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25233US Initial Jobless Claims Rise More than Expected5/17/2018 12:54:21 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased to 222 thousand in the week ending May 12th, from the previous week's unrevised level of 211 thousand and exceeding market expectations of 215 thousand. It was the highest reading in four weeks."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05172018123412.htm
25226US Industrial Output Rises More than Expected in April5/16/2018 1:28:42 PM"US industrial production increased by 0.7 percent month-over-month in April 2018, the same pace as in March and beating market expectations of a 0.6 percent gain. It was the third consecutive monthly increase in output, boosted by advances in both manufacturing and mining production while utilities growth slowed."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/05162018132842.htm
25225US Housing Starts at 4-Month Low5/16/2018 12:52:28 PM"Housing starts in the US slumped 3.7 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1,287 thousand in April of 2018, following an upwardly revised 3.6 percent rise in March. It is the lowest rate in four months, mainly due to a sharp fall in the multi-family segment. It compares with market expectations of 1,310 thousand rate."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/05162018124411.htm
25218US Retail Sales Rise 0.3% in April as Expected5/15/2018 1:56:58 PM"US retail trade rose by 0.3 percent month-over-month in April 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent surge in March and matching market expectations."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/05152018123740.htm
25203US Consumer Sentiment Unchanged in May5/11/2018 2:09:34 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US was steady at 98.8 in May of 2018, the same as in April and slightly above market expectations of 98.5. Preliminary figures pointed to a small uptick in near term inflation, a fall in income expectations, and stabilization of the unemployment rate at decade lows."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/05112018140934.htm
25197US Government Budget Surplus Highest on Record for April5/10/2018 6:19:47 PM"The US government budget surplus increased to USD 214.25 billion in April of 2018 from USD 182.43 billion in the same month of the previous year. It is the biggest surplus ever for an April month. Figures came better than market expectations of a USD 193.8 billion surplus amid a rise in individual income tax receipts. Also, April 2018 had an additional day of collections. In addition, outlays for Military active duty and retirement, Veterans’ benefits, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare payments and prescription drug plans accelerated into March, because April 1, 2018, the normal payment date, fell on a non-business day."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/05102018181700.htm
25195US Initial Jobless Claims Flat at Near 48-Year Low5/10/2018 1:08:12 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits stood at 211 thousand in the week ending May 5, keeping initial claims near more than a 48-year low and missing market expectations of 218 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05102018123435.htm
25196US Inflation Rate Highest in 14 Months5/10/2018 12:57:50 PM"Annual inflation rate in the United States edged up to 2.5 percent in April of 2018 from 2.4 in March, matching market expectations. It is the highest rate since February of 2017 amid rises in gasoline, fuel and shelter cost."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/05102018123442.htm
25170US Jobless Rate Drops to Near 17-1/2-Year Low5/4/2018 12:52:53 PM"The US unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April 2018 from 4.1 percent in the previous month, and below market expectations of 4 percent. It was the lowest rate since December 2000, as 236 thousand people exited the labor force. The number of unemployed decreased by 239 thousand to 6.35 million and employment was almost unchanged at 155.18 million."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/05042018123507.htm
25169US Economy Adds 164K Jobs in April5/4/2018 12:37:04 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 164 thousand in April of 2018, following an upwardly revised 135 thousand in March and well below market expectations of 192 thousand. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, health care, and mining."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/05042018123422.htm
25164US ISM Non Manufacturing PMI Disappoints5/3/2018 2:19:45 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States fell to 56.8 in April of 2018 from 58.8 in March, well below market expectations of 58.1. The reading pointed to the lowest expansion in the non-manufacturing sector in four months amid a slowdown in production and employment and uncertainty about tariffs and the effect on the cost of goods. However, firms remain positive about business conditions and the economy."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/05032018141235.htm
25162US Trade Gap Lower than Expected5/3/2018 1:23:09 PM"The US trade deficit narrowed to USD 49 billion in March of 2018 from a slightly upwardly revised USD 57.7 billion in the previous month which was the highest since October 2008. Figures came better than market expectations of a USD 50 billion gap as exports reached a record high boosted by sales of commercial aircraft and soybeans. Also, imports fell as payments for the rights to broadcast the 2018 Winter Olympic Games faded."United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/05032018123846.htm
25161US Initial Jobless Claims Rise Less than Expected5/3/2018 12:52:59 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose by 2 thousand to 211 thousand in the week ending April 28, from the previous week's unrevised level of 209 thousand and missing market expectations of 225 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/05032018123441.htm
25156Fed Leaves Rates on Hold5/2/2018 6:01:55 PM"The Federal Reserve left its target range for the federal funds rate steady at 1.5-1.75 percent during its May 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen, economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate and both inflation and core inflation have moved close to 2%, suggesting a June rate hike is on the table."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/05022018180155.htm
25149US Manufacturing Growth Eases to 9-Month Low: ISM5/1/2018 2:11:21 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 57.3 in April 2018 from the previous month's 59.3, and missing market expectations of 58.3. The reading pointed to the weakest pace of expansion in the manufacturing sector since last July, as new orders, production and employment rose at softer rates."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/05012018140451.htm
25148US Manufacturing Growth Confirmed at 3-1/2-Year High5/1/2018 1:54:01 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI stood at 56.5 in April 2018, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and above March's final 55.6. The reading pointed to the strongest pace of expansion in the manufacturing sector since September 2014, supported by quicker rates of output and new order growth and a greater deterioration in vendor performance."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/05012018135324.htm
25140"US Personal Spending Rises 0.4%, in Line with Expectations"4/30/2018 12:59:03 PM"Personal spending in the United States increased 0.4 percent month-over-month in March of 2018 after being flat in the previous month. It matched market expectations amid a recovery in consumption of durable goods. When adjusted for inflation, consumer spending also increased 0.4 percent."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/04302018124355.htm
25133US Consumer Sentiment Revised Higher in April4/27/2018 2:20:49 PMThe University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US was revised higher to 98.8 in April of 2018 from 97.8 in the preliminary estimate as expectations fell less than initially estimated. It compares with 101.4 in March which was the highest reading since January 2004. The final April figure was close to the 2018 average of 98.9 which was higher than any other yearly average since 107.6 in 2000.United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/04272018141913.htm
25131US GDP Growth Beats Forecasts in Q14/27/2018 1:16:28 PM"The US economy expanded an annualized 2.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2018, below 2.9 percent in the previous period but beating market expectations of 2 percent. Still, it is the lowest growth rate in a year, the advance estimate showed. Personal consumption eased amid lower spending on cars, clothing and footwear and residential investment stalled."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/04272018123924.htm
25114US Initial Jobless Claims Lowest Since 19694/26/2018 1:29:14 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 24 thousand to 209 thousand in the week ended April 21st from the previous week's upwardly revised 233 thousand. This is the lowest level for initial claims since December 6, 1969 when it was 202 thousand. Figures came well below market expectations of 230 thousand. However, the Easter holiday, school spring break and the return of educational service workers is likely to have influenced the general figure."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/04262018123445.htm