Today's release of the September
employment report, released this morning, shows that the unemployment rate fell back to 3.9%, but wage growth was tame. The data is the most important economic indicator this month.
Given that the economy has been showing signs of a slowdown, today's report is not likely to have too much of an impact on the market.
separate story previewing the report, looking at the pace of jobs growth and interpreting what the data means for the economy.
Nonfarm payrolls for September. Source:
Labor Department. Actual: 252,000. Forecast: +232,000. Previous: -105,000.
Average hourly earnings for September. Source:
Labor Department. Actual: +0.2%. Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: +0.3%.
Unemployment rate for September. Source:
Labor Department. Actual: 3.9%. Forecast: 4.1%. Previous: 4.1%.
Pool of available workers for September. Source:
Labor Department. Actual: 9.83M. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 10.042M.
Forecasts are from
. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see