U.S. Labor Department

March 2011 Jobs Day

March 4, 2011

Investors are looking for U.S. non-farm jobs to have advanced about 200K in February, which which would cap off a week with several encouraging labor market and other U.S. economic indications.  Note that forecasters were overly optimistic in January and December.  The unemployment rate may have ticked back higher but only by a small amount. […] More

Awaiting U.S. Jobs Report

November 5, 2010

A mildly firmer dollar reflects posturing ahead of this week’s final big event, not any lessening of cynicism over U.S. dollar policy.  Nowotny of the ECB observed the obvious fact that the Fed and ECB monetary policies are becoming more divergent. The dollar is 0.7% stronger against the kiwi and sterling and up 0.5% versus […] More