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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Schedule for Week of April 28, 2024

by Calculated Risk on 4/27/2024 08:11:00 AM

The key report scheduled for this week is the April employment report.

Other key reports include February Case-Shiller house prices, April vehicle sales, and the March trade balance.

The FOMC meets this week and no change to the Fed funds rate is expected.

For manufacturing, the April Dallas Fed manufacturing survey, and the ISM index will be released.

----- Monday, April 29th -----

10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for April.

----- Tuesday, April 30th -----

Case-Shiller House Prices Indices9:00 AM: S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for February.

This graph shows the nominal seasonally adjusted National Index, Composite 10 and Composite 20 indexes through the most recent report (the Composite 20 was started in January 2000).

The consensus is for a 6.7% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for February.

9:00 AM: FHFA House Price Index for February. This was originally a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index.

9:45 AM: Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for April. The consensus is for a reading of 45.0, up from 41.4 in March.

10:00 AM: the Q1 2024 Housing Vacancies and Homeownership from the Census Bureau.

----- Wednesday, May 1st -----

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 April. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 180,000 payroll jobs added in April, down from 184,000 added in March.

10:00 AM ET: ISM Manufacturing Index for April. The consensus is for the ISM to be at 50.1, down from 50.3 in March.

10:00 AM: Construction Spending for March. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in construction spending.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for March 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 were little changed in February at 8.76 million from 8.75 million in January.

The number of job openings (black) were down 11% year-over-year in February.

2:00 PM: FOMC Meeting Announcement. No change to to the Fed funds rate is this meeting.

2:30 PM: Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds a press briefing following the FOMC announcement.

Vehicle SalesAll day: Light vehicle sales for April. The expectation is for light vehicle sales to be 15.7 million SAAR in April, up from 15.5 million in March (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).

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

----- Thursday, May 2nd -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 210 thousand initial claims, up from 207 thousand last week.

U.S. Trade Deficit8:30 AM: Trade Balance report for March 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 $68.8 billion.  The U.S. trade deficit was at $68.9 billion in February.

----- Friday, May 3rd -----

Employment per month8:30 AM: Employment Report for April.   The consensus is for 210,000 jobs added, and for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 3.8%.

There were 303,000 jobs added in March, and the unemployment rate was at 3.8%.

This graph shows the jobs added per month since January 2021.

10:00 AM: the ISM Services Index for April.   The consensus is for a reading of 52.0, up from 51.4.