Non-Farm Payroll

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Non-Farm Payroll

In the United States, a figure compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics representing the total number of working-age persons working in all professions, except the following: government employees, household employees, many nonprofit employees, and farm employees. At any given time, this number represents approximately 80% of the American workforce currently employed. Economists use the non-farm payroll to help gauge the state of the overall economy.
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Arkansas' nonfarm payroll employment rose by 12,300 in September to total 1,219,400.
total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in September, well below market consensus of 203,000, the Labor Department announced Friday.
Today's worse than expected nonfarm payroll figure has almost totally justified Janet Yellen's recent caution by not raising rates at last month's FOMC meeting and puts the chances of a 2015 rate hike from the Federal Reserve into serious doubt.
Nonfarm payroll employment gained +17,100 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October, while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.
The better-than-expected May nonfarm payroll report raises the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will begin to wind down its $85 million per month purchases of Treasurys and mortgage-back securities.
To say nonfarm payroll growth is a leading indicator is to say nonfarm payroll employment typically rises before the unemployment rate drops.
The Department of Labor said in its latest report that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment decreased in the third quarter 2008 compared to this period a year ago by 427,000 workers.
Department of Labor reports in its latest figures that July nonfarm payroll employment rose in 34 states, fell in 14 states and DC, and was unchanged in only two states.
Nonfarm payroll employment was little changed in February, rising by a seasonally adjusted 21,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week.