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  • James Boston
    Forex » US Unemployment Rate Drops
    James Boston - October 3, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    Short term US jobless data yesterday clearly set the tone for the detailed update today on the current state of the employment market. The headline economic figure is the official Unemployment Rate for the month of September, this now stands at 5.9% following August’s reading of 6.1% and a market expectation for no material change

  • James Boston
    Forex » Falling US Unemployment Numbers
    James Boston - October 2, 2014, 12:38 GMT

    The official US Unemployment Rate, along with the Non Farm Payrolls for September are not due to be announced until tomorrow afternoon, but some insight can be gained into the likely strength of these statistics from today’s labor market change numbers. The Challenger Job Cuts reading for the month of September has been reported as

  • James Boston
    Forex » US Unemployment Falls
    James Boston - July 3, 2014, 12:55 GMT

    There is a lot of US data today, including the Non Farm Payroll numbers as the tomorrow’s July 4th holiday merges two release days into one. Markets are already thinning ahead of the long weekend and the volume of key figures being published today will likely result in some excess volatility, particularly later in the

  • James Boston
    Forex » US Employment Data Strengthens
    James Boston - July 2, 2014, 12:20 GMT

    Thursday’s Non Farm Payroll numbers are the key US data release this week, however as a precursor to this a relevant Employment Change statistic has just been released by ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc). The ADP Employment Change for June is showing 281k new jobs added to the US economy over the month, this is

  • One of the key indicators of the health of the US economy has just been published in the form of the Non Farm Payrolls. This months number has risen again to 288k from Marchs 192k, the important consensus estimate of 210k was easily exceeded on this occasion. The headline US Unemployment Rate has also been

  • Forex » Further Improvements In US Employment Data
    April 10, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    The US has just updated the markets with both trade and employment data. On the trade side information has been released relating to price growth in imports and exports. The March Import Price Index is showing a rise of 0.6% month on month against a consensus estimate of 0.2% and a January reading of 0.9%.

  • Forex » US Non Farms Show Improvement
    April 4, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    Today is providing a crucial update on the US employment situation with the publication of several key statistics. The headline Non-Farm Payrolls have just been released at 192k for the month of March, this market moving figure is higher than the February reading of 175k but misses the important consensus estimate of 200k. US Unemployment

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