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US: Nonfarm Payrolls rise by 165K in April

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The number of people on the payrolls of all non-agricultural businesses in the US increased by 165K in April, from 88K registered in March, the US Department of Labor reported today. Market consensus pointed to a 145K increase.

The Unemployment Rate decreased to 7.5% from 7.6%, against expectations of remaining at the same level.

Forex: USD/CAD trading positively at 1.0110/12 after NFP in US

The USD/CAD tumbled off its European highs Friday (1.0134), having effectively pared its gains throughout the session. However, after the publication of economic statistics in the United States during US trading, the pair is installed at 1.0110/12 at the time of writing.
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Forex: GBP/USD plummets to 1.5500 level after US payrolls

The GBP/USD faced a generally upward path leading into US trading Friday, having risen higher intraday. On the heels of economic data in the United States, the pair is now trading at 1.5501/02 in these moments, incurring a loss of -0.23% off is opening.
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