Economic Calendar

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    13
    Mon
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    Tue
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    Thu
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May
16
ThursdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
01:30
AUD
Employment Change
high
28.415.027.7*
01:30
AUD
Unemployment Rate
high
5.2%5.0%5.1%*

Unemployment Rate

01:30
AUD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
high
5.2%5.0%5.0%

Details

Source
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Measures
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the AUD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the AUD.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Jun 13, 2019
Why Traders Care
Although it's generally viewed as a lagging indicator, the number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions.
Also Called
Jobless Rate
02:45
AUD
RBA's Bullock speaks in Sydney
med
07:30
EUR
ECB's Praet moderates panel in Brussels
med
08:15
EUR
German Bundesbank's Weidmann speaks in Hamburg
med
09:00
EUR
Trade Balance
low
17.9B19.4B19.5B
11:15
GBP
BoE's Woods speaks in Lausanne
med
12:30
CAD
Manufacturing Sales (m/m)
med
2.1%1.5%-0.2%
12:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
212.0k220.0k228.0k
12:30
USD
Philadelphia Fed Survey
med
16.69.08.5*
12:30
USD
Building Permits
med
1,296.0k1,289.0k1,288.0k*
12:30
USD
Housing Starts
med
1,235.0k1,209.0k1,168.0k*
12:30
CAD
ADP Canada Releases April Payroll Estimates
low
12:30
EUR
ECB's Guindos speaks in Brussels
med
14:30
CAD
BoC Publishes Financial System Review
med
17:30
GBP
BoE's Haskel speaks in York
med
18:00
EUR
ECB's Coeure speaks in Geneva
med

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