Thursday, May 02, 2019

Goldman: April Payrolls Preview

by Calculated Risk on 5/02/2019 02:50:00 PM

A few brief excerpts from a note by Goldman Sachs economist Spencer Hill:

We estimate nonfarm payrolls increased 195k in April (vs. consensus of 190k), as lower jobless claims and resilient employment surveys suggest that the pace of job growth remains solid.. …

We expect an unchanged unemployment rate in tomorrow’s report (3.8%; consensus also expects 3.8%). … We estimate a 0.2% rise in average hourly earnings (mom sa) that leaves the year-over-year rate unchanged at 3.2%
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