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Friday: Employment Report, ISM Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Auto Sales

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My January Employment PreviewGoldman: January Payrolls PreviewFriday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Employment Report for January.   The consensus is for 158,000 jobs added, and for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 3.9%.• At 10:00 AM, ISM Manufacturing Index for January. The consensus is for the ISM to be at 54.0, down from 54.1 in December.• At 10:00 AM, Construction Spending for November. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in construction spending (The December release hasn't been scheduled).• All day, Light vehicle sales for January. The consensus is for light vehicle sales to be 17.2 million SAAR in January, unchanged from 17.2 million in December (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).

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My January Employment Preview

Goldman: January Payrolls Preview

Friday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, Employment Report for January.   The consensus is for 158,000 jobs added, and for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 3.9%.

• At 10:00 AM, ISM Manufacturing Index for January. The consensus is for the ISM to be at 54.0, down from 54.1 in December.

• At 10:00 AM, Construction Spending for November. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in construction spending (The December release hasn't been scheduled).

• All day, Light vehicle sales for January. The consensus is for light vehicle sales to be 17.2 million SAAR in January, unchanged from 17.2 million in December (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).
Bill McBride
A full time blogger, Mr. McBride retired as a senior executive from a small public company in the '90s. Mr. McBride holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and has a background in management, finance and economics.

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