Non-farms payrolls special

July saw 209,000 jobs added, which was above estimates, compared to 231,000 in June.

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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-farm payrolls: why are they so important?

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