Non Farm Payroll (NFP) Dates 2020

Non Farm Payroll

NFP (The non farm payroll) figure is a major economic index that measures the employment situation in the USA, which means the number of people on the payrolls of all non-agricultural businesses.

Non Farm Payroll is Published by the US Department of Labor – is a major economic indicator of the United States economy that impacts the US dollar, equities, gold, and many other Financial instruments. The NFP data is generally released on the first Friday of each month, at 8:30 am EST – cause large movements in the Financial market.

Non Farm Payroll (NFP) Dates 2020

Release DateTimeActualForecastPrevious
Apr 03, 2020 (Mar)08:30-701K-100K275K
Mar 06, 2020 (Feb)09:30273K175K273K
Feb 07, 2020 (Jan)09:30225K160K147K
Jan 10, 2020 (Dec)09:30145K164K256K
Dec 06, 2019 (Nov)09:30266K186K156K
Nov 01, 2019 (Oct)08:30128K89K180K
Oct 04, 2019 (Sep)08:30136K140K168K
Sep 06, 2019 (Aug)08:30130K160K159K
Aug 02, 2019 (Jul)08:30164K164K193K
Jul 05, 2019 (Jun)08:30224K160K72K
Jun 07, 2019 (May)08:3075K185K224K
May 03, 2019 (Apr)08:30263K181K189K

Non farm Payrolls measures the change in the number of people employed during the previous month, excluding the farming industry. Job creation is the foremost indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of economic activity.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.

Non-Farm Payrolls Definition

Non-farm payrolls are a monthly statistic representing how many people are employed in the US, in manufacturing, construction and goods companies. They can also be known as non-farms, or NFP.

NFP gets its name from the jobs that aren’t included: farm workers, and those employed in private households or non-profit organisations. The data is usually delivered on the first Friday of any given month, and can move several markets in a major way. 

There are several other key pieces of data involved in the non-farms release, including the unemployment rate, detail on sectors, average hourly earnings and revisions of previous releases. These are all also important to the markets.

Various analysts release predictions for NFP figures in advance of the actual release, causing a great deal of speculation in the lead up to each report.