by Calculated Risk on 12/15/2021 07:48:00 PM
o At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 200 thousand initial claims, up from 184 thousand last week.
o Also at 8:30 AM, Housing Starts for November. The consensus is for 1.570 million SAAR, up from 1.520 million SAAR.
o Also at 8:30 AM, the Philly Fed manufacturing survey for December. The consensus is for a reading of 27.0, down from 39.0.
o At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for November. The consensus is for a 0.7% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 76.8%.
o At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for December.
And on COVID:
|Percent fully Vaccinated||61.1%||—||>=70.0%1|
|Fully Vaccinated (millions)||202.8||—||>=2321|
|New Cases per Day3||117,950||121,889||<=5,0002|
|Deaths per Day3?||1,143||1,122||<=502|
|1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
? Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
? Goal met.
This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of positive tests reported.