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U.S. Unemployment Rate

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Latest Release
Dec 02, 2016
Actual
4.6%
Forecast
4.9%
Previous
4.9%
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Unemployment Rate
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Dec 02, 2016 (Nov) 08:30 4.6% 4.9% 4.9%
Nov 04, 2016 (Oct) 07:30 4.9% 4.9% 5.0%
Oct 07, 2016 (Sep) 07:30 5.0% 4.9% 4.9%
Sep 02, 2016 (Aug) 07:30 4.9% 4.8% 4.9%
Aug 05, 2016 (Jul) 07:30 4.9% 4.8% 4.9%
Jul 08, 2016 (Jun) 07:30 4.9% 4.8% 4.7%

News

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Forex - Canadian dollar close to 6-week highs By Investing.com - Dec 05, 2016

Investing.com - The Canadian dollar was trading close to six-week highs against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as sustained strength in oil prices and a solid domestic employment report supported the ...

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Gold down around 1% as dollar index moves higher By Investing.com - Dec 05, 2016

Investing.com - Gold prices fell almost 1% on Monday as demand for the dollar continued to remain underpinned after Friday’s solid U.S. employment report cemented expectations for a December ...

Analysis

Kevin Flynn
If You Believe In Magic By Kevin Flynn - Dec 06, 2016

“It makes you feel happy like an old time movie.” – The Lovin’ Spoonful, Do You Believe in Magic The stock market did indeed back off a bit last week, not that it means really ...

Kenny Fisher
Gold Dips On US Services PMI By Kenny Fisher - Dec 05, 2016

Gold has posted slight losses in the Monday session. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1174.46. On the release front, there was good news in the services sector, as ISM ...

Unemployment Rate Discussion

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Ripelancer Corporation
Ripelancer Corporation Nov 04, 2016 1:08PM GMT
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No change here but still USD WILL DROP !
Adil D.
Adil D. Nov 04, 2016 9:15AM GMT
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If higher than 5 = Sell EUR/USD ?
Sikandar Ali
Sikandar Ali Aug 07, 2015 8:59AM GMT
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USDJPY = SELL
Cameron Edwards
Cameron Edwards Feb 06, 2015 4:59AM GMT
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Epic fail advice I agree!
Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 7:24AM GMT
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No change in unemployment rate....remain same 5.8%
Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Feb 06, 2015 11:47AM GMT
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5,6
Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Feb 06, 2015 11:50AM GMT
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maybe 5.4
Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 7:20AM GMT
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No change in unemployment rate..remains same 5.8%
AJ Abro
AJ Abro Jan 05, 2015 4:35AM GMT
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unemployment rate reduced, So is this mean USD is going to go up?
Khal Boufat
Khal Boufat Jan 09, 2015 7:42AM GMT
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No it mean that Number of job is gone down.So USD will go down.but u can't base your analyse at this Forecast.
Steve Elliott
Steve Elliott Jan 09, 2015 10:03AM GMT
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Epic fail advice
Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Feb 06, 2015 11:48AM GMT
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yep
Luqman Khawaja
Luqman Khawaja Sep 05, 2014 9:44AM GMT
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@ KILL TRADE If the news gone in -ive Gold will go up and vice versa..
guru gi
guru gi Oct 03, 2014 12:19PM GMT
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EUR /USD ,XAU ,GBP , UP & DONE
Pardeep Singh
Pardeep Singh Aug 01, 2014 11:44AM GMT
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Can anyone tell about EUR/USD it continuously going down,,,,, .Any factor which support Euro so that it go on a track of Upside
Pianko Rao
Pianko Rao Aug 31, 2014 1:58PM GMT
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on 4th Sept ECB maintains status quo on INT rates & its guidance then we may see bounce back towards again 1.3280/360 else fall imminent twrds 1.2800
Qader Peshrou
Qader Peshrou Jun 06, 2014 12:02AM GMT
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Technical should usd/jpy go down... Tp 101.300 and sl 103... Wait until next week.
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