Further projections from analysts at the bank:

  • forecast for the unemployment rate is 4.1%
  • average hourly earnings +0.5% m/m
  • average weekly hours 34.8

The NFP is due on Friday 7 January 2022 at 0830am US ET (1330 GMT) . Consensus forecasts:

nfp December 2021 forecasts

This snapshot from the ForexLive economic data calendar, access it here.

The times in the left-most column are GMT.

The numbers in the right-most column are the 'prior' (previous month) result.

The number in the column next to that, where is a number, is what is the consensus median expected.