The NFP (Non-farm payroll, or, in other words, "statistics about workers that are not farmers") just came out last Friday. It means a lot of things for markets and, obviously, the Federal Reserve, expecting that below a 5% unemployment rate, inflation is going to rise much. The NFP employment increased of +271,000 in October, and the unemployment rate stays at 5.0%. 26.8% of unemployed people are unemployed since 27+ weeks (long-term unemployed), the civilian labor force participation rate stayed at 62.4%. However, the number of persons employed part-time for economic reasons is at 5.1 million, or -269,000 persons compared to September. 665,000 workers are "discouraged workers", or people not looking for work because they believe no jobs is available for them.