Economists project the upcoming jobs report to reveal moderate yet healthy job growth. Analysts expect nonfarm payrolls to increase by 225,000 in June, indicating a smaller advance.
The unemployment rate is anticipated to remain historically low in the upcoming US labor market readouts. Wage gains are projected to cool down, resulting in more moderate increases. The jobs report will be a focal point in the holiday-shortened week, attracting significant attention.
Vacancies are expected to decrease, reflecting a tightening in the US labor market.
Analysts predict Friday’s data will reveal a decrease in the unemployment rate to 3.6%. Average hourly earnings are expected to grow by 4.2% compared to June 2022.
The growth in average hourly earnings represents the smallest annual advance in two years. Leading up to Friday’s report, several labor-related indicators will be released. These indicators include job cut announcements, private payrolls from ADP, weekly unemployment claims, and May job openings.
The upcoming labor-related indicators will provide further insights into the state of the labor market.
Robust Labor Market
The robust labor market has fueled the economy while the Federal Reserve tightened monetary policy. The June data, as forecasted, would align with recent reports indicating a resilient economic expansion.
In addition, the Institute of Supply Management is set to release figures on manufacturing and services activity. Furthermore, the minutes from the Fed’s June meeting, which witnessed unchanged interest rates, will be unveiled on Wednesday.
Investors will carefully scrutinize the minutes, seeking indications of when the Fed may resume hiking interest rates. Notably, the strength of the US labor market has played a pivotal role in bolstering the economy amidst monetary policy tightening.
The upcoming releases and data will provide further insights into economic expansion and future rate hikes.
Global Data is also Provided
Canadian job numbers for June will provide insight into the country’s economic performance before the central bank’s rate decision. Statisticians will release consumption, savings, and wealth data for various household income levels in Q1 2023.
Investors will be occupied with a potential rate hike in Australia, China’s economic health, and inflation reports from Switzerland, Turkey, and Brazil. The Canadian job numbers will be crucial in informing the central bank’s rate decision.
Additionally, the consumption, savings, and wealth data will provide a comprehensive view of household finances. Moreover, the rate hike in Australia, along with China’s economic health and inflation reports across various countries, will impact global markets. Furthermore, the forthcoming releases and rate decisions will be crucial in shaping investment decisions and market sentiment.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen gave a positive statement
During a visit to a residential solar power company in New Orleans, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen emphasized that the US economy will sustain a strong labor market while reducing inflation.
She emphasized that strong household and business balance sheets will contribute to US economic strength. Yellen also mentioned the ongoing surge in U.S. factory construction as a positive factor.
Yellen’s visit to New Orleans aimed to promote President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. She acknowledged that the US economy has been more resilient than anticipated, defying recession predictions.
Inflation can be Reduced Without Compromising the US Labor Market
Yellen expressed her belief in a viable path to reduce inflation without compromising the labor market. According to Yellen, the evidence observed thus far suggests that the US is on that path. She delivered her remarks at a PosiGen Solar facility during her visit.
Yellen highlighted the increasing confidence expressed by business executives in the US economy. While some parts of the economy are slowing down, households continue to spend robustly. Yellen also mentioned that businesses are maintaining their investment activities.
Looking ahead, she expects the strength of the labor market and healthy household and business balance sheets to support economic growth. Yellen remains optimistic, even if there is a slight cooling of the economy alongside falling inflation.
The Treasury Secretary’s comments underscore the positive outlook for the US economy and its key drivers.