Week 43 of the 2020 U.S. Economic Calendar highlights State Employment and Unemployment for September 2020, the mortgage purchase applications index, and the\u00a0 Existing Home Sales for September. Here are your key economic updates for the week ahead, October 19 - October 23: Monday, October 19 \tThe October\u00a0NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of\u00a0 83, unchanged from last month. Anything above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good rather than poor. Tuesday, October 20 \tHousing Starts for September. Consensus is for 1.450 million SAAR, up from 1.416 million SAAR. \tState Employment and Unemployment for September 2020 Wednesday, October 21 \tAssociation (MBA) will release\u00a0 results for the mortgage purchase applications index. \tFederal Reserve Beige Book, an informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts. Thursday, October 22 \tThe\u00a0initial weekly unemployment claims\u00a0report will be released. The consensus is initial claims decreased to 860 thousand from 898 thousand last week. \tExisting Home Sales\u00a0for September from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 6.25 million SAAR, up from 6.00 million in August. Friday, October 23 \tNo economic releases are scheduled for this day.