Unemployment Rate Seen Unchanged -- Data Week Ahead

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The following are forecasts for next week's U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal.

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DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS

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Tuesday 0945 Markit Mfg PMI Dec N/A 55.0*

Wednesday 1000 Construction Spending Nov +0.7% (10) +1.4%

1000 ISM Mfg PMI Dec 57.9 (12) 58.2

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N/A Auto Sales Dec 17.5M (9) 17.48M

Thursday 0815 ADP Jobs Dec +189K (4) +190K

0830 Jobless Claims Dec 30 +240K (5) 245K

0945 Markit Services PMI Dec N/A 52.4*

Friday 0830 U.S. Trade Deficit Nov $49.5B (9) $48.7B

0830 Nonfarm Payrolls Dec +180K (14) +228K

0830 Unemployment Rate Dec 4.1% (13) 4.1%

0830 Avg. Hourly Wages** Dec +0.3% (11) +0.19%

1000 ISM Non-Mfg PMI Dec 57.6 (11) 57.4

1000 Factory Orders Nov +1.5% (8) -0.1%

*Dec Flash Reading

(Figures in parentheses refer to number of economists surveyed.)

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com

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December 29, 2017 14:18 ET (19:18 GMT)