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US Jobless Claims Released Better Than Expectations

Jobless Claims:  Survey:  395K    Actual: 381K   Prior: 402K    Revised:  404K   

Continuing Claims:  Survey: 3700K    Actual:  3583K    Prior: 3740K  Revised: K

EUR/USD Trading Higher on the news.

Unemployment Level Drops to 8.6%, Jobless Claims Weaker Then Expectations

Change in Nonfarm Payrolls:   Survey:  125K     Actual:  120K    Prior:  80K      Revision: 100K

Change in Private Payrolls:  Survey: 150K    Actual: 140K     Prior:  104K     Revised: 117K

Change in Manufacturing Payrolls:  Survey: 9K   Actual:  2K   Prior:  5K     Revised: 6K

Unemployment Rate:  Survey:  9.0%     Actual:  8.6%     Prior:  9.0%

ISM, Construction Spending All Come In Stronger

Construction Spending MoM:  Survey:  0.3%    Actual: 0.8%    Prior:  0.2% 

ISM Manufacturing:   Survey: 51.8    Actual: 52.7    Prior:  50.8

November vs October 2011
Prices Paid:  45.0 vs 41.0
Production:  56.6 vs 50.1
New Orders: 56.7 vs 52.4
Backlog of Orders: 45.0 vs 47.5 
Inventory Change: 48.3 vs 46.7
Employment:  51.8 vs 53.5 

ISM Prices Paid:   Survey: 45.0  Actual: 45.0    Prior:  41.0

Pending Home Sales Rise Sharply

Pending Home Sales (MoM):    Survey:  2.0%    Actual:  10.4%    Prior:  -4.6%    

Pending Home Sales (YoY):   Actual: 7.3%     Prior:  7.9%

US Employment Change Improves to 206K vs Prior of 110K and Survey of 130K

Employment change drastically changes here most likely to all of the seasonal hires.

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