Non-farm Payrolls Archive

NFIB employment, BOJ solvency, Non Farm Payrolls, Claims, Factory Orders

The cheer leaders didn’t bother to report on this they way they did when employment was increasing: U.S. small business hiring takes a breather in June: NFIB July 1 (Reuters) — The National Federation of Independent Business said its monthly survey of members found hiring was little changed last month. Fifty-two percent ...Read More

NFP: 13.5%!

[Skip to the end] From Karim: Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force: This measure rose from 12.6% to 13.5% in December. It was 8.7% in December 2007. As for NFP/UE: -524k; net revisions -154k Unemployment ...Read More

Updated January 31 month end report

Please excuse the mix of Bloomberg and Valance graphs. Comments welcome. Went blurry eyed trying to organize it all. Markets reacted strongly to Friday’s -17,000 non-farm payroll number. Several sources called it the first negative payroll number in 4 years. How quickly they forget the first negative number was the initial August ...Read More