Nonfarm Payrolls or Nonfarm Employment Change. Released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This covers all US workers employed by any business, with a few exceptions (like farm workers). This is generally considered to be the biggest news announcement of the month for the USD. If the number is rising over time, this is generally good for the dollar. If the number comes out higher than expected, this is also good for the dollar. Unless there is a holiday, this report typically comes out on the 1st Friday of the month.