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  • Employment Report

    Change in Nonfarm Payrolls  + 155k vs. 152k

    Change in Private Payrolls   +168k vs. 155k

    Change in Manu Payrolls  +25k vs. 4k

    Unemployment Rate  7.8 % vs. 7.7% (unrounded basis 7.849)

    Avg Hourly Earning MOM  .3 % vs. .2%

    Avg Weekly Hours  34.5 vs. 34.4


    Numbers are on point to slightly worse than expected.  Mortgages and USTs are rallying a little and current coupon is down 7/32nds from yesterday’s close.  No major reaction from the equity markets which are basically unchanged overnight.

    Jan 4 2013