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Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls Increase 54,000 Jobs – Futures Trading News, Futures Trading Brokers, Futures Trading

  Prior Consensus Consensus Range Actual Nonfarm Payrolls – M/M change 244,00 170,000 90,000  to 200,000 54,000 Unemployment Rate – Level 9.0 % 8.9 % 8.7 % to 9.0 % 9.1 % Average Hourly Earnings – M/M change 0.1 % 0.2 % 0.1 % to 0.2 % 0.3 % Av Workweek – All Employees 34.3 hrs 34.3 hrs 34.2 hrs to 34.3 hrs Private Payrolls – M/M change 268,000 180,000 115,000  to 225,000 83,000  … read more

Initial Jobless Claims [3/25/2010]

According to Reuters: Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 442,000 in the week ended March 20, the Labor Department said. The report included annual revisions to the weekly unemployment claims seasonal factors going back to 2005. * Using the old seasonal factors, claims would have dropped only to 453,000,… read more

Unemployment [3/5/2010]

Unemployment rate unchanged as 36K jobs lost By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent in February as employers shed 36,000 jobs, fewer than expected. The figures suggested the job market is slowly healing but that significant hiring has yet to occur. The Labor Department said… read more