US Nonfarm Payrolls
This report is the strongest Forex market mover. The indicator shows how many jobs were created in the US during the past month. Along with NFP the US Department of Labor will publish unemployment rate and average hourly earnings. The Federal Reserve keeps a close eye on these figures while making its monetary policy decisions. As a result, the release has a great impact on the US dollar in all currency pairs.
American central bank raised its main interest rate by 25 basis points in December and forecasted 3 rate hikes in 2017. Whether the Fed follows this scenario largely depends on the NFP strength. The Fed’s Chairwoman Janet Yellen claimed that although the state of the US labor market has improved, challenges still remain, so this release will once again draw the market’s attention.