Jobs Data Highlights First Week of September

Thursday's weekly jobless claims will be closely watched, per usual

Deputy Editor
Aug 27, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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Much like last week, the last day of August and the start of September will begin with a whimper. However, on the whole, investors will still have jobs data, manufacturing numbers, and the latest weekly jobless claims to pore over next week. And there's even some earnings stragglers' companies set to report include At Home Group (HOME), Broadcom (AVGO), Ciena (CIEN), CrowdStrike (CRWD), DocuSign (DOCU), and Zoom (ZM)

Below is a brief list of some key market events and a few high-profile earnings releases scheduled for the upcoming week. All earnings and economic dates listed below are tentative and subject to change. Please check with each company's respective website for official reporting dates.

It'll be a slow start to the week, with Monday, August 31, baring no economic data. Meanwhile, Zoom will step into the earnings confessional. 

Things will pick up on Tuesday, September 1, with data on the IHS Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), ISM manufacturing index, construction spending, and auto sales all on tap. The earnings docket features At Home Group and H & R Block (HRB). 

On Wednesday, September 2, investors will keep an eye on the ADP employment report, the Beige book, and factory orders. Elsewhere, reports from CRWD, Five Below (FIVE), Macy's (M), Navistar (NAV), and PVH (PVH) are set to roll in. 

A fresh batch of initial and continuing jobless claims is due out on Thursday, September 3, as well as trade deficit data, and revisions concerning productivity and unit labor costs data. Meanwhile, AVGO, Campbell Soup (CPB), CIEN, DOCU, Smith & Wesson Brands (SWBI), and Zumiez (ZUMZ) will all report.

Notable economic data lined up for Friday, September 4 includes the nonfarm payrolls report and the unemployment rate. No companies will toss their hats in the earnings ring to end the week.


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