Investors will be able to access new employment and productivity data this week to determine whether the U.S. is contracting as suggested by recent signs or moving forward. On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau releases February durable goods orders. Expectations are for a 1% decrease month-over-month. Friday will see the U.S. Labor Department announce March’s nonfarm payrolls. There is a potential for 225,000 jobs to increase and the monthly unemployment rate to stay at 3.6%. Hot jobs markets have been prominently discussed by central bankers when they consider the economic strength. This historically results in higher inflation readings.