Keith Underwood 2 Comments

3 Things to consider about the August NFP @ +173,000

  • Revisions to June and July NFP figures of +44,000 brings the 3 month average gain to +221,000
  • Average hourly earnings are up 0.56% since June and up 2.2% from August 2014
  • August NFP of +173,000 is 30% below the 12 month average gain of +247,000

 

Looking through the lens of the FED, there are positives and negatives about today’s NFP release. On the face of it, a sub-200k number is a slight cause for concern, as the bobble heads will stoke a return Read more