Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tomorrow: Unemployment Claims, Q1 GDP (third estimate)

by Calculated Risk on 6/27/2012 10:30:00 PM

The focus tomorrow will be on the start of the two day European summit in Brussels, and also on the SCOTUS ruling on the health care law. The ruling on the Affordable Care Act is expected a little after 10 AM ET. (the SCOTUSblog is a good resource).

On Thursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to decline to 385 thousand from 387 thousand last week.


• Also at 8:30 AM, the third estimate of Q1 GDP will be released. The consensus is that real GDP increased 1.9% annualized in Q1; no change from the 2nd estimate.

• At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed regional Manufacturing Survey for June will be released this is the last of the regional Fed surveys for June, and three out of four have been below expectations. The consensus is for a decrease to 4 from 9 in May (above zero is expansion).