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NFP preview: Will Powell get the jobs slowdown he wants?

Traders are split 50/50 between expecting another 75bps rate hike and a downshift to 50bps, so we’re likely to see some market volatility regardless of how this month’s jobs report prints.

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November 3, 2022 10:33 AM
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JOLTS has markets second guessing the Fed outcome

The JOLTS figure today shows that the US has even more job vacancies than anticipated, which was already high. This should give the Fed confidence in raising rates by 75bps tomorrow.

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November 1, 2022 02:02 PM
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Could the Non-Farm Payrolls print be…….BAD?

If the NFP print is weaker than expected, there will be a lot of talk about the Fed "pivot", and markets may see the current trends in stocks and the US Dollar continue!

October 4, 2022 03:35 PM

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Could the Non-Farm Payrolls print be…….BAD?

If the NFP print is weaker than expected, there will be a lot of talk about the Fed "pivot", and markets may see the current trends in stocks and the US Dollar continue!

October 4, 2022 03:35 PM
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Antipodean double header data review - NZ GDP and AU jobs

With some calm restored to Wall Street overnight, attention today tuned to the release of Q2 NZ GDP and the Australian August labour force report for August.

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September 15, 2022 12:03 AM
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NFP preview: Will the jobs report seal a 75bps hike from the Fed?

With some ambiguity about the Fed’s imminent policy decision still lingering, this month’s jobs report will be critical...

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September 1, 2022 10:22 AM
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AU July Jobs Report - A messy mix fails to cloud labour market strength

The Australian jobs report for July has provided a messy mix. The unemployment rate fell to a 48-year low of 3.4%, despite the economy shedding 40,900 jobs, snapping a run of eight consecutive months of gains.

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August 17, 2022 11:29 PM
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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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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
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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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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

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November 4, 2021 09:54 AM
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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 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...

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October 7, 2021 09:48 AM
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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

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

Never underestimated the power of the American consumer.

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April 29, 2021 07:57 AM

Canadian Employment data beats HUGELY

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

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March 12, 2021 05:05 AM
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February 23, 2021 07:17 AM
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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?

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February 4, 2021 04:38 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...

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November 5, 2020 05:27 AM

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

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