Thursday: Unemployment Claims, ISM Mfg, Construction Spending, Vehicle Sales

Thursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for a decrease to 650 thousand from 684 thousand last week.

• At 10:00 AM, ISM Manufacturing Index for March. The consensus is for the ISM to be at 61.2, up from 60.8 in February.  

• Also at 10:00 AM, Construction Spending for February. The consensus is for a 0.9% decrease in construction spending.

• At All Day, Light vehicle sales for March. The consensus is for light vehicle sales to be 16.5 million SAAR in March, up from 15.7 million in February (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).

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