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Question of the Day NFP The Monthly Market Mover

The Non-Farm Payrolls is one of the most watched and highly anticipated reports on the US economic calendar.  Non-Farm Payrolls will be abbreviated within as NFP and is released on a monthly basis to give a timely glimpse into employment inside of the United States.  These numbers are released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics to assist policy makers with decisions regarding monetary policy.

NFP looks specifically at net changes in employment as jobs are created or subtracted in an economy in any given month.  The term Non-Farm is used since farm / agricultural workers are not included in the employment count.  The decision to not include agricultural jobs lies in these jobs being largely seasonal that could possibly produce small temporary shifts in labor reporting.  For this reason certain government employees, private household employees and nonprofit organization are also not included in the count.

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