Next release: 3 May 2019
The US non-farm payrolls report is one of the most eagerly-awaited economic events worldwide – find out more below.
April's report showed that 196,000 jobs were added in March, which was above the forecast 180,000. This compares to a revised 33,000 jobs added in February.
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.
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.
European and US equity markets traded higher on Friday after the US announced a by-and-large positive jobs report on Friday.
David Madden 06:35, 08 April 2019
Stock markets are in positive territory heading into the close.
David Madden 15:55, 05 April 2019
The steady recovery in global equity markets that we’ve seen since the start of the year appears to have hit a fairly big bump in the road, with US markets posting their worst week this year.
Michael Hewson 05:00, 11 March 2019
Equity markets are firmly in the red as traders are concerned about the state of the global economy.
David Madden 15:50, 08 March 2019
European Stock markets finished lower yesterday after a volatile session.
David Madden 06:30, 08 March 2019
Asia markets got off to a slow but positive start this week, taking their cues from a decent US non-farm payrolls report on Friday, and a China Caixin services PMI reading which was slightly better-than-expected for January.
Michael Hewson 06:05, 04 February 2019
A more dovish-than-expected Fed statement in January’s FOMC meeting fuelled a second day of global rallying in risk assets – equity, commodity, EM currencies – as markets tried to bake a ‘zero rate hike’ scenario into the equity valuation, and weaker dollar prospects into currency markets.
Margaret Yang Yan 01:00, 01 February 2019
Margaret Yang Yan
Volatility was the overriding theme in global stock markets last week.
David Madden 06:20, 10 December 2018
Stocks had a good run last week but ended on a mixed note.
David Madden 06:55, 05 November 2018
Its déjà vu for the FTSE 100 and DAX 30 as both markets had a positive run during the morning, but have edged lower since lunchtime, and are now showing tiny gains.
David Madden 15:55, 02 November 2018
European equity markets had a mixed session yesterday.
David Madden 06:15, 02 November 2018
European and US stocks finished lower last week as traders were worried about the rally in US government bond yields, which hit fresh seven-year highs.
David Madden 06:05, 08 October 2018
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Michael Hewson 16:10, 28 September 2018
Upbeat wage growth number and US non-farm payrolls smashed market expectations last Friday, underpinning the strength of the dollar as the Fed now has more reason to raise rates twice by year-end.
Margaret Yang Yan 02:00, 10 September 2018
Margaret Yang Yan
Stock markets are set to finish firmly in the red as a number of factors are weighing on sentiment.
David Madden 17:10, 07 September 2018
It’s been a difficult week for European markets with the DAX and FTSE 100 both hitting multi-month lows this week as investors continued to lose confidence in the economic growth and earnings story.
Michael Hewson 05:45, 07 September 2018
The US equity markets came off from record highs for a fourth day amid escalating trade tensions and emerging market turmoil.
Margaret Yang Yan 02:00, 07 September 2018
Margaret Yang Yan
European equity markets are still suffering from the same issues, poor global trading relations and weakening emerging market economies.
David Madden 16:10, 06 September 2018
European stock markets are set to finish on a high note.
David Madden 16:10, 07 August 2018
Trade tensions have risen again as China threatens to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of US imports.
David Madden 16:10, 03 August 2018
European markets underwent a torrid session yesterday, falling sharply as concerns rose of an escalation in trade tensions between the US and China after President Trump raised the prospect of higher tariffs on $200bn of Chinese products, from 10% to 25%.
Michael Hewson 06:00, 03 August 2018
Trade concerns and disappointing manufacturing figures from China have hit the FTSE 100 hard.
David Madden 16:20, 01 August 2018
Trade tensions and a mixed US non-farm payrolls report has put pressure on stocks.
David Madden 16:40, 06 July 2018
Stocks are mixed this morning despite the heightened trade tensions between the US and China.
David Madden 11:40, 06 July 2018
European markets enjoyed a decent day yesterday helped by reports that the American ambassador to Germany reportedly told German car executives that the US would suspend threats of charges on autos if the bloc also removed equivalent charges on US cars.
Michael Hewson 05:45, 06 July 2018
European equity markets are in positive territory this morning as global sentiment has improved.
David Madden 10:35, 04 June 2018
Politics has played a big role in today’s positive move in European stocks.
David Madden 16:25, 01 June 2018
Political sentiment in Italy has boosted investor sentiment in Europe.
David Madden 10:55, 01 June 2018
Despite coming off the back of eight consecutive weeks of gains, May turned out to be a somewhat mixed affair for European investors with only the DAX and FTSE 100 managing to finish in positive territory.
Michael Hewson 05:55, 01 June 2018
European and US equities had a subdued session yesterday as traders spent much of the day waiting for the US to announce its decision in relation to the Iranian nuclear deal, and stock markets had a muted reaction to the news.
David Madden 05:55, 09 May 2018
Chinese imports and exports increased by 21.5% and 12.9% respectively, well ahead of consensus estimates of 16% and 8%.
David Madden 05:55, 08 May 2018
European equity markets are higher this afternoon as the bullish sentiment in Europe continues.
