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Jan
18
ThursdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
00:01
GBP
RICS Housing Survey
med
8.0%-1.0%0.0%
00:30
AUD
Unemployment Rate
high
5.5%5.4%5.4%

Unemployment Rate

00:30
AUD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
high
5.5%5.4%5.4%

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
Feb 15, 2018
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
00:30
AUD
Employment Change
high
34.715.061.6
04:30
JPY
Capacity Utilization Rate (m/m)
low
0.09%0.2%
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production (m/m)
med
0.5%0.6%
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production (y/y)
med
3.6%3.7%
07:00
CNY
Chinese Retail Sales
med
9.4%10.2%10.2%
13:30
USD
Building Permits
med
1,302.0k1,295.0k1,298.0k
13:30
USD
Housing Starts
med
1,192.0k1,275.0k1,297.0k
13:30
USD
Philadelphia Fed Survey
med
22.225.026.2
13:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
216.0k249.0k261.0k

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