Saturday, April 06, 2019

Schedule for Week of April 7, 2019

by Calculated Risk on 4/06/2019 08:11:00 AM

The key report this week is the March CPI.


----- Monday, Apr 8th -----

No major economic releases scheduled.

----- Tuesday, Apr 9th -----

6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for March.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for February 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.

Jobs openings increased in January to 7.581 million from 7.479 million in December.

The number of job openings (yellow) were up 15% year-over-year, and Quits were also up 15% year-over-year.

----- Wednesday, Apr 10th -----

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

8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for March from the BLS. The consensus is for 0.3% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.

2:00 PM: FOMC Minutes, Meeting of March 19-20, 2019

----- Thursday, Apr 11th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 211 thousand initial claims, up from 202 thousand the previous week.

8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for March from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI.

----- Friday, Apr 12th -----

10:00 AM: University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for April).