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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.
Monthly job openings were at 5.6 million on the last business day in January, the Labor Department says.
After a solid jobs report, investors increasingly are expecting a green light for a Federal Reserve rate hike at its next meeting.
The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that construction spending declined 1.0 percent to $1.18 trillion.
Consumers' assessment of current conditions in the US increased in February, according to a monthly survey released on Tuesday.
The number of EU citizens working in the U.K. saw its largest drop in five years during the last three months of 2016; ONS.
Industrial production fell as unseasonably warm weather caused a major drop in utilities output, offsetting gains in manufacturing and mining.
The majority of market watchers expect the Federal Reserve to stand pat on rates at the next meeting.