Weekly Unemployment Claims (every Thursday)
The second release of the morning will be last week's unemployment figures. They are forecasted to show that 240,000 new claims for unemployment benefits were filed last week, up from the previous week’s 233,000 initial claims. This report usually doesn't cause much movement in the markets or mortgage rates unless it shows a significant jump or drop in initial claims for benefits. The higher the number of claims, the better the news it is for bonds and mortgage rates since rising claims is a sign of employment sector weakness.