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ECB Plays Down FT Story

Release for:  October 2017
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Units as noted, changes calculated by Market News International
                                  Jun-17  Jul-17  Aug-17  Sep-17  Oct-17
Unemployment rate (household)        4.4     4.3     4.4     4.2     4.1
--Unrounded Unemp Rate*           4.3567  4.3497  4.4416  4.2204  4.0653 Net
                                                                         Revision
Chg in nonfarm payrolls (,000)       210     138     208      18     261    90
 Previously reported:                210     138     169     -33
 Private payrolls                    207     133     184      15     252
 Goods-producing                      42     -20      73      18      33
  Mining                               6       1       5       1      -2
  Construction                        15      -9      24      11      11
  Manufacturing                       21     -11      44       6      24
   Transport Equip                     4     -25      23      -1       3
    Mtr Veh, Parts                     3     -27      23      -3       3
Private Service Providing            165     153     111      -3     219
  Trade, transportation               15       0       9      42       6
  Wholesale trade                     12       4       5       9       6
  Retail trade                        -4     -11      -2       7      -8
   Mtr Veh, Parts Dealers              0       3       1       1       8
   Food, beverage                     -2      -5       3      -6      -2
  Financial activities                15      11      10      13       5
  Prof, business svcs                 44      43      47      22      50
   Temp help svcs                     11      13       9       8      18
  Government                           3       5      24       3       9
Average weekly hours                34.5    34.4    34.4    34.4    34.4
 Manufacturing weekly hours         40.8    40.9    40.8    40.8    41.0
 Manufacturing overtime              3.3     3.3     3.4     3.4     3.5
Average hourly earnings ($)        26.27   26.39   26.42   26.54   26.53
 % change from prev month            0.2     0.5     0.1     0.5     0.0
Agg hrs index, % ch from prev mo     0.5    -0.2     0.2     0.0     0.2
Manufacturing hrs index, % ch        0.3     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.8
Household data:
Labor force, monthly change          361     349      77     575    -765
 Employment, change                  245     345     -74     906    -384
 Unemployment, change                116       4     151    -331    -281
 Pool of available workers*        12408   12401   12976   12429   11705
 monthly change*                     -14      -7     575    -547    -724
* MNI Calculations
     ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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