Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Thursday: Unemployment Claims, ISM Mfg Index, Construction Spending

by Calculated Risk on 7/31/2019 09:07:00 PM

• At 8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 213 thousand initial claims, up from 206 thousand last week.

• At 10:00 AM: ISM Manufacturing Index for July. The consensus is for the ISM to be at 51.9, up from 51.7 in June. The employment index was at 54.5 in June, and the new orders index was at 50.0%.

• At 10:00 AM: Construction Spending for June. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in construction spending.