Thursday, August 06, 2020

Goldman July Payrolls Preview

by Calculated Risk on 8/06/2020 04:47:00 PM

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

We estimate nonfarm payroll growth slowed to +1.0mn in July after +4.8mn in June (consensus is +1.5mn). ... we believe education seasonality could boost July payroll growth by as much as 500-750k

We estimate the unemployment rate declined by 0.4pp to 10.7%
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