The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield eased on Thursday morning, but remained above 1.45%, ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Powell is set to make a speech about the U.S. economy at the Wall Street Journal Jobs summit at 12:05 p.m. ET. Investors will be watching the speech closely for any comments on the recent bond sell-off and concerns about inflation.
Weekly data for new unemployment insurance claims in the U.S. is due out at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones are forecasting 750,000 first-time filers.
Factory orders data for January is due to be released at 10 a.m. ET.
Auctions will be held Thursday for $30 billion of 4-week bills and $35 billion of 8-week bills.
— CNBC’s Pippa Stevens contributed to this report.