Today's great anticipation for the publication of the December US employment report, which will take stock of the US labor market and which, depending on the outcome, will reinforce speculation about when the Fed might start raising rates.
Analysts' consensus forecasts payrolls growth of 400,000, against a US unemployment rate falling to 4.1%.
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Goldman Sachs is more optimistic, forecasting an increase in employment of 500,000 units, while Morgan Stanley's outlook is less positive than that of the consensus:
Analysts at the american bank estimate new job growth of just 260,000 in December, against an increase in the labor force participation rate, which will bring the unemployment rate to remain, in their opinion, at 4.2%.
On the inflation front measured by hourly wages, Morgan Stanley's expectations are of a monthly increase of 0.3%, and on an annual basis slowing to 4.1%.
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