Key Insights Ahead of June’s Jobs Report

With March and April’s lackluster growth being partially attributed to bad weather, a stronger performance in May was not a surprise. June’s report will indicate a potential trend of stable job growth or signal that May’s strong number was more of an isolated recovery from prior months.
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Key Insights Ahead of May’s Jobs Report

After a strong April report, May data is expected to continue the recent strength of job growth.

ADP reported growth of 178,000, slightly below the anticipated range for May. Non-farm payrolls are anticipated to grow between 155,000 and 220,000 with a consensus of 190,000.
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Key Insights Ahead of April’s Jobs Report

After a slowdown in March, largely attributed to finicky weather, April’s job and wage growth is set for a rebound. According to payroll processor ADP, 204K jobs were added to the economy in April. Expectations ahead of Friday’s closely watched nonfarm payroll report are 192K additions, up from only 103K in March. Read More

ADP – U.S. Adds 241K Jobs in March

The U.S. employment market remains strong as it heads for its 3rd consecutive month of gains.

After February’s solid showing of 313K new job additions, economists suggested the market could be hard pressed for a strong March to follow suit. However, according to payroll processor, ADP, March produced a total of 241K private sector jobs, beating expectations of 205K – 210K.Read More

Market Retreated & Recovered Amid Recent Selloff

The global selloff continued on the open Monday after the DOW and S&P 500 both saw their worst days in two years. After the first hour of trading however, markets have rebounded to be flat or positive on the day. Still, they have a long way to go, the DOW in particular, after its 666-point selloff on Friday. Read More