Date
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Event Previous Forecast Actual
Jun, 30 09:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 8.4%
Forecast: 8.5%
Actual: -
Period: May

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.

8.4% 8.5% -
Jun, 30 10:00
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.10%; 1.59
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
3.10%; 1.59 - -
Jun, 30 10:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 6.8%
Forecast: 6.8%
Actual: -
Period: May

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.

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.

6.8% 6.8% -
Jun, 30 13:30
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Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.7%; 3.5%
Forecast: 0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Apr

A comprehensive measure of Canada's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country's overall economic health.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Canadian Dollar, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Most production reports that lead to Canadian GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where
C = private consumption
I = private investment
G = government expenditure
EX = exports of goods and services
IM = imports of goods and services

The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

0.7%; 3.5% 0.3% -
Jun, 30 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 229K
Forecast: 227K
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

229K 227K -