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Relatively stable jobs data from the US: 172K jobs gained, better than 159K predicted. This is close to the  168K seen in May, after a small downwards revision. There is  match about May’s terrible official report. Perhaps we will get a revision to the official report for May, but nothing is guaranteed.

Update: weekly jobless claims provide good news with a drop to 254K, better than 270K expected and the figure seen last week. This indicator has been stable in the past month or two.

Markets are not reacting too much.

The ADP Non-Farm Payrolls report for the US private sector was expected to show a gain of 159K in June after 173K in May (before revisions). This publication serves as a hint towards the official BLS report on Friday. However, in May,  ADP was far more optimistic than the terrible outcome  of only 38K, a figure that totally buried the chances of a rate hike in June.

The USD dollar was mixed across the board: EUR/USD was slightly lower while GBP/USD enjoyed a swift recovery. The kiwi was rising quite nicely.

Earlier, the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI beat expectations and this also includes the employment component. This serves as a bullish hint for the big event tomorrow.

See how to trade the NFP with EUR/USD.