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Thursday: Housing Starts, Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg, Industrial Production

Thursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, Housing Starts for February. The consensus is for 1.695 million SAAR, up from 1.638 million SAAR.

• Also at 8:30 AM, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for a decrease to 225 thousand from 227 thousand last week.

• Also at 8:30 AM, the Philly Fed manufacturing survey for March. The consensus is for a reading of 15.0, down from 16.0.

• At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for February. The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 77.9%.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
 
Now
Week
Ago
Goal

Percent fully Vaccinated
65.3%

≥70.0%1

Fully Vaccinated (millions)
216.8

≥2321

New Cases per Day3

30,934
36,852
≤5,0002

Hospitalized3

20,780
29,017
≤3,0002

Deaths per Day3

1,107
1,153
≤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.

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

New cases, hospitalizations and deaths are still declining.

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