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ThursdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
01:30
AUD
Employment Change
high
41.114.0-2.3*
01:30
AUD
Unemployment Rate
high
5.2%5.2%5.2%

Unemployment Rate

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

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
Sep 19, 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
04:30
JPY
Capacity Utilization Rate (m/m)
low
-2.6%1.7%
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production (m/m)
med
-3.3%-3.6%
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production (y/y)
med
-3.8%-4.1%
08:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.2%-0.2%0.8%*
08:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (y/y)
high
2.9%2.3%3.6%
08:30
GBP
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.2%-0.2%0.9%*
08:30
GBP
Retail Sales (y/y)
high
3.3%2.5%3.8%
12:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
221.0k212.0k211.0k*
12:30
USD
Non Farm Productivity (q/q ann)
low
2.3%1.4%3.5%*
12:30
USD
Unit Labor Costs (q/q)
med
2.4%1.9%5.5%*
12:30
USD
Philadelphia Fed Survey
med
16.89.521.8
12:30
USD
Empire State Survey
med
4.82.04.3
12:30
USD
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.7%0.2%0.0%*
12:30
USD
Retail Sales (ex Autos) (m/m)
high
1.0%0.4%0.3%*
12:30
CAD
ADP Canada Releases July Payroll Estimates
med
13:00
CAD
Existing Home Sales (m/m)
med
3.5%3.3%-0.2%
13:15
USD
Capacity Utilization Rate
med
77.5%77.8%77.8%*
13:15
USD
Industrial Production (m/m)
med
-0.2%0.1%0.2%*
14:00
USD
Business Inventories
med
0.0B0.1B0.3B
14:00
USD
NAHB Builders survey
low
66.066.065.0
20:00
USD
TIC Net Long-Term Transactions
low
99.1B4.6B*

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