods Orders Rise Less Than Estimated4/27/2017 12:39:05 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods went up 0.7 percent month-over-month in March of 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent jump in February and below expectations of a 1.2 percent rise."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/04272017123638.htm
22387US Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected4/27/2017 12:36:30 PMThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 14 thousand to 257 thousand in the week ended April 22nd 2017 from the previous week's revised level of 243 thousand and above market expectations of 245 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/04272017123630.htm