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Saturday, April 01, 2023

Schedule for Week of April 2, 2023

by Calculated Risk on 4/01/2023 08:11:00 AM

The key report scheduled for this week is the March employment report on Friday.

Other key reports include the February Trade Deficit and March Auto Sales.

For manufacturing, the March ISM Manufacturing survey will be released.

----- Monday, April 3rd -----

10:00 AM: ISM Manufacturing Index for March. The consensus is for the ISM to be at 47.5, down from 47.7 in February.  

10:00 AM: Construction Spending for February. The consensus is for 0.1% decrease in construction spending.

Vehicle SalesAll Day: Light vehicle sales for March. The consensus is for light vehicle sales to be 14.9 million SAAR in March, unchanged from 14.9 million in February (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).

This graph shows light vehicle sales since the BEA started keeping data in 1967. The dashed line is the February sales rate.

----- Tuesday, April 4th -----

8:00 AM: Corelogic House Price index for February.

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 (black line), hires (dark blue), Layoff, Discharges and other (red column), and Quits (light blue column) from the JOLTS.

Jobs openings decreased in January to 10.8 million from 11.2 million in December.

----- Wednesday, April 5th -----

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

8:15 AM: The ADP Employment Report for March. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 200,000 payroll jobs added in March, down from 242,000 added in February.

U.S. Trade Deficit8:30 AM: Trade Balance report for February from the Census Bureau.

This graph shows the U.S. trade deficit, with and without petroleum, through the most recent report. The blue line is the total deficit, and the black line is the petroleum deficit, and the red line is the trade deficit ex-petroleum products.

The consensus is the trade deficit to be $68.7 billion.  The U.S. trade deficit was at $68.3 billion in January.

10:00 AM: the ISM Services Index for March.

----- Thursday, April 6th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 196 thousand initial claims, down from 198 thousand last week.

----- Friday, April 7th -----

Employment Recessions, Scariest Job Chart8:30 AM: Employment Report for March.   The consensus is for 240,000 jobs added, and for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 3.6%.

There were 311,000 jobs added in February, and the unemployment rate was at 3.6%.

This graph shows the jobs added per month since January 2022.