NFP, otherwise Non Farm Payroll are monthly statistic representing how many people employed in United States, in manufacturing, construction, and goods companies. Other than NPF, it can also be referred to as non-farms.
NPF got its name from jobs that are not included like farm workers; and those employed in private households or non-profit organization. The data is delivered on the first Friday of the given month, and can move the market in a major market.
Non Farm Payroll
There are several key pieces of information involved in NFP release, and it includes unemployment rate, detail on sectors, average hourly earnings and revisions of previous releases. All of which are important to the markets.
Several analysts release predictions for NFP figures in advance of the actual release date. And this causes a great deal of speculation in the lead up to all reports.
What is Non-Farm Employment Change?
The non-farm employment change is another term for non-farm payrolls. Because NFP figure displays the number of jobs added or lost in the sectors covered by the report, it is sometimes known as a non-farm employment change instead of NFP.
What Time is NFP Released?
Non-Farm Payroll is released on the first Friday of every month, at exactly 08:30am EST. The only exception is when the first Friday falls on a major United States holiday, like New Year, then the report is postponed to the next Friday
US Non Farm Payrolls
NFP measures the change in number of employees during the prior month, excluding workers in farm sectors. Given that full employment is one of the major deals of the Federal Reserves, it is very closely watched.
A reading that’s stronger than forecast is publicly supportive (bullish) for USD. While a weaker reading than forecast is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.
NFP Trading Strategy
- Follow the Momentum
- Fade the Move
- Fade the Move on Monday
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The NFP is a key economic indicator that reveals important data about the health of the US labor market. This report is widely followed by all types of traders, investors, hedge funds, and even the Federal Reserve which makes adjustments to its monetary policy based on the trend.
If you decide to trade the actual new release, ensure to always use stop-losses and be ready for large price movements immediately after the release. The volatility can often cause slippage and higher spread, which are drawbacks you need to observe too.