Australian Employment Data Overview


11.30 am Sydney time is when the release of two very important data releases happened in Australia:

AUD Employment Change: 15.2K expected.

AUD Unemployment Rate: 5.7% expected.

The employment change number showcases the change in the number of employed people in August, and the unemployment rate illustrates how much of the total workforce is unemployed and actively seeking jobs.

This excerpt is from NAB who are expecting a 22K employment change print and a steady unemployment rate:

“There’s no obvious risk tilt from sample rotation issues but there is likely to be some further flow on from workers hired to complete the Census (as was the case for July). A 22K print for employment is a little stronger than required to keep the unemployment rate steady; our pick is for the unemployment rate to remain steady at 5.7 per cent.”

AUD/USD daily

AUD/USD daily

Taking a look at the daily AUD/USD chart, we can see that price is coiling up insider this triangle pattern and has quickly found itself back at support after a week or so of falls.

At higher time frame support, the technicals are backing up the above call for a slightly better than expected data print and would most likely see the Aussie Dollar rally if this came to fruition.

AUD/USD 30 minute

AUD/USD 30 minute

The intraday Aussie chart shows after having bounced off higher time frame support, price came back to re-test where price was first halted. If you’re the type of day trader that likes to wait for confirmation on support/resistance levels holding, then this could be your ticket for taking longs.

Something else to keep in mind heading into this morning’s Australian employment data is the issue of trust surrounding the release. You can see my thoughts on why to traders that it doesn’t even matter, in that blog post from back in January.

Keep an eye on on the Vantage FX News Centre as we take a look at GBP/USD in further detail heading into tonight’s Bank of England decision.

This Thursday

CNY Bank Holiday: Chinese banks will be closed in observance of the Mid-Autumn Festival;


AUD Employment Change

AUD Unemployment Rate

CHF Libor Rate

CHF SNB Monetary Policy Assessment

GBP Retail Sales m/m

GBP MPC Official Bank Rate Votes

GBP Monetary Policy Summary

GBP Official Bank Rate

USD Core Retail Sales m/m


USD Philly Fed Manufacturing Index

USD Retail Sales m/m

USD Unemployment Claims

Yikes. What isn’t on the calendar today?!

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This is a guest post originally appeared on Vantage FX. Reposted with permission.

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