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2020 Week 34 U.S. Economic Calendar

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Week 34 of the 2020 U.S. Economic Calendar highlights July Housing data, home sales and employment.

Here are your key economic updates for the week ahead, August 17 – August 21:

Monday, August 17

  • Empire Fed Manufacturing survey for August – consensus is 15.0, down from 17.2 in July
  • NAHB Homebuilder Survey – consensus is a reading of 73, up from 72. A number above 50 indicates positive outlook

Tuesday, August 18

  • Housing Starts for July – consensus is 1.237 million, up from 1.186 in June

Wednesday, August 19

  • MBA will release mortgage purchase applications index
  • FOMC Minutes

Thursday, August 20

  • Weekly unemployment claims – consensus is 900 thousand, down from last week’s surprising low of 963 thousand.
  • Philly Fed Manufacturing survey for August – consensus is a reading of 20.5, down from 24.1

Friday, August 21

  • Existing Home Sales for July – consensus is for 5.39 million, up from 4.72 million in July
  • State employment and unemployment
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