Nonfarm payrolls in the US increased by 136 thousand in September 2019, following a upwardly revised 168 thousand in August and below market expectations of 145 thousand.
Employment continued to trend up in health care and in professional and business services.
Unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, lowest in 50 years.
Employment in government continued on an upward trend in September (+22,000)
Dollar index rose as did 10 year and 2 year treasury notes.
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