April 10, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment trends from two surveys

Household and nonfarm payroll survey employment, seasonally adjusted, January 1994–March 2012
Month and year Household survey Adjusted household survey Nonfarm payroll survey

Jan 1994

122,547,000 113,684,000 112,474,000

Feb 1994

122,679,000 113,268,000 112,675,000

Mar 1994

122,534,000 113,797,000 113,137,000

Apr 1994

122,908,000 114,366,000 113,490,000

May 1994

123,497,000 114,603,000 113,823,000

Jun 1994

123,277,000 114,661,000 114,136,000

Jul 1994

123,362,000 114,826,000 114,500,000

Aug 1994

124,013,000 115,260,000 114,798,000

Sep 1994

124,372,000 115,800,000 115,153,000

Oct 1994

124,811,000 116,101,000 115,361,000

Nov 1994

125,230,000 116,345,000 115,783,000

Dec 1994

125,448,000 116,565,000 116,055,000

Jan 1995

125,402,000 116,763,000 116,377,000

Feb 1995

125,681,000 117,097,000 116,587,000

Mar 1995

125,720,000 117,018,000 116,810,000

Apr 1995

125,722,000 117,094,000 116,970,000

May 1995

125,207,000 117,226,000 116,954,000

Jun 1995

125,321,000 117,443,000 117,186,000

Jul 1995

125,629,000 117,750,000 117,265,000

Aug 1995

125,677,000 117,667,000 117,537,000

Sep 1995

125,972,000 117,720,000 117,781,000

Oct 1995

126,241,000 117,766,000 117,927,000

Nov 1995

126,052,000 117,661,000 118,076,000

Dec 1995

125,963,000 117,817,000 118,208,000

Jan 1996

126,013,000 116,727,000 118,187,000

Feb 1996

126,542,000 118,208,000 118,621,000

Mar 1996

126,779,000 118,582,000 118,885,000

Apr 1996

126,924,000 118,144,000 119,045,000

May 1996

127,189,000 118,873,000 119,368,000

Jun 1996

127,562,000 119,334,000 119,647,000

Jul 1996

127,922,000 119,547,000 119,879,000

Aug 1996

128,161,000 120,141,000 120,076,000

Sep 1996

128,540,000 120,435,000 120,295,000

Oct 1996

128,909,000 120,760,000 120,538,000

Nov 1996

128,801,000 121,146,000 120,834,000

Dec 1996

128,904,000 120,716,000 121,002,000

Jan 1997

129,358,000 120,629,000 121,233,000

Feb 1997

129,370,000 121,144,000 121,532,000

Mar 1997

129,981,000 121,532,000 121,845,000

Apr 1997

130,247,000 122,202,000 122,135,000

May 1997

130,584,000 122,348,000 122,391,000

Jun 1997

130,544,000 122,804,000 122,646,000

Jul 1997

130,970,000 123,192,000 122,927,000

Aug 1997

131,172,000 123,238,000 122,911,000

Sep 1997

131,194,000 123,276,000 123,418,000

Oct 1997

131,368,000 123,553,000 123,757,000

Nov 1997

131,859,000 123,839,000 124,057,000

Dec 1997

131,898,000 123,888,000 124,357,000

Jan 1998

131,958,000 123,888,000 124,630,000

Feb 1998

132,053,000 124,044,000 124,818,000

Mar 1998

132,072,000 124,253,000 124,962,000

Apr 1998

132,484,000 124,055,000 125,240,000

May 1998

132,614,000 124,499,000 125,639,000

Jun 1998

132,545,000 124,470,000 125,851,000

Jul 1998

132,643,000 124,362,000 125,969,000

Aug 1998

132,718,000 124,848,000 126,322,000

Sep 1998

133,333,000 125,252,000 126,541,000

Oct 1998

133,359,000 125,292,000 126,735,000

Nov 1998

133,655,000 125,820,000 127,015,000

Dec 1998

133,994,000 126,380,000 127,359,000

Jan 1999

134,436,000 126,638,000 127,486,000

Feb 1999

134,276,000 126,653,000 127,890,000

Mar 1999

134,381,000 126,721,000 127,996,000

Apr 1999

134,402,000 126,680,000 128,370,000

May 1999

134,775,000 126,798,000 128,584,000

Jun 1999

134,855,000 126,833,000 128,850,000

Jul 1999

134,905,000 126,904,000 129,140,000

Aug 1999

135,097,000 127,166,000 129,333,000

Sep 1999

135,227,000 127,296,000 129,537,000

Oct 1999

135,529,000 127,784,000 129,942,000

Nov 1999

135,862,000 128,227,000 130,235,000

Dec 1999

136,092,000 128,331,000 130,533,000

Jan 2000

136,560,000 128,810,000 130,781,000

Feb 2000

136,601,000 128,929,000 130,903,000

Mar 2000

136,705,000 128,946,000 131,374,000

Apr 2000

137,276,000 130,016,000 131,662,000

May 2000

136,637,000 129,205,000 131,886,000

Jun 2000

136,949,000 129,369,000 131,839,000

Jul 2000

136,541,000 129,381,000 132,004,000

Aug 2000

136,674,000 129,456,000 132,005,000

Sep 2000

136,906,000 129,566,000 132,130,000

