Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Wednesday: ISM Non-Mfg Index, ADP Employment, Beige Book

by Bill McBride on 12/02/2014 07:09:00 PM

Looking ahead to Friday, if net non-farm job growth (November plus revisions) is 222 thousand or more, than 2014 will be the best year for employment since the '90s.

For the private sector, the magic number is 176 thousand to pass 2011 and be the best year since the '90s (seems very likely).

Right now the consensus is for 235 thousand non-farm payroll jobs according to MarketWatch.

Get ready to party like it's 1999!

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

• At 8:15 AM, the ADP Employment Report for November. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 226,000 payroll jobs added in November, down from 230,000 in October.

• At 10:00 AM, the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for November. The consensus is for a reading of 57.7, up from 57.1 in October. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion.

• At 2:00 PM, the Federal Reserve Beige Book, an informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts.