Thursday, October 03, 2019

Friday: Employment Report, Trade Deficit

by Calculated Risk on 10/03/2019 07:58:00 PM

My September Employment Preview.

Goldman's September Payrolls preview.

Friday:
• At 8:30 AM: Employment Report for September. The consensus is for 145,000 jobs added, up from 130,000 in August (including temporary Census hires). The consensus is the unemployment rate will be unchanged at 3.7%.

• At 8:30 AM: Trade Balance report for August from the Census Bureau.  The consensus is for the deficit to be $54.5 billion in August, from $54.0 billion in July.

• At 2:00 PM: Speech, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Opening Remarks, At Fed Listens: Perspectives on Maximum Employment and Price Stability, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.