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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

6 May 2016
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
10:00
Switzerland
Fx Reserves
May
Bln
 
576
588
Fx Reserves
A measure of the total holdings of a financial or governmental institution in foreign exchange currency
 
.
15:30
Canada
Employment Change
April
k
0
40.6
 
.
15:30
Canada
Employment
April
%
7.2
7.1
 
Employment
Employment data are considered one of the most watched metrics of overall economic health. The release of employment data can often lead to periods of tremendous market volatility.
 
.
15:30
United States
Non Farm Payrolls - Net Change
April
k
202
215
 
Non Farm Payrolls - Net Change
Monthly change in employment excluding the farming sector. Non-farm payrolls is the most closely watched indicator in the Employment Situation, considered the most comprehensive measure of job creation in the US.
 
.
15:30
United States
Payrolls
April
k
193
195
 
Payrolls
List of employees, including information on salaries, wages, bonuses, and net pay after deductions.
 
.
15:30
United States
Unemployment Rate
April
%
5
5
 
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
.
15:30
United States
Average Earnings
April
%
0.3
0.3
 
Average Earnings
Change in the price businesses and the government pay for labor, including bonuses.
 
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