Date
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Event
Jun, 30 08:55
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Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 08:55
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.0%
Forecast: 5.0%
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

Jun, 30 08:55
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Unemployment Change
Unemployment Change
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 08:55
Importance: Medium
Previous: -4K
Forecast: -5K
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in Germany.

Jun, 30 09:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 8.4%
Forecast: 8.4%
Actual: -
Period: May

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

Jun, 30 10:00
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.10%; 1.59
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
Jun, 30 10:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 6.8%
Forecast: 6.8%
Actual: -
Period: May

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

Jun, 30 13:30
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Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.7%; 3.5%
Forecast: 0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Apr

A comprehensive measure of Canada's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country's overall economic health.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Canadian Dollar, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Most production reports that lead to Canadian GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where
C = private consumption
I = private investment
G = government expenditure
EX = exports of goods and services
IM = imports of goods and services

The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

Jun, 30 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 229K
Forecast: 228K
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

Jun, 30 13:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1315K
Forecast: 1310K
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Continuing claims refers to unemployed workers that qualify for benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. Data on unemployment claims is published by the Department of Labor on a weekly basis, allowing for frequent updates on the levels of unemployment.

Jun, 30 13:30
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PCE Core
PCE Core
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.3%; 4.9%
Forecast: 0.4%; 4.8%
Actual: -
Period: May

Comprehensive measure of how much consumers spend each month, counting expenditures on durable goods, consumer products, and services. Personal Consumption is a comprehensive measure of GDP; consequently the figure is watched as an indicator for economic trends. Spending also has direct affect on inflationary pressures.

A healthy Personal Spending figure means that consumers are buying goods and services, fueling the economy and spurring output growth. The report is particularly valued for forecasting inflationary pressures. Taken in excess these high levels of consumption and production may lead to an overall increase in prices. Indeed, the Fed uses a measure of inflation derived from the PCE as their primary gauge of inflation.

On the other hand, persistently low Personal Spending may result in decreasing levels of output and an economic downturn.

Because income is either spent or saved, Personal Spending (when reported as a percent of income rather than the headline percent change) has an inverse relationship to personal saving. Economists watch the growth of Personal Spending in relation to income and saving to determine if consumers are living beyond their means, which would influence levels of borrowing and future consumption.

The PCE figure is released in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

Core Personal Consumption Expenditure
Volatile items like food and energy can fluctuate widely due to seasonal and non-systemic factors. In order to provide a less erratic picture of Personal Consumption, food and energy items are excluded in the PCE core report.

The headline figure of PCE is expressed in percentage change in spending for the quarter.

Note: The Personal Consumption Expenditure figure is reported with the Personal Income and Outlays figure.

Jun, 30 13:30
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Personal Spending
Personal Spending
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.9%
Forecast: 0.4%
Actual: -
Period: May

Comprehensive measure of how much consumers spend each month, counting expenditures on durable goods, consumer products, and services. Personal Consumption is a comprehensive measure of GDP; consequently the figure is watched as an indicator for economic trends. Spending also has direct affect on inflationary pressures.

A healthy Personal Spending figure means that consumers are buying goods and services, fueling the economy and spurring output growth. The report is particularly valued for forecasting inflationary pressures. Taken in excess these high levels of consumption and production may lead to an overall increase in prices. Indeed, the Fed uses a measure of inflation derived from the PCE as their primary gauge of inflation.

On the other hand, persistently low Personal Spending may result in decreasing levels of output and an economic downturn.

Because income is either spent or saved, Personal Spending (when reported as a percent of income rather than the headline percent change) has an inverse relationship to personal saving. Economists watch the growth of Personal Spending in relation to income and saving to determine if consumers are living beyond their means, which would influence levels of borrowing and future consumption.

The PCE figure is released in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

Jun, 30 13:30
Personal Income
Personal Income
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4%
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: May

Broad gauge of employee earnings in the US . Personal Income measures the pre-tax income households receive from employment, investments, and transfer payments. As wages and salaries make up the majority of Personal Income, the figure can provide insight on the US employment situation. However, because Personal Income is released after the headline employment figure and earnings figures, its impact on the market is muted. The figure is still useful in gauging the purchasing ability of consumers, though, as rising Personal Income allows for strong consumers spending. Such spending drives output growth and fuels the US economy.

Jun, 30 14:45
Chicago Purchasing Managers Index
Chicago Purchasing Managers Index
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 14:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 60.3
Forecast: 58.1
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Monthly measure of the business conditions based on surveys of purchasing managers across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Released on the last business day of the reporting month, the report's significance has recently declined, with its only significance being that it precedes the more anticipated ISM report. Subsequently, it is used to predict the ISM report as the Chicago survey retains a high correlation with the broader economic release.

Referring to a benchmark of 50, the report is considered to reflect expansion when printing a reading of 50 or higher. Conversely, a reading of 49 and lower would be indicative of contraction.

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