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US NFP preview: 225K gain with 5% employment rate – SocGen

FXStreet (Delhi) – Research Team at Societe Generale, suggest that it doesn't seem likely that Friday's US employment data will change the debate about Fed policy much, unless the numbers are surprisingly weak.

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“We expect a 225K gain and a drop to 5% in the unemployment rate. There's nothing much wrong with the domestic US economy - GDP grew at a 3.9% annualised rate in Q2, employment growth is a bit above 2% per annum, and wage growth also a bit above 2% per annum, which represents an acceleration in real terms as inflation has slowed.”

“By the time we get there we will have seen the September manufacturing ISM (against a dismal global backdrop for manufacturing confidence look for a dip to 50.4) and it's hard to imagine a sufficiently strong set of data overall to offset concerns at the FOMC about the global environment.”

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