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The US non-farm payrolls print is one of the most eagerly awaited economic data points worldwide – find out more below.
The US economy added 311,000 jobs in February, exceeding the 225,000 jobs that economists had expected, but marking a slowdown from January's downwardly revised 504,000 new payrolls.
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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Stay up-to-date with the latest non-farm payrolls news and analysis and its affect on the markets, from our global market analysts team.
US payrolls and Bank of Japan to take centre stage over the next two days
European markets finished the day slightly higher yesterday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell clarified his comments from the previous day
Michael Hewson 07:10, 09 March 2023
Lower start for Europe as last week’s bumper US jobs report still reverberates
Markets got a huge kick in their complacency on Friday in the wake of last week’s central bank rate meetings.
Michael Hewson 06:20, 06 February 2023
US non-farm payrolls webinar recording: 3 February 2023
Watch the recording of our latest US non-farm payrolls webinar, with expert insights from our chief market analyst Michael Hewson.
Michael Hewson 16:00, 03 February 2023
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