Friday, September 3, 2010

August NFP Dropped by 54,000

According to the US Labor Department, nonfarm payrolls dropped by 54,000 in August, however, analysts anticipated sharper decline. The US jobless rate remains steady at 9.6%. The US dollar sharply dropped shortly after Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report. Employment in private-sector payroll surged by 67,000, - official figures show. For instance, in July 2010 overall payrolls declined by 131,000 and payrolls in private sector rose 71,000.

Average earnings per hour rose by 0.2% or 3 cents to $19.08 while experts had expected 0.1% surge. The average workweek remained unchanged at 34.2 hours.

Yesterday the market moved up as ECB raised economic forecast in Euro-zone for 2010 and 2011. However, the European refinancing rate remained unchanged at a record low of 1%.

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