Today's Economic/Fed Calendar

Friday, April 4, 2008

Today's Economic/Fed Calendar: Highly-anticipated employment report due out before the open

Economic data: -March Nonfarm Payrolls at 8:30ET (consensus -50K; prior -63K)
-Manufacturing Payrolls (consensus -35K; prior -52K)
-March Unemployment Rate at 8:30ET (consensus 5.0%; prior 4.8%)
-March Avg Hourly Earnings m/m (consensus 0.3%; prior 0.3%) and yr/yr (consensus 3.6%; prior 3.7%)
Fed speakers: -Cleveland President Pianalto speaks at 8:45ET -Governor Kroszner speaks on global economic and financial challenges at 14:45ET... For a complete rundown of this week's events and's market perspective, click here or go to the Market Perspective link on Institutional In Play.