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  • adj. Concerned with the economic activities of all businesses except agricultural ones


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  • From the graph it appears that every other NBER-declared recession was accompanied by a fall in nonfarm payrolls of at least 2% (and many greater than that).

    The Latest Data: Yes, It’s a Recession - Freakonomics Blog -

  • “The 63,000 decline in nonfarm pay-rolls in February is near-conclus-ive proof that the economy is now in recession.”

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The land market is so strong that recent years have seen the rise of the so-called nonfarm investor, or the outside buyers who some consider speculators.

    The Farm Belt Boom

  • But if you want to focus a single economic indicator, job growth during the presidential election year - especially as measured by the series called nonfarm payrolls - has a lot going for it.

    The Guardian World News

  • "But the uptrend hasn't stopped and the stock market is likely to resume its rally" on the back of likely positive U.S. economic data such as nonfarm payroll data that are due to be released this week.

    Asia Stocks End Lower

  • Together, "nonfarm" employees produce about 80% of U.S. GDP

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • In addition, markets are bracing for U.S. nonfarm payrolls data on Friday, a crucial indicator for the direction of the U.S. recovery.

    Euro Suffers in Broad Retreat

  • If reports, including Wednesday's nonmanufacturing index and Friday's nonfarm jobs report, confirm bond bears' views that the slowdown in recent weeks is just a soft patch, yields are likely to rise.

    Debt Fears Reverse Bond Selloff

  • Data on output per hour and unit labor costs are available for the U.S. business sector, the nonfarm business sector, and the manufacturing sector.

    Matthew Yglesias » From Snark to a Serious Question: Non-profit Productivity

  • The disappointing jobs reading comes ahead of the most closely watched report on U.S. employment levels, the nonfarm payrolls report, due Friday.

    Oil Ends Lower On Weak U.S. Economic Data


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