Increase in Job Growth Expected -- Data Week Ahead

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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.

Forecasts were last updated on Monday afternoon.

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DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS

(ET)

Thursday 0830 Jobless Claims Jan 27 235K (18) 233K

0830 Productivity (Prelim) 4Q +0.6% (20) +3.0%*

0830 Unit Labor Costs (Prelim) 4Q +1.0% (19) -0.2%*

0945 Markit Mfg PMI Jan 55.4 (4) 55.5**

1000 ISM Mfg PMI Jan 58.5 (23) 59.7

1000 Construction Spending Dec +0.3% (20) +0.8%

N/A Auto Sales Jan 17.2M (18) 17.85M

Friday 0830 Nonfarm Payrolls Jan +177K (25) +148K

0830 Unemployment Rate Jan 4.1% (24) 4.1%

0830 Avg. Hourly Wages*** Jan +0.2% (22) +0.34%

1000 Consumer Sentiment Jan 95.0 (15) 94.4****

(Final)

1000 Factory Orders Dec +1.5% (18) +1.3%

*3Q Revised Reading

**Jan Flash Reading

***All private-sector workers

****Jan Prelim Reading

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

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 31, 2018 10:14 ET (15:14 GMT)

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