Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
Any optimism for the Canadian labor market?
What will happen?
Canadian Employment Rate and Unemployment Change are announced on April 9, at 15:30.
Since May, which saw the unemployment rate reach 13.7% in Canada, this indicator has been going down until it came to 8.5% in November. After that, however, it started growing again and reached back up to 9.4% in January. February saw a drop to 8.2% - the lowest since the start of the pandemic in March. It was good news as the market was expecting 9.4%.
How to trade the Canadian jobs data?
This time, the expectation is 8.2% for the unemployment rate in Canada. Any major deviation from that may lead to a corresponding reaction in the course of the CAD.
- If the unemployment rate is lower than expected, the CAD may gain value;
- Otherwise, the CAD will drop.
Instruments to trade: AUD/CAD, USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, GBP/CAD
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on July 8, at 15:30 MT time.
The Federal Open Market Committee, a committee within the Federal Reserve, will reveal a detailed record of the central bank’s last meeting on July 6 at 21:00 MT.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will announce its cash rate and make a statement about future rate policy on Tuesday, July 5, at 07:30 MT.