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28307US Factory Activity Contracts for 1st Time in a Decade8/22/2019 1:50:08 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI dropped to 49.9 in August 2019 from 50.4 in the previous month and below market expectations of 50.5, a preliminary estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the first month of contraction in the manufacturing sector since September 2009."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/08222019135008.htm
28306US Jobless Claims Fall More than Expected8/22/2019 12:53:03 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 12 thousand to 209 thousand in the week ended August 17th 2019 from the previous week's revised level of 221 thousand and beating market expectations of 216 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/08222019124742.htm
28303Fed Policymakers Saw July Cut as Mid-Cycle Adjustment8/21/2019 6:33:11 PM"Fed officials viewed their interest-rate cut as an adjustment that would help counter the effects on the outlook of weak global growth and trade policy uncertainty while promoting a faster return of inflation to the central bank's target, minutes of the July meeting showed. Policymakers also noted that further policy action would be guided by incoming information and its implications for the economic outlook and that any appearance of following a preset course should be avoided."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/08212019181732.htm
28289US Consumer Sentiment Drops to 7-Month Low8/16/2019 2:06:30 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US fell to 92.1 in August 2019 from 98.4 in the previous month and well below market consensus of 97.2, a preliminary estimate showed. That was the lowest reading since January."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/08162019140630.htm
28288US Housing Starts Fall for 3rd Straight Month8/16/2019 12:44:21 PM"US housing starts dropped 4.0 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,191 thousand units in July 2019, compared to market expectations of 1,257 thousand and following a revised 1.8 percent fall in June. That was the third consecutive month of decline in homebuilding, likely disrupted by Tropical Storm Barry."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/08162019123812.htm
28281US Jobless Claims Rise More than Expected8/15/2019 1:41:22 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 9 thousand to 220 thousand in the week ended August 10th 2019 from the previous week's upwardly revised 211 thousand and beating market expectations of 214 thousand. It is the highest level since the week ended June 29th.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/08152019123303.htm
28283US Industrial Output Falls Unexpectedly8/15/2019 1:21:39 PM"US industrial output dropped 0.2 percent from a month earlier in July 2019, following a revised 0.2 percent growth in June and missing market forecasts of a 0.1 percent gain."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/08152019132139.htm
28282US Retail Sales Rise More than Expected8/15/2019 1:01:15 PM"US retail trade jumped 0.7 percent from a month earlier in July 2019, following a revised 0.3 percent increase in June and easily beating market expectations of 0.3 percent, boosted by purchases of a variety of goods."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/08152019123350.htm
28265US Inflation Rate Rises Above Forecast8/13/2019 12:53:39 PM"The US annual inflation rate rose to 1.8 percent in July 2019 from a four-month low of 1.6 percent in the previous month and above market consensus of 1.7 percent, boosted by food prices and a range of other goods while energy deflation eased."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/08132019123439.htm
28259US Budget Deficit Widens Sharply in July8/12/2019 6:53:56 PMThe US budget deficit widened to USD 120 billion in July 2019 from USD 76.9 billion in the same month of the previous year and in line with market expectations.United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/08122019182033.htm
28244US Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week8/8/2019 12:37:01 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 8 thousand to 209 thousand in the week ended August 3rd 2019 from the previous week’s revised level of 217 thousand and compared with market expectations of 215 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/08082019123230.htm
28225US Non Manufacturing Sector Growth Slows to 3-Year Low8/5/2019 2:07:20 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI for the United States dropped to 53.7 in July 2019 from 55.1 in the previous month and below market expectations of 55.5. The latest reading pointed to the weakest pace of expansion in the non-manufacturing sector since August 2016, as business activity and new orders grew at a softer pace."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/08052019140520.htm
28220US Consumer Sentiment Unrevised in July8/2/2019 2:09:32 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US was confirmed at 98.4 in July 2019, slightly above the previous month's final 98.2, as the consumer expectations sub-index came in stronger than initially thought while current conditions were weaker than previously estimated."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/08022019140837.htm
28219US Trade Deficit Little-Changed in June8/2/2019 1:00:29 PMThe US trade deficit narrowed slightly to USD 55.2 billion in June 2019 from a revised USD 55.3 billion in the previous month and compared to market expectations of USD 54.6 billion.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/08022019123820.htm
28216US Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 3.7%8/2/2019 12:59:40 PM"The US unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent in July 2019, unchanged from the previous month's figure and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed increased by 88 thousand to 6.1 million while employment went up by 283 thousand to 157.3 million."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/08022019123313.htm
28217US Economy Adds 164K Jobs in July8/2/2019 12:52:32 PM"Nonfarm payrolls in the US increased by 164 thousand in July of 2019, following a downwardly revised 193 thousand in June and in line with market expectations. Notable job gains occurred in professional and technical services (+31,000), health care (+30,000), social assistance (+20,000), and financial activities (+18,000)."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/08022019123425.htm
28212US Factory Activity Grows the Least in 3 Years8/1/2019 2:25:18 PM"The ISM Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 51.2 in July 2019 from 51.7 in the previous month, missing market expectations of 53.4. The latest reading pointed to the weakest pace of expansion in the manufacturing sector since August 2016."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/08012019140740.htm
28211US Manufacturing Growth Weakest in Nearly 10 Years8/1/2019 1:49:50 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised slightly higher to 50.4 in July 2019 from a preliminary estimate of 50.0 and compared to June's 50.6. Still, the latest reading indicated the slowest overall expansion in the manufacturing sector since the height of the financial crisis in September 2009."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/08012019134950.htm
28210US jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week8/1/2019 12:37:18 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 8 thousand to 215 thousand in the week ended July 27th 2019 from the previous week’s revised level of 207 thousand and compared with market expectations of 212 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/08012019123236.htm
28205"Fed Lowers Rates, Leaves Door Open to Further Cuts"7/31/2019 8:23:52 PM"The Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate to 2-2.25 percent during its July meeting, the first rate cut since the financial crisis, as inflation remains subdued amid heightened concerns about the economic outlook and ongoing trade tensions with China. The central bank also said it ""will act as appropriate to sustain"" growth but during the press conference Chairman Powell said he did not view the move as the start of a lengthy series of rate cuts."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07312019180144.htm