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According to analysts at Nordea Markets, the trend of US NFP is likely to come down somewhat as the pace of the economic expansion is slowing.

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“Consensus is 170k new jobs in February. The unemployment rate rose in January due to the government shutdown. With this effect vanishing, we expect the rate to plummet in February.”

“Consensus if for wage growth at 0.3%m/m and 3.3%y/y. With labour shortage being visible across industries, we believe wage growth will continue its upward trend going forward.”