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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/united-states/manufacturing-pmi
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/united-states/retail-sales
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/united-states/jobless-claims
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/united-states/interest-rate
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/united-states/inflation-cpi
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/united-states/government-budget-value
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/united-states/consumer-confidence
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/united-states/unemployment-rate
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/united-states/non-farm-payrolls
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/united-states/non-manufacturing-pmi
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/united-states/balance-of-trade
23461US Factory Activity Growth Slows for 2nd Month: ISM12/1/2017 3:10:58 PMThe Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 58.2 in November of 2017 from 58.7 in October and below market expectations of 58.4. The reading pointed to the second consecutive month of slowing growth in factory activity after reaching a 13-year high of 60.8 in September. Employment and export orders eased and inventories contracted more.United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/united-states/business-confidence
23460US Manufacturing PMI Revised Slightly Up: Markit12/1/2017 2:54:28 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised marginally higher to 53.9 in November of 2017 from a preliminary reading of 53.8 but remained below 54.6 in October. Output, new orders, employment all rose at a softer pace while signs of capacity pressures persisted, with backlogs of work increasing again. In addition, cost pressures intensified with output inflation reaching the highest since December of 2013. On the other hand, business confidence was the strongest since January of 2016."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/12012017145428.htm
23447US Personal Spending Rises 0.3% in October11/30/2017 2:01:31 PM"Personal consumption expenditures in the US rose 0.3 percent month-over-month in October 2017, easing from a downwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in September and matching market expectations. The so-called real consumer spending edged up 0.1 percent in October after increasing 0.5 percent in September."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/united-states/personal-spending
23445US Jobless Claims Fall for Second Straight Week11/30/2017 1:57:51 PMThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 2 thousand to 238 thousand in the week ended November 25th from the previous week's revised level of 240 thousand and below market expectations of 240 thousand. It is the second straight week of declines in initial claims. Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/11302017133612.htm
23429"US GDP Growth Revised Up to 3.3% in Q3, Highest in 3 Years"11/29/2017 1:59:58 PM"The US economy expanded an annualized 3.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, above an advance reading of 3 percent and higher than market expectations of 3.2 percent, the second estimate from the BEA showed. It is the highest growth rate since the third quarter of 2014 when the economy advanced 5.2 percent as nonresidential fixed investment, private inventory investment and government spending were revised up."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/united-states/gdp-growth
23419US Factory Growth Below Expectations: Markit11/24/2017 2:52:30 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI fell to 53.8 in November of 2017 from a nine-month high of 54.6 in October and below market expectations of 54.8. Stocks of finished goods declined for the first time since March amid capacity pressures and cost inflation was one of the highest in five years due to rising raw material costs and strong demand for inputs, flash figures showed."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/11242017144933.htm
23406December Rate Hike Becomes More Likely Despite Inflation Worries11/22/2017 7:34:29 PMThe Federal Reserve said the US labor market had continued to strengthen and economic activity had been rising solidly despite hurricane-related disruptions. Several policymakers still consider appropriate to raise the federal funds rate in the near term if the economy stays on track despite concerns regarding persistently low inflation.United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/11222017193150.htm
23405US Consumer Sentiment Revised Higher11/22/2017 3:13:15 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States was revised up to 98.5 in November of 2017 from a preliminary of 97.8. Still, it was lower than 100.7 in October which was the strongest since January 2004. Expected economic conditions deteriorated compared to the previous month although less than initially estimated."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/11222017151315.htm