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NFP preview: No signs of a major slowdown in jobs yet!

Are the expectations for NFP justified? We dive into the key leading indicators for Friday’s critical jobs report below!

Canadian Employment data disappoints. Is the BOC to blame?

The Canadian Employment Change for August was -39,700 bringing the 3-month total to -113,500.

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September 9, 2022 11:27 AM

Canadian jobs report expected to be better than June’s negative print; USD/CAD

If the Employment Change is better than expected, this will help give the BOC confidence to hike again when it meets in September.

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August 4, 2022 11:52 AM

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Thumping AU jobs report supports further gains for AUDNZD

Good news today for the Australian economy as the employment report for June stunned with across-the-board strength.

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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...

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May 31, 2022 12:24 PM

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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AUDUSD steady as jobless rate stabilises at record lows

After an impressive rebound over the past three months, Australian Labour Force data released early today has shown the pace of the recovery has slowed to a more sustainable pace in March.

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April 14, 2022 12:01 AM

Canadian jobs data in-line; Full time jobs strong

What makes this number strong is that the amount of full-time jobs was +92,700 vs a loss of 29,300 part-time jobs.

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April 8, 2022 10:27 AM
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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.

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January 31, 2022 08:55 PM
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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

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January 19, 2022 10:35 PM

UK jobs data lifts BoE rate hike bets, inflation data next

The UK labour market showed resilience as the furlough scheme ended, calming fears at the BoE.

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November 16, 2021 07:03 AM
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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.

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November 10, 2021 08:30 PM
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Will the upcoming AU jobs report stop the rot in the AUDUSD?

The AUDUSD fell 1.5 percent last week, closing at .7400c, following an action-packed week of economic data, market movements, and central bank activity.

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November 8, 2021 09:32 PM

New Zealand jobs report in focus and what it means for the NZDUSD

Once the dust settles on this afternoon's RBA meeting, the focus of antipodean traders will switch to the release of New Zealand labour market data for the September quarter (Q3) tomorrow morning.

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November 1, 2021 07:53 PM
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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.

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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...

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October 4, 2021 12:46 PM

AUD/NZD Poised for a Pullback if AU Jobs Data Misses

It’s been a day of differing fortunes for the antipodean currencies...

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NFP Recap: Mixed Report, Mixed Market Reaction

The monthly US Non-Farm Payrolls report has a well-earned reputation for creating volatility in global financial markets, but even high-impact data is occasionally a dud.

NFP Preview: Potential for a Upside Beat…but Will Traders Care?

Anyone following the US labor market this year (read: every trader) has been put through a wringer of emotions...

NFP Instant Insight: Strong Jobs Report Not Enough to Bring “Patient” Fed Off the Sidelines

In a different environment, today’s Non-Farm Payrolls report would have led to fireworks, rather than the “wet blanket” market reaction that we’ve seen so far.

NFP Recap: All Systems Go for a December Fed Hike, Despite Slight Miss

For seemingly the first time in months, today’s US jobs report had at least a little potential to influence the imminent Federal Reserve interest rate decision.

NFP Recap: Are Wages Finally Turning the Corner?

In a world where financial media sensationalizes every US jobs report as “The Most Important Jobs Report Ever,” even the most bombastic personalities had to admit today’s release was relatively insignificant, at least as far as Non-Farm Payroll reports go.

NFP recap: Dollar dumped to 3-week lows as wages miss, unemployment rises

After President Trump spoiled “traders’ Christmas” last month with a now-infamous tweet implying that the May jobs report would be strong, market participants were happy to get back to their “normal” tradition of overanalyzing and excessively dissecting the volatile monthly jobs report at the moment of its release today.