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Latest US Jobs Report

5 October 2018 By Klavs Valters


The Buraeu of Labor Statistics have released the latest jobs report for September. Let’s take a look at the latest numbers.

The total non-farm payroll employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today versus the forecast of 185,000. Biggest job gains were in professional and business services, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.

The unemployment rate declined by 0.2% to 3.7% in September better than the forecast of 3.8%. Worth pointing out that the latest unemployment rate is the lowest level for 49 years. The number of unemployed people decreased by 270,000 to 6 million.

Average hourly earnings dropped from 2.9% to 2.8% as anticipated.

The reaction

Initially we saw some weakness in the US dollar as the latest figures were released, however, since then the Dollar has recovered some losses.

Average hourly earnings dropped from 2.9% to 2.8% as anticipated.

USD/JPY Hourly Chart


GBP/USD Hourly Chart


EUR/USD Hourly Chart

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Sources: Bloomberg, Go Markets MT4


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