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U.S. Unemployment Rate

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Latest Release
Apr 07, 2017
Actual
4.5%
Forecast
4.7%
Previous
4.7%
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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Currency: USD
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Unemployment Rate
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
May 05, 2017 (Apr) 08:30   4.6% 4.5%
Apr 07, 2017 (Mar) 08:30 4.5% 4.7% 4.7%
Mar 10, 2017 (Feb) 09:30 4.7% 4.7% 4.8%
Feb 03, 2017 (Jan) 09:30 4.8% 4.7% 4.7%
Jan 06, 2017 (Dec) 09:30 4.7% 4.7% 4.6%
Dec 02, 2016 (Nov) 09:30 4.6% 4.9% 4.9%

News

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Forex - Weekly outlook: April 10 - 14 By Investing.com - Apr 09, 2017

Investing.com - The dollar rose against a basket of the other major currencies on Friday, shrugging off disappointing U.S. employment data as investors remained focused on the Federal Reserve’s ...

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Top 6 things that moved markets this past week By Investing.com - Apr 07, 2017

Investing.com – Take a peek at the top 6 things that rocked U.S. markets this past week. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a ten-year low The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, ...

Analysis

SGT Markets
Forex Analysis: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD By SGT Markets - Apr 25, 2017

EUR/USD Centrist Emmanuel Macron, a pro-EU ex-banker and former economy minister, emerged as the leader of the first round of voting and qualified for a May 7 runoff alongside the second-place ...

SGT Markets
FX Overview: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD. By SGT Markets - Apr 24, 2017

EUR/USD Centrist Emmanuel Macron, a pro-EU ex-banker and former economy minister, emerged as the leader of the first round of voting and qualified for a May 7 runoff alongside the second-place ...

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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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