Yesterday marked the third session following Friday’s employment report big sell-off. The decline in the Eurodollar March 2016 contract was a 2.7 std dev move, the likes of which had not been seen since January of 2011. There was no meaningful recovery over the three sessions following that decline.
It’s become a bit of cliché to call every single non-farm payroll report “the most important jobs report in years,” but leaving behind the hyperbole, today’s labor market report was certainly highly anticipated.
Employment rose more than forecast in December and the jobless rate declined to 5.6 percent, wrapping up the best year for the labor market since 1999 and adding to evidence the U.S. is a standout in the global economy.