Non-Farm Payroll Dates 2024.

Non-Farm Payroll Calendar 2024.

The non-farm Payroll report represents the number of jobs added or lost in the US economy over the last month. The US Department of Labor usually releases the NFP report on the first Friday of each month at 8:30 EST.

The following NFP date report for the reference month of  April 2024 will be on May 3. 2024, at 8:30 EST.

In the table below, we can see Non-Farm payroll announcement dates. The NFP dates schedule for the non-farm payroll announcement dates is in the table below.


NFP Schedule – Non-farm payroll dates 2024:

NFP Month (Release month)NFP Day (Release day)Time GMT
London winter time
Time EDT (or Eastern Time (EST))
New York time
Time JST or GMT+9
Tokyo Time
NFP schedule 2023
January 2024.5.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for December 2023.
February 2024.2.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for January 2024.
March 2024.8.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for February 2024.
April 2024.5.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for March 2024.
May 2024.3.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for April 2024.
June 2024.7.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for May 2024.
July 2024.5.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for June 2024.
August 2024.2.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for July 2024.
September 2024.6.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for August 2024.
October 2024.4.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for September 2024.
November 2024.1.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for October 2024.
December 2024.6.12:30 PM8:30 AM21:30 PMNon-farm payrolls for November 2024.

Table: NFP schedule 2024. Non-Farm Payroll Dates 2024 (NFP calendar). The non-farm payroll report time of 8:30 a.m. ES is given in three different time zones: GMT (UK NFP time), non-farm payroll time, and EST (US NFP dates).

Next NFP date

The Next NFP date is May 3. 2024 at 8:30 EST. Non-farm payroll data is on May 3. 2024. represents the report for the reference month of April 2024. The previous NFP report was held in April. (March reference month) was 303K, while the unemployment rate was 3.8%.

NFP Release Data

NFP Release DateActual NFPForecast NFPPrevious NFP (revised)
April 5. 2024 (March)303K212K270K
March 8 .2024 (February)275K198K229K
February 2. 2024. (January)353K187K216K
January 5. 2024. (December)216K168K173K
December 8. 2023. (November)199K185K150K
November 3. 2023. (October)150K197K297K
October 6. 2023. (September)338K300K187K
September 1. 2023. (August)187K170K157K
August 4. 2023. (July)187K200K185K
July 7. 2023. (June)209K225K306K
June 2. 2023. (May)339K190K294K
May 5. 2023. (April)253K180K165K
April 7. 2023. (March)236K239K326K
March 10. 2023. (February)311K205K504K
February 03 2023. (January)517K185K260K
January 06 2023. (December)223K200K256K
December 02.2022 (November)263K200K284K
November 04.2022 (October)261K200K315K
October 07.2022 (September)263K250K315K
September 02.2022 (August)315K300K528K
August 05. 2022. (July)528K250K372K
July 08. 2022. (June)372K267K390K
June 03. 2022 (May)390K325K428K
May 06. 2022 (April)428K391K431K
April 01. 2022. (March)431K477K678K
March 04. 2022. (Feb.)678K400K481K
Feb 04, 2022. (Jan)481K150K199K
Jan 07, 2022 (Dec)199K400K249K
Dec 03, 2021 (Nov)210K550K546K
Nov 05, 2021 (Oct)531K450K312K
Oct 08, 2021 (Sep)194K500K366K
Sep 03, 2021 (Aug)235K750K1,053K
Aug 06, 2021 (Jul)943K870K938K
Jul 02, 2021 (Jun)850K700K583K
Jun 04, 2021 (May)559K650K278K
May 07, 2021 (Apr)266K978K770K
Apr 02, 2021 (Mar)916K647K468K
Mar 05, 2021 (Feb)379K182K166K
Feb 05, 2021 (Jan)49K50K-227K
Jan 08, 2021 (Dec)-140K71K336K

What does NFP mean?

NFP means Non-Farm Payrolls and represents a number that measures the number of workers in the United States for the previous month without farmworkers and a handful of workers. So, the word “Non-farm” means that farmworkers are not included in the payroll jobs count.

What is NFP week?

NFP week represents the first week of the month, and the US Department of Labor usually releases the NFP report on the first Friday of each month at 8:30 EST.

What is NFP Non-Farm Payroll

Non-farm payrolls or NFPs are an aggregation of jobs within the non-farm payroll classification designated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. NFP forex event is one of the most important economic events for the foreign exchange industry.

