Jobs Report Surprises: 303,000 Jobs Added – What’s Next?

The Federal Reserve stands poised to ease rates, contingent upon a compelling impetus from the economy. Recent economic data suggests a lack of urgency for immediate action. Key focus remains on inflation metrics and payroll figures, with today’s nonfarm payroll release surpassing expectations, adding 303,000 jobs compared to the projected 214,000.

The supply of labor is increasing with the current rate of immigration, so the question is, how much if any will the strong labor growth impact inflation and wage pressures? Despite the market anticipation of 50-75 basis points in rate cuts in 2024, the prevailing strong economic indicators do not signal an imminent necessity to start the easing cycle.

Information provided by Jason Jean, Movement Mortgage. Original post located: https://movement.com/blog/2024/04/303000-jobs-added-whats-next

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