Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
01:45
CHF
Switzerland
Unemployment Rate SA
January
2.4%
2.4%
2.4%
01:45
CHF
Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
February
2.8%
-
2.7%
02:00
NOK
Norway
Gross Domestic Product q/q
Q4
0.5%
0.6%
0.6%
02:00
NOK
Norway
Gross Domestic Product y/y
Q2
0.9%
0.7%
0.4% R (0.3%)
02:45
EUR
France
Non-Farm Payrolls q/q
Q4
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
02:45
EUR
France
Industrial Production m/m
December
0.8%
0.8%
-1.5% R (-1.3%)
04:00
EUR
Italy
Industrial Production y/y
December
-5.5%
-3.0%
-2.6%
04:00
EUR
Italy
Industrial Production m/m
December
-0.8%
0.4%
-1.7% R (-1.6%)
08:15
CAD
Canada
Housing Starts
January
208 000
205.0
213 600 R (213 000)
08:30
CAD
Canada
Change in Employment m/m
February
66.8
8.0
-1.3 R (9 300)
08:30
CAD
Canada
Unemployment Rate
January
5.8%
5.7%
5.6%
01:45
Unemployment Rate SA
SwitzerlandCHF
Period
January
Actual
2.4%
Forecast
2.4%
Previous
2.4%
For short term indicators, the cycles that are relevant for the economic trends and which by definition have periodicities longer than one year, are generally affected by considerable short-term fluctuations (trend, economic fluctuations, seasonal fluctuations, calendar fluctuations, residual or irregular fluctuations). As a consequence, analysing the current business-cycle phase is quite difficult. To improve the accuracy of the economic trend analyses, it is common to apply mathematical filtering techniques to remove such fluctuations from the time series.
01:45
Unemployment Rate
SwitzerlandCHF
Period
February
Actual
2.8%
Forecast
-
Previous
2.7%
The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has conducted the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) on an annual basis. The purpose of this survey is to obtain data about working life and the labour market in general. The SLFS is based on a representative sample of 48 000 people in order to avoid the overly costly alternative of conducting a complete survey of the entire Swiss population. The term “economically active persons” refers to employed and unemployed persons. This concept is also expressed in economic terms as “labour supply”. Unemployed persons (ILO-based) The term “unemployed persons” refers to people aged 15-74 who: were not gainfully employed during the reference week, were actively looking for work during the previous four weeks, and were available for work. The definition used by Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco) differs from the ILO-based one indicated above. SECO's definition is based on the number of unemployed persons registered with regional job placement offices. For this reason, the number of unemployed persons reported by the SLFS and SECO do not match. Unemployment rate = Unemployed persons / Economically active persons.
02:00
Gross Domestic Product q/q
NorwayNOK
Period
Q4
Actual
0.5%
Forecast
0.6%
Previous
0.6%
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): shows the total value of production and manufacturing activity in a country. GDP includes the added value in all market-oriented business activities, as well as public administration, non-profit institutions and production for own final use. This is the percentage change compared with the previous quarter.
02:00
Gross Domestic Product y/y
NorwayNOK
Period
Q2
Actual
0.9%
Forecast
0.7%
Previous
0.4% R (0.3%)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): shows the total value of production and manufacturing activity in a country. GDP includes the added value in all market-oriented business activities, as well as public administration, non-profit institutions and production for own final use. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:45
Non-Farm Payrolls q/q
FranceEUR
Period
Q4
Actual
0.1%
Forecast
0.1%
Previous
0.1%
Change in the number of employed people in all sectors excluding agriculture, government, education, health, and social services. Several estimates are prepared for each quarter. In the second month after the end of the quarter, INSEE compiles a preliminary estimate based on an initial processing of survey data. These estimates, are released only for the broad activity groupings: goods-producing industries, construction, services. In the third month after the end of the quarter, INSEE prepares a new estimate based on a fuller analysis of the Survey on Labour Activity and Employment Status and the Central unemployment-benefits agency quarterly statistics.
02:45
Industrial Production m/m
FranceEUR
Period
December
Actual
0.8%
Forecast
0.8%
Previous
-1.5% R (-1.3%)
The industrial production index (IPI) covers 90.8% of the value added of 'non-artisan enterprises,' i.e., firms with 10 or more employees in industry. The index does not cover recycling. The 'total goods-producing industries' field matches Eurostat's 'total industry' index. The products tracked by the surveys are situated at all levels of the manufacturing processes, and so provide the fullest possible picture of overall industrial activity. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
04:00
Industrial Production y/y
ItalyEUR
Period
December
Actual
-5.5%
Forecast
-3.0%
Previous
-2.6%
Industrial production refers to the volume of output generated by production units classified under the industrial sectors. Data are generally presented in index of industrial production, which measure volume changes of output, as well as in physical volume or in a ratio and are collected by means of surveys of enterprises and directly from administrative sources. Enterprises with more than 20 employees (in some branches lower thresholds apply) are covered. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
04:00
Industrial Production m/m
ItalyEUR
Period
December
Actual
-0.8%
Forecast
0.4%
Previous
-1.7% R (-1.6%)
Industrial production refers to the volume of output generated by production units classified under the industrial sectors. Data are generally presented in index of industrial production, which measure volume changes of output, as well as in physical volume or in a ratio and are collected by means of surveys of enterprises and directly from administrative sources. Enterprises with more than 20 employees (in some branches lower thresholds apply) are covered. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
08:15
Housing Starts
CanadaCAD
Period
January
Actual
208 000
Forecast
205.0
Previous
213 600 R (213 000)
The start of construction is defined in terms of the construction work as a whole and not particular housing units within it. A housing unit is a dwelling place forming a single unit with a separate entrance. Housing starts data are collected in a monthly full-scope survey of urban centres of more than 10 000 inhabitants which were enumerated in the Census of 1996. For urban centres of less than 10 000 inhabitants, the number of housing starts are derived from a statistical model. Data refer to number of new houses and multiple dwellings, intended for permanent residence.
08:30
Change in Employment m/m
CanadaCAD
Period
February
Actual
66.8
Forecast
8.0
Previous
-1.3 R (9 300)
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a monthly survey involving around 50 000 Canadian households. The goal of the survey is to provide a detailed, current picture of the labour market across the country. Data refer to persons who did any work at all during the reference period, or had a job but were not at work due to illness, personal responsibilities, bad weather, labour dispute, vacations or any other reason, excluding persons laid off and persons whose job attachment was to a job with definite start date in the future. Work includes any work for pay or profit, that is, paid work in the context of an employer-employee relationship, self employment and unpaid family work.
08:30
Unemployment Rate
CanadaCAD
Period
January
Actual
5.8%
Forecast
5.7%
Previous
5.6%
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a monthly survey involving around 50 000 Canadian households. The goal of the survey is to provide a detailed, current picture of the labour market across the country. The unemployment rate is the percentage of total labour force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.

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