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|Employment Report||A measure of net new jobs created, the unemployment rate, average hourly earnings and the length of the average workweek.||Labor Department||First Friday of the Month at 8:30 am EST||High. Considered the single best indicator of the health of the economy.|
|Housing Starts and Building Permits||Measures privately owned housing starts authorized by building permits.||Census Bureau||Data from prior month comes out around the 18th at 8:30 am EST.||Some. Considered to be a good indicator of home sales and general spending.|
|Producer Price Index||Measures the change in prices received by domestic producers in all stages of processing.||Labor Department||Data from prior month comes out around the 13th at 8:30 am EST.||High. Important measure of inflation.|
|Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization||A measure of the change in the production of the nation's factories, mines and utilities.||Federal Reserve||Data from prior month comes out around the 15th of the month at 9:15 am EST.||High. Considered to be a key factory-sector gauge. An inflationary indicator.|
|NAPM||National manufacturing index based on a survey of purchasing managers at approximately 300 industrial companies.||NAPM||Data from prior month comes out on the first business day of the month at 10:00 am EST.||High. Considered to be the single best indicator of the condition of the factory sector.|
|Chicago Purchasing Managers Index||Signals factory-sector expansion when it is above 50 and contraction below 50.||Chicago arm of the NAPM||Data for the current month is released on the last business day of the month at 10:00 am EST.||High. A good gauge of how the PMI is expected to be a few days later.|
|New Home Sales||Measures the selling rate of new one-family houses.||Census Bureau||Around the end of the month at 10:00 am EST.||Some. Considered to be a good indicator of home sales and general spending.|
|Initial Jobless Claims||Measures the number of people filing first time claims for state unemployment insurance.||Labor Department||Every Thursday at 8:30 EST.||Some. A good indicator of the monthly employment report.|
|Durable Goods Orders||Measures the value of orders received by manufacturers for products that last more than 3 years.||Census Bureau||Data for the prior month comes out around the 26th of the month at 8:30 am EST.||Much. Considered to be a key factory-sector indicator.|
|Existing Home Sales||A measure of the selling rate of preowned homes.||National Association of Realtors||Data for the prior month comes out around the 25th of the month at 10:00 am EST.||Some. Considered to be a good indicator of home sales and general spending.|
|Redbook Retail Average||An index that reflects the same-store sales of a group of companies that account for 85% of the department store category in the Census Bureau's monthly retail sales report.||LJR Redbook||Every Tuesday at 10:30 am EST.||Some. Important Spending Indicator with higher interest during peak sales seasons.|
|Weekly Chain Store Sales||Sales results from seven major retailers.||Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg||Every Tuesday at 9:00 am EST.||Some. Important Spending Indicator with higher interest during peak sales seasons.|
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