Week 29 of the 2021 U.S. Economic Calendar highlights State Employment and Unemployment, the mortgage purchase applications index, and more. Monday, July 12 \tNo major economic releases scheduled. Tuesday, July 13 \tNFIB Small Business Optimism Index for June will be released. \tThe Consumer Price Index for June from the BLS will be released, with the consensus for a 0.5% increase in CPI, and a 0.4% increase in core CPI. Wednesday, July 14 \tThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. Thursday, July 15 \tThe initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for a decrease to 350 thousand from 373 thousand last week. Friday, July 16 \tState Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for June 2020 will be released. \t Retail sales for June is scheduled to be released. The consensus is for 0.4% decrease in retail sales.