The number of jobs decreases amid COVID-19 surge
The Bureau of Statistics surprised the American markets after it posted its monthly non-farm payrolls report.
In the past month, only 245,000 jobs have been created in the US, excluding the farming industry. The numbers came in lower than the 480,000 expected by the market. According to specialists, the low number was caused by the rising number of COVID-19 infections, which coincided with a slowdown in hiring.
But, on the other hand, the unemployment rate came in lower-than-expected. The market consensus was 6.8%, and the actual figure was 6.7%. Even though the economy seems to rebound at the fastest pace ever reported in a quarter, experts believe that things will take a turn in the next couple of quarters, and the growth could be flat or even negative. They expect a strong rebound in the second half of 2021.
Sources: forexfactory.com, cnbc.com
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