The nonfarm payroll (NFP) report term used in the U.S. to refer to the number of new jobs added from the previous month.
The NFP data contains many valuable insights that have a direct impact on the stock market, the value of the U.S. dollar and the price of gold. The markets react very quickly and most of the time in a very volatile fashion around the time the NFP data is released.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.
Nonfarm payrolls are reported on the first Friday of the following month, at 8:30 a.m EST.
|Reference Month||Release Date||Release Time||Actual||Forecast|
|October 2020||Nov. 06, 2020||08:30 AM||638K||600K|
|November 2020||Dec. 04, 2020||08:30 AM||245K||469K|
|December 2020||Jan. 08, 2021||08:30 AM||-140K||71K|
|January 2021||Feb. 05, 2021||08:30 AM||49K||50K|
|February 2021||Mar. 05, 2021||08:30 AM||379K||182K|
|March 2021||Apr. 02, 2021||08:30 AM||916K||647K|
|April 2021||May 07, 2021||08:30 AM||266K||978K|
|May 2021||Jun. 04, 2021||08:30 AM||559K||650K|
|June 2021||Jul. 02, 2021||08:30 AM||850K||700K|
|July 2021||Aug. 06, 2021||08:30 AM||943K||870K|
|August 2021||Sep. 03, 2021||08:30 AM||235K||750K|
|September 2021||Oct. 08, 2021||08:30 AM||194K||500K|
|October 2021||Nov. 05, 2021||08:30 AM|
|November 2021||Dec. 03, 2021||08:30 AM|