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 6 June 2024 12:30

Previous
4.7%
Revised
-
Forecast
4.9%
Actual
4%

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

Trading range

Forecast history

The most recent announced value for Unit Labor Costs was 4% against a forecast of 4.9%.

Past events

Date
Forecast
Actual
Thursday 6 June 2024 12:30
4.9%
4%
Thursday 2 May 2024 12:30
3.2%
4.7%
Thursday 7 March 2024 13:30
0.6%
0.4%
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%

Economic context

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

PreviousLatest
Initial Jobless ClaimsBearish change223K243K
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing SurveyBullish change1.313.9
Industrial Production (MoM)Bearish change1%0.6%
Building Permits (MoM)Bullish change1.399M1.446M
Housing Starts (MoM)Bullish change1.314M1.353M
Retail Sales (MoM)Bearish change0.3%0%
Retail Sales Control GroupBullish change0.4%0.9%
Retail Sales ex Autos (MoM)Bullish change0.1%0.4%
NY Empire State Manufacturing IndexBearish change-6-6.6
Michigan Consumer Sentiment IndexBearish change68.266
UoM 5-year Consumer Inflation ExpectationBearish change3%2.9%
Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (MoM)Bullish change0.3%0.4%
Producer Price Index (MoM)Bullish change0%0.2%
Producer Price Index (YoY)Bullish change2.4%2.6%
Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (YoY)Bullish change2.6%3%
Monthly Budget StatementBullish change$-347B$-66B
Consumer Price Index (MoM)Bearish change0%-0.1%
Consumer Price Index (YoY)Bearish change3.3%3%
Consumer Price Index ex Food & Energy (MoM)Bearish change0.2%0.1%
Consumer Price Index ex Food & Energy (YoY)Bearish change3.4%3.3%
Initial Jobless ClaimsBullish change239K222K

About Unit Labor Costs

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