The US Unemployment Rate for March came in 8.8%; better than the forecasted and prior readings of 8.9%, while the Change in Nonfarm Payrolls for the same period rose to 290 thousand, which is higher than the forecasted add of 190 thousand and the prior add of 192 thousand, while the Change in Manufacturing Payrolls fell to 17 thousand, which is actually worse than the predicted reading of 208 thousand and the prior reading of 222 thousand, plus the Change in Private Payrolls for the same period rose to 230 thousand from 222 thousand while the market predicted it to come in at 208 thousand.

Now, the country's Average Hourly Earnings for March stayed unchanged at 0.0% but worse than the predicted 0.2% and came in unchanged as well at 1.7% for the year ending April; worse than the market forecasts of 1.9%, while the Average Weekly Hours for March came in as projected at 34.3 from 34.2.