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Non-farm payrolls

May saw 138,000 jobs added, which was below estimates, compared to 211,000 in April. 

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Read expert analysis before the event

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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