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Monday, Oct. 3

Auto manufacturers are expected to release their sales figures for September.

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its manufacturing index for September. Economists expect a reading of 50.5.

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Tuesday, Oct. 4

Companies reporting:

Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

Yum Brands Inc.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its non-manufacturing index for September. Economists expect a reading of 52.8.

Companies reporting:

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Costco Wholesale Corp.

Marriott International Inc.

Monsanto Co.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Statistics Canada reports on building permits in August. Economists expect an increase of 0.6 per cent from the previous month.

The Richard Ivey purchasing managers index is released for September. Economists expect a reading of 54.

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The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims for the week ending Oct. 1. Economists expect 410,000 new claims.

Companies reporting:

Constellation Brands Inc.

Richelieu Hardware Ltd.

Friday, Oct. 7

Statistics Canada releases its jobs report for September. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 7.3 per cent; payrolls are expected to rise by 15,000 new jobs.

The U.S. Labour Deparment issues its jobs report for September. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 9.1 per cent; non-farm payrolls are expected to grow by 58,000 jobs.

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