On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its report on America's employment situation during September.
Via Bloomberg, here's what Wall Street is forecasting:
Nonfarm payrolls: +172,000
Unemployment rate: 4.9%
Average hourly earnings month-on-month: +0.3%
Average hourly earnings year-on-year: +2.6%
Average weekly hours worked: 34.4
Change in manufacturing payrolls: -4,000
If the numbers are roughly in line with these expectations and don't show any drastic developments in the labor market, they would make for a fairly routine and boring jobs report.
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