NFP release on Nov 7th expected to show US Economy lost 200k jobs

This Friday November 7th, the Non Farm Payroll numbers will be announced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Employment statistics have a significant impact on the US Dollar. There seems to be an expectation that this Friday’s numbers will be worse than what analysts forecasted (around -200,000). The ADP Employer Services Report published today showed that US private employers cut 157,000 jobs in October, along with a revision of 26,000 jobs lost in September (up from only 8,000 reported last month).

US Non Farm Payroll NFP for October 2008

The Non Farm payroll numbers for September 2007 were 140,000. Starting in January of this year, all the NFP numbers have sunk deeper into negative territory. Last month there were 159,000 less jobs which increased the US Unemployment rate to 6.1%. The housing debacle which ignited the Credit Crisis around the world has been hurting consumers and businesses alike. Job cuts have been announced in most industries and there are some analysts forecasting unemployment figures as high as 8%, before the US economy turns around.

Friday’s NFP report could end up with a loss of more than 200,000 jobs, and the highest unemployment figure in five years.

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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