NFP: -125k; Private Jobs +83k

Non Farm Payroll came out, and the consensus was pretty accurate (130 vs 125k).

Two of my three favorite leading indicators within the NFP report were negative:

-Average workweek for all employees on private NFP decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.1 hours; Manufacturing workweek for all employees decreased by 0.5 hour to 40.0 hours;

-Average hourly earnings of all employees in the private sector decreased by 2 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $22.53

-Temporary help increased +21,000. Employment in temporary help has risen by 379,000 since a recent low in September 2009.

Here are the rest of the highlights from the BLS release:

-Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 125,000 in June;

-Private-sector payroll employment edged up by 83,000.

-Unemployment rate 9.5%;

-Temporary employees of 2010 Census workers had a drop of -225,000;

Household Survey Data

-Long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks +) was unchanged at 6.8 million. They are 45.5% of unemployed persons

-Civilian labor force participation rate fell by 0.3% to 64.7%
Employment-population ratio, at 58.5%

-Persons employed part time for economic reasons is 8.6 million was down by 525,000 over past 2 months.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2, 2010

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web:

Posted Under