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Non-farm payrolls

October saw +261,000 jobs, which was below estimates, compared to -18,000 in September. 

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Why are non-farm payrolls important to traders?

The non-farm payrolls report is seen as a particularly influential statistic by traders; but what exactly is it, and why is it so important to the markets? 

We explain why the jobs number is so relevant, and why other pieces of data to be released in the report are also worth keeping an eye on.

Non-farms payrolls: why are they so important?

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