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Unit Labor Costs

The Unit Labor Cost released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor shows a total cost of employing a labor force. It can serve as an indicator of trends in production costs, share prices, and inflation. A high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the USD, whereas a low reading is seen as negative ,or bearish.

Most recent - Thursday 1 February 2024 13:30

Previous
-1.1%
Revised
-1.1%
Forecast
1.7%
Actual
0.5%

Lower numbers than forecast tend to be bullish for xxx/USD pairs and bearish for USD/xxx pairs.

Next event - Thursday 7 March 2024 13:30

Previous
-
Forecast
-
Actual
-

The typical/expected impact on USD pairs is medium.

There is no forecast value for Unit Labor Costs yet - check back for updates.

Trading range

Forecast history

The most recent announced value for Unit Labor Costs was 0.5% against a forecast of 1.7%.

Past events

Date
Forecast
Actual
Thursday 1 February 2024 13:30
1.7%
0.5%
Wednesday 6 December 2023 13:30
-0.9%
-1.2%
Thursday 2 November 2023 12:30
0.7%
-0.8%
Thursday 7 September 2023 12:30
1.6%
2.2%
Thursday 3 August 2023 12:30
2.6%
1.6%
Thursday 1 June 2023 12:30
6%
4.2%
Thursday 4 May 2023 12:30
5.5%
6.3%
Thursday 2 March 2023 13:30
1.6%
3.2%
Thursday 2 February 2023 13:30
1.5%
1.1%
Wednesday 7 December 2022 13:30
3.2%
2.4%
Thursday 3 November 2022 12:30
4.1%
3.5%
Thursday 1 September 2022 12:30
10.7%
10.2%
Tuesday 9 August 2022 12:30
9.5%
10.8%
Thursday 2 June 2022 12:30
11.6%
12.6%
Thursday 5 May 2022 12:30
9.9%
11.6%
Thursday 3 March 2022 13:30
0.3%
0.9%
Thursday 3 February 2022 13:30
1.5%
0.3%
Tuesday 7 December 2021 13:30
8.4%
9.6%
Thursday 4 November 2021 12:30
5.2%
8.3%
Thursday 2 September 2021 12:30
0.9%
1.3%
Tuesday 10 August 2021 12:30
1.1%
1%
Thursday 3 June 2021 12:30
-0.4%
1.7%
Thursday 6 May 2021 12:30
-1%
-0.3%
Thursday 4 March 2021 13:30
6.7%
6%

Economic context

Recent economic data has been moderately bearish for USD. Other recent announcements which may affect the market's interpretation of the next Unit Labor Costs result:

PreviousLatest
UoM 5-year Consumer Inflation Expectation(no change)2.9%2.9%
Michigan Consumer Sentiment IndexBearish change79.676.9
ISM Manufacturing Employment IndexBearish change47.145.9
ISM Manufacturing PMIBearish change49.147.8
ISM Manufacturing New Orders IndexBearish change52.549.2
ISM Manufacturing Prices PaidBearish change52.952.5
Pending Home Sales (MoM)Bearish change5.7%-4.9%
Chicago Purchasing Managers' IndexBearish change4644
Personal SpendingBearish change0.7%0.2%
Personal Income (MoM)Bullish change0.3%1%
Initial Jobless ClaimsBearish change202K215K
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures - Price Index (YoY)Bearish change2.9%2.8%
Personal Consumption Expenditures - Price Index (MoM)Bullish change0.1%0.3%
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures - Price Index (MoM)Bullish change0.1%0.4%
Personal Consumption Expenditures - Price Index (YoY)Bearish change2.6%2.4%
Gross Domestic Product Price IndexBullish change1.5%1.7%
Gross Domestic Product AnnualizedBearish change3.3%3.2%
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (QoQ)Bullish change2%2.1%
Personal Consumption Expenditures Prices (QoQ)Bullish change1.7%1.8%
Housing Price Index (MoM)Bearish change0.4%0.1%
Durable Goods Orders ex TransportationBearish change-0.1%-0.3%
Durable Goods Orders ex DefenseBearish change0.1%-7.3%
Nondefense Capital Goods Orders ex AircraftBullish change-0.6%0.1%
Durable Goods OrdersBearish change-0.3%-6.1%
New Home Sales Change (MoM)Bearish change7.2%1.5%
Existing Home Sales Change (MoM)Bullish change-0.8%3.1%
S&P Global Services PMIBearish change52.551.3
S&P Global Composite PMIBearish change5251.4
S&P Global Manufacturing PMIBullish change50.751.5
Initial Jobless ClaimsBullish change213K201K

About Unit Labor Costs

Country:United States
Currency:USD
Source:US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Category:Labor Market
Frequency:Quarterly
 
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