It’s not true – the Toronto Star did not hire an extra +35k employee to follow their beleaguered Mayor. Canada posted an eye-popping, decade best, +95k new jobs in May. To understand somewhat the significance of the print – by superimposing it on its largest trading partners economy, the US, that’s the equivalent of nearly +1-million new jobs being created down south. In contrast, the US managed to edge market expectations by a whisker, printing+175k new jobs in May.
Both countries unemployment rates are heading in opposite direction. Canada has managed to shave 2/10th off theirs, to report a +7.1% unemployment rate, while the US adds a 1/0th to up theirs to +7.6%. However, buyer loonie beware. This Canadian jobs report should be taken with a grain of salt, as one employment report does not completely change a trend.
Least we forget, in March Canada’s commodity, interest rate sensitive sister country down-under, Australia happened to release a similarly strong report (+71.5k), allowing the AUD to scream higher to only quickly reverse both the currency and job gains the next month. Fundamentals aside, a large percentage of speculators are short the CAD at higher levels and this markets swift move, especially the EUR/CAD will keep the commodity favored currency bid in the short term.
- Canada Posts Biggest Job Gain in 10-Years on Construction 
- US posts 175K NonFarm Payrolls Deflates EUR/USD 
- USD/CAD to Below 1.03 on New BOC Governor Poloz’s Comments 
- May U.S. Job Data Widely Viewed as Critical 
- US Unemployment Claims Drop before NFP 
- U.S. Service Industries Expanded at Faster Pace in May 
- U.S. Dollar Reaches a Month Low on Fed Outlook 
- US Productivity Revised Lower 
- US Factory Orders April Rise Disappoints 
- US Treasuries Advance as Slide in Equities Boosts Demand for Safety 
- US Companies Add Fewer Workers In May 
- Fed Stimulus Uncertainty Hangs Over Asian shares 
- USD/CAD Back Above 1.0350 as Wider Trade Deficit Undercuts Growth 
- Pimco Bill Gross Takes Aim at Bernanke 
- US Trade Deficit Rises 8.5 Percent in April 
- US Sanctions Iranian Currency Transactions 
- US Manufacturing Unexpectedly Falls in May 
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