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Latest Release
Oct 05, 2018
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3.7%
Forecast
3.8%
Previous
3.9%
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
Nov 02, 2018 (Oct) 08:30   3.7% 3.7%
Oct 05, 2018 (Sep) 08:30 3.7% 3.8% 3.9%
Sep 07, 2018 (Aug) 08:30 3.9% 3.8% 3.9%
Aug 03, 2018 (Jul) 08:30 3.9% 3.9% 4.0%
Jul 06, 2018 (Jun) 08:30 4.0% 3.8% 3.8%
Jun 01, 2018 (May) 08:30 3.8% 3.9% 3.9%

News

Forex - U.S. Dollar Falls After Jobs Report
Forex - U.S. Dollar Falls After Jobs Report By Investing.com - Oct 05, 2018

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Analysis

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LiteForex
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Ripelancer Corporation
Ripelancer Corporation Nov 04, 2016 9:08AM ET
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No change here but still USD WILL DROP !
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Adil D.
Adil D. Nov 04, 2016 5:15AM ET
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If higher than 5 = Sell EUR/USD ?
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Sikandar Ali
Sikandar Ali Aug 07, 2015 4:59AM ET
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USDJPY = SELL
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Cameron Edwards
Cameron Edwards Feb 05, 2015 11:59PM ET
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Epic fail advice I agree!
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Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 2:24AM ET
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No change in unemployment rate....remain same 5.8%
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Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Jan 09, 2015 2:24AM ET
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5,6
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Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Jan 09, 2015 2:24AM ET
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maybe 5.4
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Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 2:20AM ET
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No change in unemployment rate..remains same 5.8%
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AJ Abro
AJ Abro Jan 04, 2015 11:35PM ET
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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 04, 2015 11:35PM ET
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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 04, 2015 11:35PM ET
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Epic fail advice
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Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Jan 04, 2015 11:35PM ET
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yep
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Luqman Khawaja
Luqman Khawaja Sep 05, 2014 5:44AM ET
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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 Sep 05, 2014 5:44AM ET
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EUR /USD ,XAU ,GBP , UP & DONE
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Pardeep Singh
Pardeep Singh Aug 01, 2014 7:44AM ET
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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 01, 2014 7:44AM ET
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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 05, 2014 8:02PM ET
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Technical should usd/jpy go down... Tp 101.300 and sl 103... Wait until next week.
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