U.S. nonfarm payroll jobs

A Slew of Market Factors this Friday

August 7, 2015

The dollar has risen 0.4% against the euro, loonie and sterling.  It got a boost from the monthly Labor Department jobs report, which showed Unchanged unemployment (5.3%), participation rate (62.6%), and jobs-to-population ratio of 59.3%. The creation of 215K nonfarm payroll jobs last month, slightly less than forecast, but a combined 14K upward revision to […] More

Good Friday and a U.S. Jobs Report

April 6, 2012

Good Friday is one of the three business days of the year with the most market closures.  The range of closures today includes The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Canada.  In the United States, the Labor Department will report March job […] More

U.S. and Canadian Jobs Day

October 7, 2011

Markets have absorbed yesterday’s ECB and Bank of England policy announcements and now look ahead to the release of North American September employment data.  Weak U.S. jobs numbers are anticipated. The dollar shows overnight losses of 0.4% against sterling, 0.3% versus the Aussie dollar and 0.1% against the Swissie and kiwi.  The greenback has gained […] More