David Madden 16:00, 04 May 2018
European equity markets are largely higher this morning as traders await the US non-farm payrolls report at lunchtime.
David Madden 10:10, 04 May 2018
The US dollar continued to push higher yesterday, hitting its highest levels this year before retreating ahead of today’s US non-farm payrolls report. The rise in the dollar is starting to exert downward pressure on US stock markets.
Michael Hewson 05:50, 04 May 2018
European stock markets are feeling the pinch this afternoon on account of the US non-farm payrolls update.
David Madden 16:35, 06 April 2018
Equity markets in Europe are higher this morning as the positive finish in Asia overnight has lifted sentiment.
David Madden 10:25, 12 March 2018
It’s been a fairly good week for European equity markets, though they have struggled today despite all the talk of tariffs, trade wars and political uncertainty from the Italian election.
Michael Hewson 15:45, 09 March 2018
Stocks are in the red this morning as traders look ahead to the US non-farm payrolls report, with continental Europe feeling the pain far worse than the London market.
David Madden 10:35, 02 February 2018
It's been a familiar theme for some time now and it continued yesterday as US yields continued to climb, while the US dollar itself remained under pressure, drifting back towards its recent three-year lows against a basket of currencies.
Michael Hewson 06:00, 02 February 2018
Stock markets in Europe are heading for a strong finish, and the FTSE 100 could close the session at a record high.
David Madden 16:35, 09 January 2018
European equity markets are driving higher this morning as the investor sentiment around the globe is running high.
David Madden 10:20, 05 January 2018
It was another robust performance on Wall Street last night as the Dow Jones cracked 25,000 and managed to close above that level, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 also registered solid gains.
David Madden 06:25, 05 January 2018
Last Friday’s US non-farm payrolls report was above average, but nothing special.
David Madden 06:05, 11 December 2017
The UK and the EU have made sufficient progress in the Brexit talks, and now they can move on the trade aspect of the negations.
David Madden 10:00, 08 December 2017
The FTSE 100 had a strong start to the session as the pound was still suffering from the Bank of England (BoE) update yesterday.
David Madden 16:00, 03 November 2017
The FTSE 100 is still strong today after the rally yesterday, but we have seen a slight pullback from the bullish start to the session.
David Madden 10:05, 03 November 2017
The Caixin survey of Chinese services in October came in at 51.2, and that compared with 50.6 in September. The Beijing authorities are trying to shift the focus of the economy towards the services sector, and it is clearly working.
David Madden 06:10, 03 November 2017
The Spanish stock market bounced back today, but there is still no political outcome on the horizon as the Catalan question lingers.
David Madden 15:00, 09 October 2017
Watch the recording of Michael Hewson's latest non-farm payrolls webinar to see his analysis and reaction to the data as it was released.
Michael Hewson 16:00, 06 October 2017
The FTSE 100 has been helped by weakness in the pound, and the British index reached a level not seen since early August.
David Madden 15:20, 06 October 2017
The IBEX 35 was been hit by profit taking as yesterday’s impressive bounce back was short lived.
David Madden 09:20, 06 October 2017
Stock markets around the world are trading up slightly overnight. US index futures are up 0.1%. The DAX is up 0.7% and the FTSE is up 0.25%. Major currencies including gold are all steady this morning.
Colin Cieszynski 11:50, 01 September 2017
Despite managing to post a second successive day of gains European stocks still finished lower for the third month in succession, having been unable to reverse all of the heavy losses seen at the beginning of the week.
Michael Hewson 05:00, 01 September 2017
European equity markets bounced back this morning after the major sell-off we witnessed yesterday.
David Madden 09:10, 30 August 2017
The US dollar index rebounded nearly 1% after the release of nonfarm payroll numbers on Friday.
Margaret Yang Yan 01:50, 07 August 2017
Margaret Yang Yan
Equity markets are broadly unchanged as traders await the US non-farm payroll report at 1.30pm. (UK time).
David Madden 09:00, 04 August 2017
European stock markets are a mixed bag today as little has changed on the macro-economic front, and a few corporate earnings releases are driving volatility in individual equities.
David Madden 08:15, 02 August 2017
Stock markets have been steady overnight as traders await a flurry of potential developments, particularly for the US and Canada. US index futures and the FTSE are flat, the Dax and Nikkei are down 0.3%.
Colin Cieszynski 11:00, 07 July 2017
UK Chief Market Analyst Michael Hewson looks ahead to the latest US employment reports, namely ADP and non-farm payrolls, as well as inflation prospects in the US and EU.
Michael Hewson 15:20, 26 May 2017
Non-farm payroll reads 156k, slightly below consensus
Margaret Yang Yan 23:00, 09 October 2016
Margaret Yang Yan
April’s non-farm payroll figure from the US increased by 160k, far below the market’s forecast of 202k, and lower than last month’s reading of 215k.
Margaret Yang Yan 05:00, 09 May 2016
Margaret Yang Yan
Crude oil prices retraced after a two-day rally. The expanding wildfire in Canada and escalating fighting in Libya initially got market nerves jangling, but this worry was eased last night.
Margaret Yang Yan 04:00, 06 May 2016
Margaret Yang Yan
CMC Markets 00:00, 03 November 2015