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NFP Recap: Jobs and wage growth disappoint, but Fed still on track

May 4, 2018 10:50 AM
Most aspects of the US jobs data released on Friday morning disappointed expectations, but were unlikely disappointing enough to sway the Federal Reserve from its firm track towards higher interest rates through 2018 and beyond.

Week Ahead: US dollar in focus ahead of FOMC, NFP

April 27, 2018 12:53 PM
For more than a week, the US dollar has risen sharply as US government bond yields have surged – with the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield briefly topping 3% – while geopolitical risk perceptions have tentatively waned.

NFP Recap: Mixed data highlights stellar job creation, weak wage growth, strong economy

March 9, 2018 11:59 AM
The official US jobs report for February was released on Friday morning, and despite a stellar reading for job creation – 313,000 jobs added in February against prior expectations of around 200,000 – the data was mixed overall, as wage growth was weak and the unemployment rate was slightly higher than expected.