As A Reminder, Here Are The Monthly NFP Seasonal Adjustments

Tyler Durden's picture

With the revised consensus of the NFP number due out in under 30 minutes at precisely 100,000 (because 99,963.333 and 101,492.5 are not quite as round, memorable and thresholdy), we remind readers that in June the average seasonal adjustment over the past decade comes to just over 1 million. These are 1 million jobs that do not exist but are merely added, or in June's average case, subtracted from the actual number, to make them fit a regression pattern. In other words, the marginal number that will determine whether or not we have a NEW QE will be far less than 10% of what the statistical adjustment to the actual June number itself will be.

Monthly seasonal adjustment to Nonfarm Payroll number over past decade:

Average monthly seasonal adjustment to Nonfarm Payroll number over past decade: