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March 2016 US Non farm payrolls 215k vs 205k exp

The big March 2016 US Non farm payrolls and employment report 1 April 2016

  • Prior 242k . Revised to 245k
  • Two month net revision -1k vs 30k prior
  • Unemployment rate 5.0% vs 4.9% exp. Prior 4.9%

  • Participation rate 63.0% vs 62.9% exp. Prior 62.9%
  • U6 underemployment 9.8% vs 9.7% prior
  • Private payrolls 195k vs 197k exp. Prior 230k. Revised to 236k
  • Government payrolls 20k vs 12k prior. Revised to 9k
  • Manufacturing payrolls -29k vs 2k exp. Prior -16k. Revised to -18k

Just to keep this post whole I'm adding in the wages from Adam's

  • Avg hourly earnings 0.3% vs 0.2% exp m/m. Prior -0.1%
  • +2.3% y/y vs +2.2% exp. Prior 2.2%. Revised to 2.3%
  • Average weekly hours 34.4 vs 34.5 exp. Prior 34.4

The wages take the prize over the higher unemployment rate, of which the participation rate has played a part.

The longest positive run in the history of NFPs continues

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