Nonfarm Payrolls Seen Up 210K -- Data Week Ahead

BY Dow Jones & Company, Inc. | ECONOMIC | 03/03/21 10:14 AM EST

The following are forecasts for this week's remaining U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal.

Forecasts were last updated Monday afternoon.

DATE      TIME  RELEASE                    PERIOD     CONSENSUS    PREVIOUS
          (ET)
Thursday  0830  Jobless Claims              Feb 27    750K   (26)   730K
          0830  Productivity (Revised)      4Q       -4.7%   (26)  -4.8%*
          0830  Unit Labor Costs (Revised)  4Q       +6.6%   (26)  +6.8%*
          1000  Factory Orders              Jan      +2.3%   (24)  +1.1%
Friday    0830  Nonfarm Payrolls            Feb      +210K   (33)   49K
          0830  Unemployment Rate           Feb      +6.3%   (33)   6.3%
          0830  Avg. Hourly Wages M/M**     Feb      +0.2%   (27)  +0.2%
          0830  Avg. Hourly Wages Y/Y**     Feb      +5.3%   (12)  +5.38%
          0830  U.S. Trade Deficit          Jan      $67.6B  (32)  $66.61B
          1500  Consumer Credit             Jan     +$12.0B  (15) +$9.7B

*4Q Prelim Reading
**All private-sector workers


(Figures in parentheses refer to number of economists surveyed.)

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com


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