Unemployment Rate Seen Unchanged -- Data Week Ahead Update

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

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DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS

(ET)

Wednesday 1000 Construction Spending Nov +0.5% (14) +1.4%

1000 ISM Mfg PMI Dec 58.0 (17) 58.2

N/A Auto Sales Dec 17.5M (15) 17.48M

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Thursday 0815 ADP Jobs Dec +195K (6) +190K

0830 Jobless Claims Dec 30 240K (11) 245K

0945 Markit Services PMI Dec N/A 52.4*

Friday 0830 U.S. Trade Deficit Nov $49.8B (14) $48.7B

0830 Nonfarm Payrolls Dec +180K (19) +228K

0830 Unemployment Rate Dec 4.1% (18) 4.1%

0830 Avg. Hourly Wages** Dec +0.3% (16) +0.19%

1000 ISM Non-Mfg PMI Dec 57.6 (16) 57.4

1000 Factory Orders Nov +1.4% (13) -0.1%

*Dec Flash Reading

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

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com

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

Forecasts were last updated on Tuesday afternoon.

DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS

(ET)

Friday 0830 U.S. Trade Deficit Nov $49.8B (14) $48.7B

0830 Nonfarm Payrolls Dec +180K (19) +228K

0830 Unemployment Rate Dec 4.1% (18) 4.1%

0830 Avg. Hourly Wages** Dec +0.3% (16) +0.19%

1000 ISM Non-Mfg PMI Dec 57.6 (16) 57.4

1000 Factory Orders Nov +1.4% (13) -0.1%

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

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com

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January 04, 2018 10:14 ET (15:14 GMT)