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Thursday: Housing Starts, Unemployment Claims, Industrial Production and more

Thursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 200 thousand initial claims, up from 184 thousand last week.

• Also at 8:30 AM, Housing Starts for November. The consensus is for 1.570 million SAAR, up from 1.520 million SAAR.

• Also at 8:30 AM, the Philly Fed manufacturing survey for December. The consensus is for a reading of 27.0, down from 39.0.

• At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for November. The consensus is for a 0.7% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 76.8%.

• At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for December.

And on COVID:

COVID Metrics
 
Today
Week
Ago
Goal

Percent fully Vaccinated
61.1%

≥70.0%1

Fully Vaccinated (millions)
202.8

≥2321

New Cases per Day3

117,950
121,889
≤5,0002

Hospitalized3🚩
49,594
44,777
≤3,0002

Deaths per Day3🚩
1,143
1,122
≤502

1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.

Click on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of positive tests reported.

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