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Early NFP insight: Signs of slowing jobs growth in high-frequency data?

Employers may not be posting as many new job openings as they were late last year, and at the margin, more Americans are claiming unemployment benefits than were at the start of this quarter...

ASX200 trims losses after the lowest AU jobless rate since the 70s

With all the bearish news in recent months, it's easy to lose sight of the positives that emerged post the pandemic. Australian labour force data released this morning showed the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, its lowest level since the 1970s.

NZ employment report preview and what next for the NZDUSD

A huge week ahead as three central banks line up to raise interest rates, and three employment reports drop, including one in New Zealand on Wednesday morning.

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ASX200 rebounds ahead of AU jobs data on Super Thursday

Rounding out a trifecta of critical economic events tomorrow morning, Australian labour force data for February is due for release at 11.30 am Sydney time.

March 16, 2022 02:29 AM

NZ jobs preview and AUDNZD trade idea update

A public holiday in New Zealand yesterday for the Auckland Anniversary Day, enabling local traders a chance to catch their breath after a busy few weeks.

Bumper AU jobs data and China rate cut ignite AUDNZD

Following an impressive gain of +366k jobs in November, the Australian economy added another +64.8k job in December. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2% from 4.6%, its lowest level since pre the Global Financial Crisis, August 2008

January 20, 2022 03:35 AM

Preview of AU Dec Jobs data and where to next for the ASX200

Tomorrow at 11.30 am Sydney time, Australian labour force data for December is scheduled to be released.

AUDUSD tests key support after AU jobs data disappoints

At its board meeting last week, the Reserve Bank of Australia noted that a tighter labour market is required to lift wages growth, which takes time to achieve its inflation objective.

NFP preview: With Fed policy set, focus shifts to fiscal policy and inflation

This month’s NFP report comes out at a bit of an awkward time for traders, but inflation remains in focus

Australian jobs preview and where to next for the AUDUSD

Tomorrow at 11.30 am Sydney time, Australian labour force data for September is due to drop.

NFP preview: Fed locked in to tapering starting next month unless NFP bombs?

This month’s US jobs report will likely only have to clear the lowest of hurdles to keep the Fed on track...

October 7, 2021 02:48 PM

NFP early insight: COVID waning, employees’ negotiating power waxing?

The latest data on the pandemic shows US cases declining sharply after peaking in the middle of September, suggesting that travel-sensitive industries may flip back into growth mode sooner rather than later...

Q1 GDP Surges, but that’s old news. Where to now?

Never underestimated the power of the American consumer.

April 29, 2021 12:57 PM

Asian Open: Biden administration working on $3 trillion jobs package

Reports that another huge spending bill from the Biden administration is on the way, whilst yields stopped moving higher helped to support Wall Street overnight.

March 22, 2021 05:55 PM

Canadian Employment data beats HUGELY

The Canadian employment data helped to provide further evidence of the BOC's outlook.

March 12, 2021 10:05 AM
February 23, 2021 12:17 PM

NFP Preview: Reasons for optimism?

Traders believe that the labor market will show 60k new jobs and wages anticipated to rise 0.3% m/m. Are these expectations justified?

February 4, 2021 09:38 AM

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NFP Preview: Jobs Momentum Slowing as COVID Accelerates

With election votes still getting tallied and a Fed meeting on tap, tomorrow's jobs report will still be a major event for markets...

November 5, 2020 10:27 AM

Brexit, what Brexit? UK data continues to confound expectations

After the surprisingly strong UK inflation figures on Tuesday, the jobs and wages data released today confounded expectations once again, albeit to a lesser degree. […]

August 17, 2016 11:27 AM

AUD/CAD drops to test key support

This is a quick update about the AUD/CAD article we posted on Wednesday of last week (click HERE for details). Although oil prices have remained […]

AUD/CAD in focus as traders eye Aussie data, oil prices

The Canadian dollar has endured a volatile day because of the slump in oil prices on the back of the latest US oil inventories report […]

NFP Prep: Leading indicators warn of weakness…

The January Non-Farm Payroll report will be released tomorrow at 8:30 EST (13:30 GMT) with expectations centered on a headline print of 192k after last […]

February 4, 2016 08:31 PM

NFP Prep: Will 2016’s first round of economic data go to dollar bulls or bears?

The December Non-Farm Payroll report will be released tomorrow at 8:30 EST (13:30 GMT) with expectations centered on a headline print of 203k after last […]