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According to Deutsche Bank analysts, the latest US NFP report, coming after jarringly poor ISM surveys earlier in the week, ended up being a bit of damp squib with something for both the bulls and the bears.  

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The headline change in payrolls was slightly below consensus (136,000 versus 145,000), but the employment rate fell 0.2pp to a new 50-year low of 3.5%.  The private payrolls figure was similar, coming in at 114,000 compared to expectations for 130,000.  These misses were offset somewhat by a healthy +45,000 net revision to the previous two months.”

“More interestingly, wage growth was flat on the month, taking the year-on-year figure to 2.9%,  its weakest pace in a year. Our economists think this will make the Fed more confident that the natural rate of unemployment has fallen, which should still enable them to cut rates later this month.”