Strong Job Data: 75 Basis Point Hike Possible
US Aug Job Data
The United States added 315000 jobs in August 2022 and the unemployment rate jumped to 3.7%
These nonfarm payroll data are in accordance with market expectations as Dow Jones estimated 318000 jobs.
Hourly Rate is Slow
The hourly earnings in August 2022 were 0.3% higher than July earnings and 5.2% higher than a year ago.
Highest Job Gains
Business & Professional Services
Hiring is Slow But Strong
The August job data suggest that hiring is slow but stayed strong although many companies have announced hiring freeze and layoffs
More Rate Hike Possible
Inflation is at 40 years high and the fed is raising interest rates to curb inflation. The job data is an important factor for Fed to decide the upcoming rate hikes.
The strong labor market suggests that Fed will continue to hike interest rates aggressively.
Investors are looking for Fed’s next interest rate hike at Sept FOMC Meeting which will be held on 20-21 September. Market Participants expect a 50 to 75 basis point hike.
50 to 75 Basis Point Hike