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Feb, 21 00:30
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Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
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Date: Feb, 21 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 5.0%
Forecast: 5.0%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

5.0% 5.0% -
Feb, 21 04:30
All Industry Activity Index
All Industry Activity Index
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Date: Feb, 21 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.3%
Forecast: -0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The index comprises a variety of industries: service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

-0.3% -0.2% -
Feb, 21 06:00
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 06:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -18.8%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

This is a report which measures the change in the total value of new orders placed with machine tool manufacturers.

-18.8% - -
Feb, 21 07:00
Harmonized CPI
Harmonized CPI
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.0% m/m; 1.7% y/y
Forecast: -1.0% m/m; 1.7% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) reflects changes in the prices of consumer goods and services in a specified period of time. The HICP measures changes of the average price level for goods and services that households consume (the fixed consumer basket). HICP is pure price index. It does not reflect the changes in buying or consumption patterns, brands, and does not reflect the effect of outlet and service provider substitution.

-1.0% m/m; 1.7% y/y -1.0% m/m; 1.7% y/y -
Feb, 21 07:00
CPI
CPI
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Date: Feb, 21 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.8% m/m; 1.4% y/y
Forecast: -0.8% m/m; 1.4% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

-0.8% m/m; 1.4% y/y -0.8% m/m; 1.4% y/y -