Trader's Glossary

NFP (Non-Farm Payroll)

NFP is one of the most impactful economic indicators relating the U.S economy. It tracks the changes in the number of employed people excluding farm workers, government, non-profit organisation and private household employees. The previous month’s data is released on the first Friday of every month, making NFP the earliest and most important employment indicator from the United States. Numbers can vary from +/- 10,000 – 250,000, if it comes in better than expected bullish USD activity normally follows.