Thursday, August 03, 2017

Friday: Employment Report, Trade Deficit

by Bill McBride on 8/03/2017 07:46:00 PM

Earlier:

My July Employment Preview

and Goldman: July Payrolls Preview

Friday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, Employment Report for July. The consensus is for an increase of 180,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in July, down from the 222,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in June. The consensus is for the unemployment rate to decline to 4.3%.

• Also at 8:30 AM, Trade Balance report for June from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for the U.S. trade deficit to be at $44.5 billion in June from $46.5 billion in May.