The US Unemployment Rate came in unexpectedly and cheerfully at 9.4%; better than the forecasted 9.7% and prior readings of 9.8%, while the Change in Nonfarm Payrolls for the same period came in at 103 thousand, which is a higher than the prior revised reading of 71 thousand from 39 thousand but lower than the forecasted of 150 thousand, while the Change in Manufacturing Payrolls rose optimistically to 10 thousand, which is actually better than the predicted reading of 5 thousand and the prior revised shed of 8 thousand from a shed of 13 thousand, plus the Change in Private Payrolls for the same period showed an gain of 113 thousand; worse than the predicted gain of 175 thousand but better than the prior revised reading of 79 thousand from 50 thousand.

Now, the country's Average Hourly Earnings for December came in at 0.1%; better than the prior reading of 0.0% but worse than the predicted 0.2% and came in unchanged at 1.8% for the year ending December, which is worse than the market forecasts of 1.8%, while the Average Weekly Hours for April came in as expected and unchanged at 34.3.