As we know the mother of all fundamentals is the NFP or Non-Farm
Payroll is an influential statistic and economic indicator released monthly by the United
States Department of Labor as part of a
comprehensive report on the state of the labor
The figure released is the change in nonfarm payrolls (NFP),
compared to the previous month, The NFP figures represents the number of jobs
added or lost in the United states over the last month, except the jobs relating
to the farming industry.
Importance and Interpretation for the Financial Markets
While the overall number of jobs added or lost
in the economy is obviously an important current indicator of what the economic
situation is, the report also includes several other pieces of data that can
move financial markets:1. Unemployment rate in the economy as a
percentage of the overall workforce. This is an important part of the report as the no. of people
out of work is a good indication of the overall health of the economy and this
is a number that is watched by the Federal Bank. When unemployment becomes low,
inflation is expected to start to increase as businesses have to pay high to
hire good workers and increase prices as a resu…
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