• Unemployment Claims Expected To Shatter Records

    14 days ago - By NPR

    Millions of Americans are expected to have filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week - a number far above the levels seen during the depths of the Great Recession.
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  • Thursday: Initial Unemployment Claims, Q4 GDP

    Thursday: Initial Unemployment Claims, Q4 GDP

    14 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    With the sudden stop in the economy, initial weekly unemployment claims will set an all time record this week, and will be huge next week too.
    Thursday:
    • At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for a huge number of initial claims, up from 281 thousand the previous week.
    • Also at 8:30 AM, Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter 2019. The consensus is that real GDP increased 2.1% annualized in Q4, the same as the second estimate of 2.1%.
    • At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for March.
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