Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Personal Income and Outlays, Chicago PMI, Pending Home Sales

by Bill McBride on 8/30/2017 07:46:00 PM

Thursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 237 thousand initial claims, up from 234 thousand the previous week. Note: The report tomorrow will be for the week ending Aug 26th. Unemployment claims will increase over the next few weeks due to Hurricane Harvey.

• Also at 8:30 AM, Personal Income and Outlays for July. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in personal income, and for a 0.4% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.1%.

• At 9:45 AM, Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for August. The consensus is for a reading of 58.0, down from 58.9 in July.

• At 10:00 AM, Pending Home Sales Index for June. The consensus is for a 0.8% increase in the index.