Economic Calendar

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FridayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
06:45
EUR
French Trade Balance
low
-5.28B-5.0B-5.19B
06:45
EUR
French Current Account Balance
med
-1.3B-2.0B
07:50
EUR
French Services PMI
low
57.457.457.4*
07:55
EUR
German Services PMI
med
53.054.154.1
08:00
EUR
Composite PMI
low
55.155.255.2
08:00
EUR
Services PMI
med
54.755.055.0
12:30
USD
Unemployment Rate
high
3.9%4.0%4.1%
12:30
USD
Average Hourly Earnings (m/m)
high
0.1%0.2%0.2%*
12:30
USD
Nonfarm Payrolls
high
164.0k192.0k135.0k*

Nonfarm Payrolls

12:30
USD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
high
164.0k192.0k103.0k

Details

Source
U.S. Department of Labor
Measures
Reports the monthly change in the number of employed workers not including the farming and government sectors. High volatility is usually seen before and after the report is released. Job creation is the foremost indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of economic activity.
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Jun 1, 2018
Why Traders Care
The number of unemployed workers is an important signal of overall economic activity since consumer spending is greatly correlated with labor-market conditions.
Also Called
Non-Farm Employment Change, Non-Farm Payrolls, NFP, Employment Change
12:30
USD
Private Payrolls
high
168.0k190.0k135.0k*
14:00
CAD
Ivey PMI
med
71.559.8

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