Saturday, September 07, 2019

Schedule for Week of September 8, 2019

by Calculated Risk on 9/07/2019 08:11:00 AM

The key economic reports this week are August Retail sales, and the August Consumer Price Index (CPI).

----- Monday, Sept 9th -----

3:00 PM: Consumer Credit from the Federal Reserve.

----- Tuesday, Sept 10th -----

6:00 AM: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for August.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for July 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 decreased in June to 7.348 million from 7.384 million in May.

The number of job openings (yellow) were down 1% year-over-year, and Quits were up 2% year-over-year.

----- Wednesday, Sept 11th -----

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

8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for August from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI.

----- Thursday, Sept 12th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 215 thousand initial claims, down from 217 thousand the previous week.

8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for August from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.

----- Friday, Sept 13th -----

Year-over-year change in Retail Sales8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for August will be released.  The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in retail sales.

This graph shows the year-over-year change in retail sales and food service (ex-gasoline) since 1993. Retail and Food service sales, ex-gasoline, increased by 3.7% on a YoY basis in July.

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