Figure 2: Nonfarm payroll employment (blue), NFP work adjusted for preliminary benchmark modification for March 2022 (teal), and civilian work gotten used to the NFP principle (red). Source: BLS, and authors calculations.
The home work series changed to the NFP principle shares the downward motion in the general family civilian work series, typically, however not in the last months data. This means theres a (possibly local) peak at 2022M09 in the household series, which is taken by some observers to indicate the start of a recession– i.e., the home series signifies an economic crisis earlier than the facility series.
NFP work boost of 263K surprises on upside (vs. Bloomberg consensus of 200K). This is the resulting photo for some essential indications followed by the NBER Service Cycle Dating Committee.
Figure 3: Civilian employment over age 16 (blue, left log scale), nonfarm payroll employment (tan, right log scale), both in 1000s, seasonally changed, both since 12/2/2022. Source: BLS through ALFRED, NBER.
As I formerly noted, the strength of the proposal that the home series has this improved predictive power is rather weak (a minimum of examined using the last four recessions in the United States).
As an aside, more note that looking at a 2022M09 peak in civiian work recommends no recession in 2022H1
Note that the employment release revealed a continued divergence in patterns in between the establishment (CES) and family (CPS) studies. That being said, the establishment series usually gets near full weighting in a measure tracking the economy– mainly due to the fact that of the greater relative stability of the CES measures (see Furman). I reveal below the NFP series, the NFP series accounting for the preliminary criteria which raised the March 2022 work, and the household work series adjusted to the NFP principle.
Figure 1: Nonfarm payroll employment, NFP (dark blue), Bloomberg consensus as of 12/1 (blue +), civilian employment (orange), commercial production (red), personal earnings excluding transfers in Ch.2012$ (green), production and trade sales in Ch.2012$ (black), consumption in Ch.2012$ (light blue), and regular monthly GDP in Ch.2012$ (pink), GDP (blue bars), all log normalized to 2021M11= 0. Q3 Source: BLS, Federal Reserve, BEA, through FRED, IHS Markit ( nee Macroeconomic Advisers) (12/1/2022 release), and authors computations.
Note that despite the advantage surprise in work, the picture of the economys overall trajectory hardly changes (vis a vis the agreement change shown as the blue + in Figure 1).
Note that the work release revealed a continued divergence in trends between the facility (CES) and home (CPS) surveys. That being said, the establishment series normally gets near complete weighting in a procedure tracking the economy– largely due to the fact that of the higher relative stability of the CES procedures (see Furman). I reveal below the NFP series, the NFP series accounting for the preliminary benchmark which raised the March 2022 work, and the family employment series adjusted to the NFP concept.