Economic Calendar

  • Aug
    13
    Sun
  • Aug
    14
    Mon
  • Aug
    15
    Tue
  • Aug
    16
    Wed
  • Aug
    17
    Thu
  • Aug
    18
    Fri
  • Aug
    19
    Sat
Aug
16
WednesdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
00:30
AUD
Westpac-MI Leading Index (m/m)
low
0.12%-0.15%*
08:30
GBP
Unemployment Rate
med
4.4%4.5%4.5%
08:30
GBP
Claimant Count Change Rate
med
2.3%2.3%
08:30
GBP
Average Earnings Index (3m y/y)
med
2.1%1.8%1.9%*
08:30
GBP
Claimant Count Change
med
-4.2k5.9k*

Claimant Count Change

08:30
GBP
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
med
-4.2k6.0k

Details

Source
Office for National Statistics
Measures
Claimant Count Change measures the change in the number of unemployed people in the U.K. during the reported month. A rising trend indicates weakness in the labor market, which has a trickle-down effect on consumer spending and economic growth.
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP, while lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Sep 13, 2017
Why Traders Care
It's the first indication of the employment situation, released a month earlier than the Unemployment Rate.
Also Called
Jobless Claims, Unemployment Change
09:00
EUR
GDP (SA) (Prelim) (q/q)
high
0.6%0.6%0.6%
09:00
EUR
GDP (SA) (Prelim) (y/y)
high
2.2%2.1%2.1%
12:30
USD
Housing Starts
med
1,155.0k1,220.0k1,213.0k*
12:30
USD
Building Permits
med
1,223.0k1,250.0k1,275.0k*
18:00
USD
Fed releases minutes of July meeting
high
23:50
JPY
Trade Balance
med
418.8B327.1B439.8B*

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