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ThursdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
01:30
AUD
Employment Change
high
25.715.010.7*
01:30
AUD
Participation Rate
med
65.7%65.6%65.6%
01:30
AUD
Unemployment Rate
high
5.0%5.0%4.9%

Unemployment Rate

01:30
AUD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
high
5.0%5.0%4.9%

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
May 16, 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
01:30
AUD
NAB Business Confidence
med
-1.01.0
06:00
EUR
German PPI (m/m)
low
-0.1%0.2%-0.1%
07:15
EUR
French Composite PMI
low
50.049.748.9
07:15
EUR
French Manufacturing PMI
low
49.650.149.7
07:15
EUR
French Services PMI
low
50.549.849.1
07:30
EUR
German Composite PMI
low
52.151.651.4
07:30
EUR
German Manufacturing PMI
med
44.545.044.1
07:30
EUR
German Services PMI
med
55.655.055.4
08:00
EUR
Composite PMI
low
51.351.851.6
08:00
EUR
Manufacturing PMI
med
47.847.847.5
08:00
EUR
Services PMI
med
52.553.153.3
08:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (m/m)
high
1.2%-0.3%0.4%*
08:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (y/y)
high
6.2%3.9%3.8%
08:30
GBP
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
1.1%-0.2%0.6%*
08:30
GBP
Retail Sales (y/y)
high
6.7%4.6%4.0%
12:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
193.0k205.0k197.0k*
12:30
USD
Philadelphia Fed Survey
med
8.811.013.7
12:30
CAD
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.8%0.4%-0.4%*
12:30
CAD
Core Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.6%0.2%-0.6%*
12:30
USD
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
1.6%1.0%-0.2%
12:30
USD
Retail Sales Ex Auto (m/m)
high
1.2%0.7%-0.2%*
12:30
CAD
ADP Canada Releases March Payroll Estimates
med
12:30
EUR
ECB's Lane speaks in Dublin
med
14:00
USD
CB Leading Index (m/m)
low
0.4%0.4%0.1%*
14:00
USD
Business Inventories
med
0.3B0.3B0.9B*
16:10
USD
Fed's Bostic speaks in Jacksonville, FL
med
23:30
JPY
Natl CPI (y/y)
high
0.5%0.5%0.2%

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