Nonfarm Payroll (NFP)

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The Hindu Business Line  Apr 7  Comment 
Non-farm payrolls increase 103,000 in March; Construction, retail sectors shed jobs
Forex News  Apr 6  Comment 
The US dollar dropped against its most-traded peers today following the release of surprisingly underwhelming jobs data and signs of escalation of trade tensions between the United States and China. US nonfarm payrolls grew by just...
Benzinga  Apr 6  Comment 
After a strong start to the year, the labor market showed symptoms of normalizing, allaying some concerns of an overheated economy.  The below-consensus job gains for March — along with intensifying fears of a brewing U.S.-China trade...
Channel News Asia  Apr 6  Comment 
REUTERS: U.S. stock futures added to losses on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy created the fewest jobs in six months in March, but a pickup in wage gains pointed to a tightening labor market. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 103,000...
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 6  Comment 
US non-farm payrolls report awaited
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 12  Comment 
Friday's US non-farm payrolls data which showed a hefty 313,000 rise in jobs
Benzinga  Mar 9  Comment 
The US gained 313,000 jobs but wages are up by only 2.6%. The market reaction was choppy and mixed. There is still a lot of slack in the economy, but Powell will likely push through with signaling four hikes in 2018. The US gained...
Channel News Asia  Mar 9  Comment 
U.S. job growth likely rose at a brisk clip in February and probably pushed down the unemployment rate to a more than 17-year low of 4.0 percent, but wage gains are expected to have slowed after three straight months of strong increases.
Clusterstock  Mar 9  Comment 
Hiring surged in February as nonfarm payrolls increased by 313,000 — many more than economists had forecast. The labor-force participation rate also jumped, by the most in over eight years, showing that many working-age Americans are still...
Benzinga  Mar 8  Comment 
The Non-Farm Payrolls report focuses on wages once again especially after the blockbuster report for January. Expectations are slightly lower, and an upside surprise cannot be ruled out. The trade worries are set to cast a dark cloud on...




 

This article is about Non-Farm Payrolls. For the article on the company with ticker NFP, see National Financial Partners (NFP).

Non-Farm Payrolls refers to monthly employment survey data released by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics at 8:30 a.m. EST on the first Friday of every month. The report estimates the total number of paid workers in the US, excluding those working in:

  • The government
  • Private household employees
  • Non-profit organizations
  • On farms.

Together, "nonfarm" employees produce about 80% of U.S. GDP.

Increases or decreases in nonfarm payroll data are used as an indicator of U.S. economic health, as the report shows whether U.S. businesses are adding or shedding jobs.

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