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Latest Release
Feb 02, 2018
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4.1%
Forecast
4.1%
Previous
4.1%
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
Mar 09, 2018 (Feb) 08:30   4.0% 4.1%
Mar 02, 2018 (Feb) 08:30     4.1%
Feb 02, 2018 (Jan) 08:30 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
Jan 05, 2018 (Dec) 08:30 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
Dec 08, 2017 (Nov) 08:30 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
Nov 03, 2017 (Oct) 07:30 4.1% 4.2% 4.2%

News

Forex - Dollar Pauses After Recent Climb, Turns Lower
Forex - Dollar Pauses After Recent Climb, Turns Lower By Investing.com - Feb 06, 2018

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar turned lower against other major currencies on Tuesday, as markets paused after the greenback's recent climb to nearly two-week highs following last week's upbeat U.S. ...

Forex - USD/CAD Rises Near 2-Week Highs in Early Trade
Forex - USD/CAD Rises Near 2-Week Highs in Early Trade By Investing.com - Feb 05, 2018

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rose to a nearly two-week high against its Canadian counterpart on Monday, as Friday's upbeat U.S. employment report continued to lend support to the greenback, while ...

Forex - Aussie Edges Higher, Kiwi Holds Steady in Late Trade
Forex - Aussie Edges Higher, Kiwi Holds Steady in Late Trade By Investing.com - Feb 05, 2018

Investing.com - The Australian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, while the New Zealand dollar held steady as Friday's upbeat U.S. employment data continued to lend support to...

Analysis

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Soarin’ Fundamentals For Stocks By Ed Yardeni - 14 hours ago

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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 !
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Adil D.
Adil D. Nov 04, 2016 9:15AM GMT
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If higher than 5 = Sell EUR/USD ?
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Sikandar Ali
Sikandar Ali Aug 07, 2015 8:59AM GMT
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USDJPY = SELL
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Cameron Edwards
Cameron Edwards Feb 06, 2015 4:59AM GMT
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Epic fail advice I agree!
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Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 7:24AM GMT
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No change in unemployment rate....remain same 5.8%
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Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Feb 06, 2015 11:47AM GMT
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5,6
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Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Feb 06, 2015 11:50AM GMT
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maybe 5.4
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Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 7:20AM GMT
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No change in unemployment rate..remains same 5.8%
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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?
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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.
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Steve Elliott
Steve Elliott Jan 09, 2015 10:03AM GMT
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Epic fail advice
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Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Feb 06, 2015 11:48AM GMT
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yep
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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..
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guru gi
guru gi Oct 03, 2014 12:19PM GMT
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EUR /USD ,XAU ,GBP , UP & DONE
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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
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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
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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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