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Analysts at Nomura expect a steady 210k gain in US June nonfarm payroll employment, consistent with the solid acceleration in activity during Q2, with a 205k gain from the private sector and 5k from the government.

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“Labor market indicators including business surveys and initial jobless claims remain consistent with continued labor market strength. For average hourly earnings (AHE), we expect a trend-like 0.2% m-o-m increase as payback from an unusual increase in financial activity worker AHE offsets a positive calendar effect.”

“Finally, with the unemployment rate at a very low 3.8% (3.75%) in May, we believe it will decline further in June to 3.7%. Continuing jobless claims have fallen sharply over the inter-survey period, consistent with a steady flow of workers from unemployment to employment.”