Forex Dictionary

Nonfarm Employment Change

Nonfarm Employment Change

Measures the number of new jobs created in the previous month, excluding the farming industry. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency. The number of new jobs being created is one of the most important indicators of the economy's health because consumer spending, which is highly correlated with labor conditions, makes up a large portion of GDP. This report is the first of the month that relates to labor conditions, making it susceptible to big surprises.