The Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed the number of people employed in the past month
According to the latest NFP report, the figures came in significantly lower than the 990K expected, at 266K. At the same time, the unemployment rate reached 6.1%, also higher than the 5.8% touted.
Today and yesterday’s unemployment claims report carries significant importance as the Fed decided to maintain its zero-rate policy and other easing measures to cope with the economic recovery. From analysts’ point of view, a strong NFP report would have shown that Fed’s approach is working, and the economy is going back to healthy levels. Overall, the US labor market is still 8.2 million payrolls short of pre-pandemic levels from February 2020.
Sources: cnbc.com, forexfactory.com
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