Thursday: Unemployment Claims

Mortgage RatesThursday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for an increase to 218 thousand from 213 thousand last week.

• At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for September.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
  Now Week
Ago
Goal
New Cases per Day2 55,332 60,783 ≤5,0001
Hospitalized2 25,406 28,571 ≤3,0001
Deaths per Day2 356 381 ≤501
1my goals to stop daily posts,
27-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.


COVID-19 Deaths per DayClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.

NOTE: Cases have declined by more than half, and deaths lag cases – so we might see average daily deaths in the 200s soon (good news, but still too high).
Average daily deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 214 per day.

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