Date
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Event
Jan, 23 23:50
Corporate Service Price Index
Corporate Service Price Index
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Date: Jan, 23 23:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Change in the price of services purchased by corporations. It's a leading indicator of consumer inflation - when corporations pay more for services the higher costs are usually passed on to the consumer.

Jan, 24 00:30
Participation Rate
Participation Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 65.7%
Forecast: 65.7%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

A measure of the active portion of an economy's labor force. The participation rate refers to the number of people who are either employed or are actively looking for work. The number of people who are no longer actively searching for work would not be included in the participation rate. During an economic recession, many workers often get discouraged and stop looking for employment, as a result, the participation rate decreases.

Jan, 24 00:30
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Part Time Employment Change
Part Time Employment Change
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -6.4K; 43.4K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Modern award usually defines a part-time employee as an employee who is engaged to work less than an average of 38 ordinary hours per week and whose hours of work are reasonably predictable, with a guaranteed minimum number of hours of work. Work is usually performed on regular days of the week. A part-time employee will usually be entitled to the same employment conditions as a full-time employee, but on a pro rata basis compared to the full-time hours (usually 38 per week) prescribed under the applicable industrial instrument.

Jan, 24 00:30
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Employment Change
Employment Change
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 37.0K
Forecast: 17.3K
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Tracks the number of the employed in Australia . The figure appears in the monthly Labour Force Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures, which the RBA often counters with rate increases.

The headline figure is the annualized percentage change in employed workers.

Jan, 24 00:30
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Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 5.1%
Forecast: 5.1%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

Jan, 24 00:30
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 52.6
Forecast: 52.7
Actual: -
Period: Jan

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The CIPS PMI is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

Jan, 24 02:00
Credit Card Spending
Credit Card Spending
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4% m/m; 6.1% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Shows a change in the total expenditure made via credit cards.

Jan, 24 05:00
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 05:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 99.3
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov
This index is designed to predict the direction of the economy, but it tends to have a muted impact because most of the indicators used in the calculation are released previously. There's a revised version of this indicator released about 10 days later, but it's not included for lack of significance. Source changed series from a diffusion index to a composite index as of Jun 2008. Combined reading of 11 economic indicators related to employment, production, new orders, consumer confidence, housing, stock prices, money supply, and interest rate spreads.
Jan, 24 07:00
GfK Consumer Climate
GfK Consumer Climate
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 10.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb

The German group GfK uses this report to show the results of their survey on business consumer confidence in order to gauge the health of the German economy. It is a leading indicator of economic strength.

Jan, 24 08:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 14.6%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Jan, 24 08:15
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 48.7
Forecast: 51.0
Actual: -
Period: Jan
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.
Jan, 24 08:15
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PMI Services
PMI Services
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 49.0
Forecast: 50.6
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Gauge for the overall performance of the country's service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the country's service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

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