Nonfarm payroll employment is a compiled name for goods, construction and manufacturing companies in the US. It does not include farm workers, private household employees, or non-profit organization employees.
It is an influential statistic and economic indicator released monthly by the United States Department of Labor as part of a comprehensive report on the state of the labor market.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases preliminary data on the third Friday after the conclusion of the reference week, i.e., the week which includes the 12th of the month, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time; typically this date occurs on the first Friday of the month. Nonfarm payroll is included in the monthly Employment Situation or informally the jobs report and affects the US dollar, the Foreign exchange market, the bond market, and the stock market.
You can see historical data for this figure here.
This question asks: For the month of April 2020, what will the US Bureau of Labor Statistics report as the preliminary monthly nonfarm payroll number?
Resolution should cite the US Bureau of Labor Statistics release of the preliminary NFP figure for the month of April, which will be released in early May. This question does not refer to any later revisions that may be released.