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Wednesday: ADP Employment


• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

• 8:15 AM, The ADP Employment Report for December. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 413,000, down from 534,000 jobs added in November.

And on COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics  TodayWeek
AgoGoal Percent fully Vaccinated62.2%—≥70.0%1 Fully Vaccinated (millions)206.6—≥2321 New Cases per Day3🚩491,652248,571≤5,0002 Hospitalized3🚩85,42364,152≤3,0002 Deaths per Day3🚩1,1651,106≤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.

New cases are at record levels.  It appears likely hospitalizations will exceed the previous 7-day average record of 124,031 a year ago.
Fortunately, deaths are still well below the previous 7-day average record of 3,421 in January 2021.

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