Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of March 1 And 8

Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data.    
  Forecast Prior Observation Consensus
Week of March 1      
March 1      
PMI Manufacturing Index - February 58.5 58.5  
ISM (Mfg) - February 58.9 58.7 58.8
       
Construction Spending - January 0.8% 1.0 0.8
       
March 2      
Auto Sales - February 16.6K 16.6  
Car Sales 3.7 3.7  
Truck Sales 12.9 12.9  
       
March 3      
ADP Employment Report - February 100K 174 170
       
PMI Services Index - February 58.9 58.9  
ISM Services Index 58.7 58.7 58.7
       
March 4      
Initial Unemployment Claims 775K 730 760
       
Productivity - Q(4) - r -4.7 -4.8 -4.7
Unit Labor Cost 6.7 6.8 6.8
       
Factory Orders - January 2.2% 0.7 2.1
Durable Goods Orders  3.4 0.3  
Nondurable Goods Orders  1.0 1.1  
       
March 5      
Nonfarm Payrolls - February 150K 49 165
Private 175 6 190
Manufacturing 20 -10 10
Unemployment 6.4% 6.3 6.3
Average Workweek 34.9HR 35.0 34.9
Average Hourly Earnings 0.2% 0.2 0.2
       
International Trade - January -$67.6B -66.6 -67.5
Consumer Credit - January $12.0B 9.7 12.0
       
Week of March 8      
March 8      
Wholesale Inventories - January 1.3% 1.3  
       
March 9      
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index - February 96.0 95.0  
       
March 10      
Consumer Price Index - February 0.3% 0.3 0.3
CPI Core 0.2 0.0 0.1
       
Treasury Budget - January  -$632B -162.8  
       
March 11      
JOLTS - January 6.570M 6.646  
       
March 12      
Producer Price Index - February 0.3% 1.2  
PPI less food, energy and trade services 0.2 1.2  
       
       
Michigan Consumer Sentiment - March (p) 76.8 76.8  
       
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