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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* Data on nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate for July will be released at 8:30 a.m.
nonfarm payrolls increased 164k in July following June's 193k gain (revised down from 224k), and May was bumped down to 62k (was 72k) with the 3-month average at 140k.
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 224,000 jobs last month, the most in five months, data showed.
nonfarm payrolls report (Jobs data) that could hold clues whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at its July monetary policy meeting.
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 134,000 jobs last month, the fewest in a year, as the retail and leisure and hospitality sectors shed employment.
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Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, with construction employment unchanged and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labour Department said on Thursday.
stocks opened higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average edging closer to its record high, after the nonfarm payrolls report for April came in much stronger than expected.
28 that the number of people on nonfarm payrolls in Puerto Rico fell to roughly 904,300 in December, down 25,000 from the same month last year.
BLS also reported the average work week for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged in October at 34.4 hours.
The next day, following a strong level of US nonfarm payrolls, markets were initially posting further gains.