Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Retail Sales, PPI

by Bill McBride on 2/13/2019 06:44:00 PM

Thursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 225 thousand initial claims, down from 234 thousand the previous week.

• Also at 8:30 AM, The Producer Price Index for January from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI.

• Also at 8:30 AM: Retail sales for December is scheduled to be released.  The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in retail sales.