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Non-farm payrolls

The US non-farm payrolls print is one of the most eagerly awaited economic data points worldwide – find out more below.

The latest payrolls report showed that the US economy added 339,000 jobs in May, exceeding expectations of 195,000. The figures for March and April were revised higher to 139,000 and 294,000, respectively.

What are the non-farm payrolls?

The US non-farm payrolls is an official statistic released by the US Department of Labor, usually on the first Friday of every month. The non-farm payrolls measure the number of people currently in employment in the US and are released along with the US unemployment rate. Both are important yardsticks used by traders and analysts alike to get an insight into the health of the US economy. Specifically, the non-farm payrolls measure the number of people in employment in all businesses across the country, excluding agricultural, local government, private household and not-for-profit sectors.

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Learn about some of the potential trading strategies for non-farms announcement, and view some of the other economic indicators which could move the markets.

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