Labour market


Economic Views

08MAR 2019

Mixed US jobs report supports the Fed's patient stance

Job creation plunged in February but stronger wage growth should bolster household consumption.



08DEC 2017

Economic Views

Fed still on course for December hike after jobs report

Quickview: The latest US non-farm payrolls show robust jobs growth although wage growth remains subdued.


08MAY 2017

Market Views: Equities

Macron victory marks market-friendly French election outcome

Macron’s reform agenda should be positive for economic growth in France. As political risk falls, investors can now turn their focus to the corporate earnings recovery.


03FEB 2017

Economic Views

US payrolls top forecasts but wage growth disappoints

We expect the Federal Reserve to refrain from raising rates until June as wage growth remains subdued.



03NOV 2016

Economic Views

TalkingEconomics: Globalisation in crisis

Having championed free trade, labour and capital flows the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank find themselves fighting against a wave of protectionism and moves to curb immigration.


08JAN 2016

Economic Views

Schroders Quickview: US jobs report brings respite from China “crisis”

The US labour market continues to show signs of strength. We still expect the Federal Reserve (Fed) to raise rates in March, but will be looking for signs of stability in the Chinese currency as well as continued gains in payrolls.