• At 8:30 AM ET, Employment Report for December. There were 120 thousand jobs added in November, and the unemployment rate was at 4.2%. The consensus is for 400 thousand jobs added in December, and for the unemployment rate to decline to 4.1%.
And on COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
COVID Metrics TodayWeek
AgoGoal Percent fully Vaccinated62.4%—≥70.0%1 Fully Vaccinated (millions)207.0—≥2321 New Cases per Day3🚩586,391315,851≤5,0002 Hospitalized3🚩95,25067,842≤3,0002 Deaths per Day3🚩1,2451,088≤502 1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.
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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of positive tests reported.