U6 Underemployment Rate

The U6 or underemployment rate, released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, considers anyone who has looked for a job within a year and desires to work as unemployed. It adds those workers who are part-time purely for economic reasons. Its wider and more realistic criteria are considered by many economists. Many analysts consider it a more accurate measure of unemployment.

Usually, a higher rate is seen in recessionary economies, while on the ​contrary, a growing economy sees its underemployment rate decreasing. Therefore, a decrease of the figure is seen as positive (or bullish) for the USD, while an increase is seen as negative (or bearish). The number can't determinate just by itself how the markets move, as it depends on the headline reading, the Nonfarm Payrolls.

Most recent - Friday 3 May 2024 12:30

Previous
7.3%
Revised
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Forecast
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Actual
7.4%

Next event - Friday 7 June 2024 12:30

Previous
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Forecast
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Actual
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The typical/expected impact on USD pairs is medium.

There is no forecast value for U6 Underemployment Rate yet - check back for updates.

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Forecast history

The most recent announced value for U6 Underemployment Rate was 7.4%.

Past events

Date
Forecast
Actual
Friday 3 May 2024 12:30
-
7.4%
Friday 5 April 2024 12:30
-
7.3%
Friday 8 March 2024 13:30
-
7.3%
Friday 2 February 2024 13:30
-
7.2%
Friday 5 January 2024 13:30
-
7.1%
Friday 8 December 2023 13:30
-
7%
Friday 3 November 2023 12:30
-
7.2%
Friday 6 October 2023 12:30
-
7%
Friday 1 September 2023 12:30
6.8%
7.1%
Friday 4 August 2023 12:30
-
6.7%
Friday 7 July 2023 12:30
-
6.9%
Friday 2 June 2023 12:30
6.6%
6.7%
Friday 5 May 2023 12:30
6.7%
6.6%
Friday 7 April 2023 12:30
6.7%
6.7%
Friday 10 March 2023 13:30
6.5%
6.8%
Friday 3 February 2023 13:30
6.6%
6.6%
Friday 6 January 2023 13:30
6.7%
6.5%
Friday 2 December 2022 13:30
-
6.7%
Friday 4 November 2022 12:30
6.8%
6.8%
Friday 7 October 2022 12:30
6.8%
6.7%
Friday 2 September 2022 12:30
6.7%
7%
Friday 5 August 2022 12:30
-
6.7%
Friday 8 July 2022 12:30
7%
6.7%
Friday 3 June 2022 12:30
6.9%
7.1%
Friday 6 May 2022 12:30
7%
7%
Friday 1 April 2022 12:30
-
6.9%
Friday 4 March 2022 13:30
7.2%
7.2%
Friday 4 February 2022 13:30
7.5%
7.1%
Friday 7 January 2022 13:30
8%
7.3%
Friday 3 December 2021 13:30
8.4%
7.8%
Friday 5 November 2021 12:30
-
8.3%
Friday 8 October 2021 12:30
9%
8.5%
Friday 3 September 2021 12:30
9.5%
8.8%
Friday 6 August 2021 12:30
10%
9.2%
Friday 2 July 2021 12:30
-
9.8%
Friday 4 June 2021 12:30
-
10.2%

Economic context

Recent economic data has been moderately bearish for USD. Other recent announcements which may affect the market's interpretation of the next U6 Underemployment Rate result:

PreviousLatest
Existing Home Sales Change (MoM)Bullish change-3.7%-1.9%
Industrial Production (MoM)Bearish change0.1%0%
Building Permits (MoM)Bearish change1.467M1.44M
Housing Starts (MoM)Bullish change1.287M1.36M
Initial Jobless ClaimsBullish change232K222K
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing SurveyBearish change15.54.5
Consumer Price Index (MoM)Bearish change0.4%0.3%
Consumer Price Index (YoY)Bearish change3.5%3.4%
Consumer Price Index ex Food & Energy (MoM)Bearish change0.4%0.3%
Consumer Price Index ex Food & Energy (YoY)Bearish change3.8%3.6%
NY Empire State Manufacturing IndexBearish change-14.3-15.6
Retail Sales (MoM)Bearish change0.6%0%
Retail Sales Control GroupBearish change1%-0.3%
Retail Sales ex Autos (MoM)Bearish change0.9%0.2%
Producer Price Index (MoM)Bullish change-0.1%0.5%
Producer Price Index (YoY)Bullish change1.8%2.2%
Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (YoY)Bullish change2.1%2.4%
Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (MoM)Bullish change-0.1%0.5%
Monthly Budget StatementBullish change$-236B$210B
Michigan Consumer Sentiment IndexBearish change77.267.4
UoM 5-year Consumer Inflation ExpectationBullish change3%3.1%
Initial Jobless ClaimsBearish change209K231K

About U6 Underemployment Rate

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

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