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Nonfarm payrolls (NFP), also known as non-farm employment change, change in non-farm payrolls, or private nonfarm payrolls, is the king of the US fundamental indicators. It is also the most important US employment statistics indicator. NFP are released monthly (usually on the first Friday of the month) by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This report can produce extreme amounts of volatility in dollar-based currency pairs. Generally, a higher number of nonfarm payrolls is positive for the US dollar, while a lower number is bearish for the greenback. Do not confuse these reports with a much weaker series of initial jobless claims reports released once a week. The posts linked below contain all the nonfarm payrolls results for the past few years.

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2007