Non-Farm Payrolls — News Archive


Dollar Weakens as Employment Growth Misses Expectations

The US dollar dropped against its major rivals after non-farm payrolls released today showed that employment growth was slower than markets had been counting on. Other parts of the report were not bad, helping to mitigate the impact of the negative indicator.

US Dollar Starts Week with Positivity, Ends Negative

The US dollar has entered the trading week with a positive bias due to the outlook for monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve. But all positivity was squashed by dovish comments of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

Non-Farm Payrolls Fail to Boost US Dollar

The US dollar was mostly weaker today (though it gained on the Japanese yen) despite the release of seemingly solid employment data that should have boosted the currency.

Euro Jumps More than 2 Percent During ECB Week

The major event during the past trading week was the monetary policy decision of the European Central Bank. It overshadowed even the very important US non-farm payrolls, sending the euro higher. The shared 19-nation currency jumped more than 2 percent against its major peers over the week.

Dollar Ends Friday’s Trading with Gains

The US dollar rebounded today after the yesterday’s huge drop that followed a policy announcement from the European Central Bank. While US employment data was positive for the greenback, perhaps even more supportive to the US currency were comments from ECB President Mario Draghi.

Swiss Franc Weaker amid Deflation

The Swiss franc fell against the US dollar today after the yesterday’s massive rally. The Swissie also declined versus the euro for the second day. Economic data from Switzerland was not supporting the Swiss currency, showing deflation.

US Dollar Ends Week with Huge Gains After Non-Farm Payrolls

The US dollar soared during this week, climbing more than 2 percent against its major counterparts, thanks to the impressive non-farm payrolls. The positive employment data fueled expectations of a December interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

Dollar Soars After NFP, Market Readies for December Hike

The US dollar surged 1.5 percent versus the euro and soared against other major currencies as well today after the release of very strong non-farm payrolls. Now, the market is pricing in a December rate hike that looks very probable.

Yen Soft Even After NFP Send Market into Turmoil

The Japanese yen was very soft today following a bunch of mixed economic reports released from Japan during the Asian trading session. The currency had attempted to rise after the release of US non-farm payrolls, but the attempt has failed and the yen kept gains only versus the US dollar (as of now USD/JPY has actually bounced back to the opening level).

US Dollar Sinks After Non-Farm Payrolls

The US dollar slumped after the release of US non-farm payrolls as the employment report turned out to be really terrible, clouding the outlook for timing of monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve. It is important to note that the currency is trying to fight back and is rising right now.