Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thursday: Personal Income and Outlays, Unemployment Claims, Chicago PMI and More

by Bill McBride on 3/28/2018 08:12:00 PM

Thursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 228 thousand initial claims, down from 229 thousand the previous week.

• Also at 8:30 AM, Personal Income and Outlays for February. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in personal income, and for a 0.2% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.2%.

• At 9:45 AM, Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for March. The consensus is for a reading of 63.2, up from 61.9 in February.

• During the Day, Reis Q1 2018 Office Survey of rents and vacancy rates.

• At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for February). The consensus is for a reading of 102.0, unchanged from 102.0 in February.