NFP_March nonfarm payrolls

The much awaiting monthly payroll figures from the US showed that the economy was hit by the two hurricanes in September. However, the underlying data although a bit distorted suggests long-term pressures building up. Summary: Payrolls decline 33,000 in September, missing estimates of 82k increase August payrolls revised higher to 169...

2017-10-19 John Benjamin Read more
ISM_Non manufacturing_0610

The United States nonfarm payrolls report is probably one of the most important economic releases every month. The nonfarm payrolls or NFP for short has a strong influence on the markets, even if it's just short-term. Released every month on the first Friday at 0830 EST, the nonfarm payrolls report that accounts for the number of jobs. In parti...

2017-06-07 John Benjamin Read more
US unemployment_0905

Brushing aside the disappointment of March, the US economy was seen adding 211,000 jobs in the month of April beating consensus estimates by a strong margin. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate in the United States fell to a 10-year low to 4.4% in April, down from 4.5% in March and sitting comfortably belo...

2017-05-09 John Benjamin Read more