Job creation slows down but wages accelerate in the US
The August US employment report sent two contradictory signals: a sharp slowdown in job creation (+235k) reflecting the impact of the variant delta, but an acceleration in…
When US jobless claims figures showed an unexpected second increase in a row yesterday, we thought the stock and bond market would both love them, but that was not the case: US equities were down for the 3rd day in a row in 2021 and the US 10y bond yield stands above 1.3% this morning. Bond yields in Europe have started rising more significantly too, so that the spread with US Treasuries is narrowing, which supports the euro vs the USD: the EUR/USD was back to 1.21 this morning.
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