- Change in Nonfarm Payrolls (Released 8:30 EST)
- Unemployment Rate (Released 8:30 EST)
- Unemployment Rate ALLX (Released 8:30 EST)
- Change in Manufacturing Payrolls (Released 8:30 EST)
- Average Hourly Earnings MoM (Released 8:30 EST)
- Average Hourly Earnings YoY (Released 8:30 EST)
- Average Weekly Hours (Released 8:30 EST)
- Wholesale Inventories MoM (Released 10:00 EST)
- Wholesale Inventories YoY (Released 10:00 EST)
- Consumer Credit (Released 15:00 EST)
Down 49,000 was better than expected.
Previous months revised down an additional total of 15,000.
Total employment is over 138 million, and the seasonal adjustment dropped the actual number by over 1.5 million jobs.
So this report is fighting strong seasonal adjustments.
5.5% unemployment from the household survey is a lot worse than expected.
Seems 500,000 new job seekers entered the labor force in that survey, apparently a statistical quirk added that many teenagers and 20-24 year olds out of sync with seasonal adjustments.
Even so, the labor markets remain on the weak side.
But they are strong enough to support crude at $131.72 (as Saudi oil production continues to grow at even these higher prices and headline inflation) is well north of 4%, as the May CPI is expected to show.
Employment is also strong enough to yield positive GDP growth – no recession yet.
Better than expected, in line with other recent report.
A touch higher than expected, but not that bad.
Also a bit higher than expected, but still not moving higher.
‘Wage inflation’ is not the issue, nor is it necessary condition for problematic inflation, especially in an export economy.
Higher than expected, but not at recession levels yet.
Higher than expected, but still not all that high.
This month a bit better than expected, last month revised down a bit. Consumer credit seems to be chugging along at better than recession levels.