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U.S. Unemployment Rate

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Latest Release
May 07, 2021
Actual
6.1%
Forecast
5.8%
Previous
6.0%
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
May 07, 2021 (Apr) 08:30 6.1% 5.8% 6.0%
Apr 02, 2021 (Mar) 08:30 6.0% 6.0% 6.2%
Mar 05, 2021 (Feb) 09:30 6.2% 6.3% 6.3%
Feb 05, 2021 (Jan) 09:30 6.3% 6.7% 6.7%
Jan 08, 2021 (Dec) 09:30 6.7% 6.8% 6.7%
Dec 04, 2020 (Nov) 09:30 6.7% 6.8% 6.9%

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Unemployment Rate Discussion

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matiko magere
matiko magere Sep 04, 2020 6:15AM ET
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5.4
Leonardo Vera
Leonardo Vera Aug 22, 2020 10:54PM ET
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The actual unemployment figures are probably much higher than these.
Jeff Blacca
Jeff Blacca Oct 04, 2019 4:50AM ET
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For today`s Unemployment Rate I predict a Bearish outcome so we will experience some whipsaws on USDso Buy USDJPY for Only 60 secs...USDJPY  Direction Up so =BUY USDJPY and SELL EURUSD/GBPUSD @12:29:50 GMT 0
Jeff Blacca
Jeff Blacca Oct 04, 2019 4:50AM ET
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Won
Ripelancer Corporation
Ripelancer Corporation Nov 04, 2016 9:08AM ET
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No change here but still USD WILL DROP !
Adil D.
Adil D. Nov 04, 2016 5:15AM ET
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If higher than 5 = Sell EUR/USD ?
Sikandar Ali
Sikandar Ali Aug 07, 2015 4:59AM ET
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USDJPY = SELL
Cameron Edwards
Cameron Edwards Feb 05, 2015 11:59PM ET
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Epic fail advice I agree!
Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 2:24AM ET
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No change in unemployment rate....remain same 5.8%
Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Jan 09, 2015 2:24AM ET
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5,6
Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Jan 09, 2015 2:24AM ET
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maybe 5.4
Ravikant kumar
Ravikant kumar Jan 09, 2015 2:20AM ET
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No change in unemployment rate..remains same 5.8%
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?
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.
Steve Elliott
Steve Elliott Jan 04, 2015 11:35PM ET
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Epic fail advice
Paulo Carvalho
Paulo Carvalho Jan 04, 2015 11:35PM ET
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yep
 
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