The US unemployment claims are announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
Will the Australian jobs data push the AUD?
The levels of employment change and the unemployment rate for Australia are expected on April 18, at 4:30 MT time.
Job creation is an important indicator, which is connected to consumer spending. The more people are employed, the more money they can spend. Last time the level of employment change came out much lower than the expectations (4.6K vs 14.8K). At the same time, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%. Let's see if the indicators support the Australian currency this time.
• If the employment change is higher and the unemployment rate is lower than the forecasts, the aussie will rise;
• If the employment change is lower and the unemployment rate is higher than the forecasts, the aussie will fall.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.