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The US economy gained 136,000 in jobs, within expectations. Wages are 0%.

The US dollar is chopping around in the immediate aftermath.  

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The data (updating)

  • Non-Farm Payrolls: TBD (145K expected, 130K last time)  
  • Revisions: TBD (-20K last time)
  • Average Hourly Earnings MoM: TBD (0.3% expected, 0.4% last time)
  • Average Hourly Earnings YoY: TBD (3.2% expected, 3.2% last time)
  • Unemployment Rate: TBD (3.7% expected, 3.7% last time)
  • Underemployment Rate, U6: TBD (7.2% last time)
  • Participation Rate TBD (63.2% last time)

September Non-Farm Payrolls background

The US labor market was expected to slow down and gain only around 145,000 in September, below previous averages. Disappointing data leading to the release have lowered expectations further. Bloomberg’s “whisper number” is 125,000. Both ISM Purchasing Managers’ Indexes and the ADP Non-Farm Payrolls fell short of expectations.  

Wages were set to grow by 0.3% monthly after 0.4% in August, and 3.2% yearly, repeating the previous month’s increase. The Unemployment Rate was forecast to remain at the lows of 3.7%.