The number of employees in companies in the construction, goods, and other manufacturing sectors in the United States is used to compile the non-farm payroll (NFP) statistics. These statistics are released by the Labor Department of the United States every month and are part of a detailed report that provides information on the marketplace for skilled and unskilled labor. This number does not include private households, non-profits, or farm workers. The NFP statistics are necessary since they affect the financial markets, especially the gold, stock market indices, share prices, and the US dollar.

Non-farm payroll report dates

In the NFP dates table above, we can see US Non-Farm payroll dates for 2024. Usually, Non-Farm Payroll is published on the first Friday of each month, and the time of Non-Farm Payroll release is 8:30 am EST (New York Time). However, the time of the Non-Farm Payroll release can be changed. In addition, sometimes we need to watch the Economic calendar because summer and winter time zone changes can change for 1 hour of release time.

For example, in December 2023.  the NFP report was not on December 1, the first week in December. It was on the second Friday.  The Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) report is not always released on the first Friday of each month because it is scheduled to be released on the third Friday after the conclusion of the reference week, typically the week that contains the 12th of the month. This scheduling method ensures the data collection period remains consistent, occasionally resulting in the report being released on a Friday later in the month rather than the first.

Non-farm payroll effect on markets

After the government releases NFP data, markets are usually volatile and fluctuate in value. It is observed that the dollar strength is closely related to the NFP data in the short term. Historically, it has been observed that the correlation between the dollar index and NFP statistics has been slightly negative. Typically, the Labor Statistics department will release the data every month on a Friday, the first of the month. Though the data is officially called the Employment Situation, it is more popularly called the jobs market. These statistics affect the market for foreign exchange, bonds, and stocks.

NFP changes

When there is no recession, the NFP numbers for the increase in jobs will usually increase by between ten thousand and two hundred and fifty thousand monthly. This value indicates the increase or decrease in the employee numbers in the last month, excluding the farming sector. When NFP numbers rise, it suggests that businesses expect growth. Hence, they are hiring more employees. These new employees getting salaries will likely purchase services and goods, leading to further development. When companies do not expect growth, they do not hire, and there is a decrease in NFP figures.

Importance of NFP

Investors and traders know the Federal Reserve of the United States monetary policies are closely linked to NFP data. Significant changes in NFP figures can lead to substantial fluctuations in financial markets. In addition to being a relatively accurate indicator of economic conditions, job statistics are vital for several reasons. The Federal Reserve also monitors the overall unemployment rate. When the unemployment rate reduces below 5%, there is usually a shortage of good workers, and businesses may pay higher compensation. This could lead to inflation.

Other important information
Another essential job data monitored is the industry sectors where significant job growth or losses. For example, more people will be hired if the housing sector is poised for growth. The average hourly compensation is also closely watched since some companies may prefer to decrease the wages instead of dismissing employees as it has the same financial effect. In some cases, the previous NFP figures may be revised, leading to changes in stock market prices since the traders’ expectations of growth in the economy will also change accordingly.

What do we need to look at in the NFP report?

Most essential facts from the Non-Farm Payroll Report :

1. The unemployment rate in the economy is a percentage of the overall workforce.
2. Which sectors does the increase or decrease in jobs come from?
3. Average hourly earnings.
4. Revisions of previous non-farm payroll releases.

What currency pairs are affected by NFP?

All currencies traded against USD are affected by NFP, such as EURUSD, GBPUSD, AUDUSD, NZDUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, USDTRY, etc. Usually, major forex pairs and exotic and minor currency pairs that are US dollar crosses will be affected by NFP (Non-farm payroll).

How does NFP affect gold?

NFP affects gold inversely proportional. In other words, when US NFP increases, the number of employees increases, the US economy is better, and the price of gold decreases. The price of gold or XAU/USD decreases when the USD increases because gold’s price is linked to the dollar’s value.

How to predict NFP?

To predict NFP value, you must monitor previous unemployment data, which sectors are hired in the last 30 days, employment seasonality, etc. However, it is tough to predict Non-farm Payroll numbers, and for traders, the NFP report can bring a lot of volatility in trading.

Usually, traders wait to see NFP release data and enter into trades. However, other news can significantly impact or have a mixed influence on US prices. For example, the initial and continuing jobless claims data are released weekly on Thursdays and indicate the future NFP release.


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