Here is the BLS Strike Report (mentioned earlier). The report shows 35,100 Verizon workers on strike during the May reference period.
Earlier on the payroll report:
From CR: Preview of May Employment Report
“We forecast that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 165,000 in May [and] the U3 unemployment rate to decline to 4.9% [and] Average hourly earnings likely rose at a trend-like pace of 0.2% last month.”
• At 8:30 AM ET, the Employment Report for May. The consensus is for an increase of 158,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in May, down from the 160,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in April. The consensus is for the unemployment rate to decline to 4.9%.
• Also at 8:30 AM, the Trade Balance report for April from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for the U.S. trade deficit to be at $41.0 billion in April from $40.4 billion in March.
• At 10:00 AM, the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for May. The consensus is for index to decrease to 55.5 from 55.7 in April.
• Also at 10:00 AM, Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (Factory Orders) for April. The consensus is a 2.0% increase in orders.