Unemployment Rate

MeasuresPercentage of the total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month;
Usual Effect'Actual' less than 'Forecast' is good for currency;
FrequencyReleased monthly, about 9 days after the month ends;
Next Release
FF NotesThis is the seasonally adjusted data (as most FF numbers are), not to be confused with the non-seasonally adjusted number reported by some news agencies;
Why Traders
Although it's generally viewed as a lagging indicator, the number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions;
Also CalledJobless Rate;