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Saturday, June 07, 2014

Schedule for Week of June 8th

by Calculated Risk on 6/07/2014 01:11:00 PM

This will be a light week for economic data.

The key report this week is May retail sales on Thursday.

----- Monday, June 9th -----

No economic releases scheduled.

----- Tuesday, June 10th -----

7:30 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for May.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 10:00 AM: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for April from the BLS.

This graph shows job openings (yellow line), hires (purple), Layoff, Discharges and other (red column), and Quits (light blue column) from the JOLTS.

In March, the number of job openings (yellow) were up 3.5% year-over-year compared to March 2013, and Quits were up sharply year-over-year.

10:00 AM: Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for April. The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in inventories.

----- Wednesday, June 11th -----

7:00 AM: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

2:00 PM ET: The Monthly Treasury Budget Statement for May. Note: The CBO's estimate is the deficit through May in fiscal 2014 was $439 billion, compared to $626 billion for the same period in fiscal 2013.

----- Thursday, June 12th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to decrease to 309 thousand from 312 thousand.

Retail Sales8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for May will be released.

This graph shows retail sales since 1992 through March 2014. This is monthly retail sales and food service, seasonally adjusted (total and ex-gasoline). On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.1% from March to April (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 3.8% from April 2013.

The consensus is for retail sales to increase 0.6% in May, and to increase 0.4% ex-autos.

10:00 AM: Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for April.  The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in inventories.

----- Friday, June 13th -----

8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for May from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in prices.

9:55 AM: Reuter's/University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for June). The consensus is for a reading of 83.0, up from 81.9 in May.