Thursday, February 01, 2018

Friday: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and Wages

by Bill McBride on 2/01/2018 07:31:00 PM

My January Employment Preview

Goldman: January Payrolls Preview

Friday:
• At 8:30 AM, Employment Report for January. The consensus is for an increase of 176,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in January, up from the 148,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in December. The consensus is for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 4.1%.

• At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for February). The consensus is for a reading of 95.0, up from 94.4 in January.