U.S. labor market situation

A Steller Jobs Report

August 6, 2021

The U.S. July employment situation improved more rapidly than anticipated, encouraging speculation that Fed tapering will begin sooner and transpire more quickly than monetary officials have been implying. Non-farm payroll jobs jumped 943k last month, and employment rises in May-June was revised 119k higher. That puts the July level of jobs 192k above what analysts […] More

Lots of Other Data to Digest While Waiting for U.S. April Jobs Report

May 7, 2021

The dollar, down a mere 0.1% overnight, and the 10-year Treasury yield — unchanged at 1.57% — have been¬† marking time ahead of the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly jobs report, which is expected to reveal a 0.1-0.2 percentage point drop in unemployment, another large jump in employment of close to 900k, but tepid wage pressure. […] More

Most Everything Shut for Good Friday But One Big Data Report Being Released

April 2, 2021

The list of countries closed today includes Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, India, Singapore, Norway, Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa,¬† and Germany. The United States is essentially shut too, and there will be no equity market trading. But the monthly labor market situation data will be released at […] More