Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to hit 97.5 in May, according to Thomson Reuters. » Read More
The Commerce Department says durable goods orders fell 0.7 percent in April after rising 2.3 percent in March.
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday that a "brighter" global economy is posing less risk to the Fed's outlook for the U.S.
Prospects were further boosted by other data on Thursday showing a sharp acceleration in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region this month.
Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to see a preliminary reading of 97 in May, according to Thomson Reuters.
The number of openings was at 5.7 million on the last business day of the month, the monthly JOLTs report said.
Raising women's participation could boost economic output by 5 percent, Yellen said, according to the NYT.
A former Fed insider offers her prediction on today’s employment report.
A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the service sector, and a reading below 50 indicates contraction.
Economists expected activity in the manufacturing sector to only fall to 56.4 in April.
Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to hit 98 in April, according to Thomson Reuters.
The index last climbed to 125.6 in March, according to monthly data from The Conference Board.
The index, which measures all nine U.S. census divisions, found that nationwide home prices rose 5.8 percent year-over-year in February.
The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday industrial production and capacity utilization for the month of March.
Economists were expecting home builder confidence for April to hit 70, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.
Consumer sentiment beat expectations, rising to 98 in April according to the University of Michigan.
The Commerce Department announced factory orders increased 1 percent in February after a 1.5 percent gain in January.
The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment was expected to stay unchanged from early March's 97.6.
Economists expected the index to hit 114 in March, according to Reuters.
Economist expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to hit 97 in March, according to Thomson Reuters.