Non-Farm Payroll (US): The most important piece of data contained in the employment report generally and the establishment survey specifically is the non-farm payrolls released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor. The non farm payrolls measure the number of people on the payrolls of all non-agricultural businesses. The monthly changes in payrolls can be excessively volatile. A high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the USD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).

Unemployment Rate (Jobless Rate): The Unemployment Rate is the number of unemployed workers divided by the total civilian labor force. If the rate is up, it indicates a lack of expansion within the economy. Therefore, a decrease of the figure is seen as positive (or bullish) for the currency, while an increase is seen as negative (or bearish).

Personal Income (US): The Personal Income released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce measures the total income received by individuals, from all sources including wages and salaries, interest, dividends, rent, workers' compensation, proprietors' earnings, and transfer payments. This figure can provide insight on the US employment situation. A high reading is positive for the USD, whereas a low reading is negative.

Average Hourly Earning (US): The Average Hourly Earning released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor is a significant indicator of labor cost inflation and of the tightness of labor markets. The Federal Reserve Board pays close attention to when setting interest rates. A high reading is also positive for the USD, while a low reading is negative.

Average Weekly Hours (US): The Average Weekly Hours released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor is an indicator of labor cost inflation and of the tightness of labor markets. The Federal Reserve Board pays close attention to when setting interest rates. Excessive volatility is expected. A high reading is positive (or bullish) for the USD, while a low reading is negative.

FOMC Meeting Minutes (US): The comments may determine a short-term positive or negative trend. If they show a hawkish outlook, that is seen as positive (or bullish) for the currency, otherwise it is seen as negative (or bearish).

Central Bank Chairman/Governor’s Speech: The comments may determine a short-term positive or negative trend. If they show a hawkish outlook, that is seen as positive (or bullish) for the currency, otherwise it is seen as negative (or bearish).

Bank of England (BOE) Minutes (UK): The comments may determine a short-term positive or negative trend. If they show a hawkish outlook, that is seen as positive (or bullish) for the currency, otherwise it is seen as negative (or bearish).

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