Oct 2000

137,103,000 130,124,000 132,118,000

Nov 2000

137,338,000 130,074,000 132,345,000

Dec 2000

137,632,000 130,462,000 132,481,000

Jan 2001

137,797,000 130,098,000 132,466,000

Feb 2001

137,633,000 130,139,000 132,529,000

Mar 2001

137,805,000 130,126,000 132,501,000

Apr 2001

137,322,000 129,758,000 132,219,000

May 2001

137,117,000 130,013,000 132,175,000

Jun 2001

136,899,000 129,764,000 132,047,000

Jul 2001

137,099,000 130,100,000 131,922,000

Aug 2001

136,270,000 129,472,000 131,767,000

Sep 2001

136,877,000 129,641,000 131,524,000

Oct 2001

136,424,000 128,996,000 131,193,000

Nov 2001

136,271,000 128,855,000 130,898,000

Dec 2001

136,082,000 128,886,000 130,720,000

Jan 2002

135,737,000 128,664,000 130,591,000

Feb 2002

136,476,000 129,608,000 130,445,000

Mar 2002

136,216,000 129,314,000 130,421,000

Apr 2002

136,167,000 129,478,000 130,337,000

May 2002

136,581,000 129,391,000 130,328,000

Jun 2002

136,459,000 129,512,000 130,375,000

Jul 2002

136,458,000 129,180,000 130,275,000

Aug 2002

136,752,000 130,045,000 130,264,000

Sep 2002

137,350,000 130,247,000 130,209,000

Oct 2002

137,058,000 129,607,000 130,330,000

Nov 2002

136,572,000 128,967,000 130,338,000

Dec 2002

136,478,000 129,412,000 130,175,000

Jan 2003

137,471,000 130,103,000 130,270,000

Feb 2003

137,538,000 130,439,000 130,111,000

Mar 2003

137,491,000 130,291,000 129,898,000

Apr 2003

137,692,000 130,539,000 129,849,000

May 2003

137,604,000 130,408,000 129,840,000

Jun 2003

137,852,000 130,441,000 129,840,000

Jul 2003

137,537,000 129,985,000 129,865,000

Aug 2003

137,614,000 130,111,000 129,820,000

Sep 2003

137,675,000 129,897,000 129,929,000

Oct 2003

138,052,000 130,295,000 130,126,000

Nov 2003

138,493,000 130,477,000 130,140,000

Dec 2003

138,482,000 130,494,000 130,259,000

Jan 2004

138,544,000 130,799,000 130,421,000

Feb 2004

138,616,000 130,923,000 130,465,000

Mar 2004

138,528,000 131,275,000 130,802,000

Apr 2004

138,757,000 131,226,000 131,051,000

May 2004

138,930,000 131,561,000 131,361,000

Jun 2004

139,254,000 131,836,000 131,442,000

Jul 2004

139,638,000 132,132,000 131,488,000

Aug 2004

139,656,000 132,051,000 131,610,000

Sep 2004

139,572,000 132,295,000 131,771,000

Oct 2004

139,818,000 132,596,000 132,119,000

Nov 2004

140,319,000 132,758,000 132,182,000

Dec 2004

140,215,000 132,970,000 132,316,000

Jan 2005

140,336,000 132,583,000 132,453,000

Feb 2005

140,478,000 132,944,000 132,693,000

Mar 2005

140,748,000 133,151,000 132,834,000

Apr 2005

141,350,000 133,602,000 133,194,000

May 2005

141,707,000 133,950,000 133,364,000

Jun 2005

141,814,000 134,385,000 133,607,000

Jul 2005

142,127,000 134,789,000 133,981,000

Aug 2005

142,537,000 135,111,000 134,174,000

Sep 2005

142,506,000 135,206,000 134,240,000

Oct 2005

142,654,000 135,211,000 134,320,000

Nov 2005

142,607,000 135,243,000 134,654,000

Dec 2005

142,862,000 135,600,000 134,814,000

Jan 2006

143,261,000 135,689,000 135,097,000

Feb 2006

143,570,000 135,869,000 135,413,000

Mar 2006

143,856,000 135,983,000 135,696,000

Apr 2006

143,877,000 135,660,000 135,877,000

May 2006

144,207,000 136,655,000 135,891,000

Jun 2006

144,473,000 136,555,000 135,967,000

Jul 2006

144,323,000 136,853,000 136,176,000

Aug 2006

144,748,000 137,105,000 136,359,000

Sep 2006

144,940,000 137,426,000 136,516,000

Oct 2006

145,441,000 137,835,000 136,507,000

Nov 2006

145,663,000 138,106,000 136,711,000

Dec 2006

146,101,000 138,368,000 136,882,000

Jan 2007

146,160,000 138,607,000 137,118,000

Feb 2007

146,191,000 138,578,000 137,211,000

Mar 2007

146,456,000 138,798,000 137,401,000

Apr 2007

145,723,000 138,082,000 137,473,000

May 2007

146,041,000 138,760,000 137,612,000

Jun 2007

146,203,000 138,728,000 137,687,000

Jul 2007

146,047,000 138,787,000 137,647,000

Aug 2007

145,825,000 138,725,000 137,629,000

Sep 2007

146,389,000 139,028,000 137,702,000

Oct 2007

146,092,000 139,028,000 137,781,000

Nov 2007

146,743,000 139,641,000 137,893,000

Dec 2007

146,423,000 139,059,000 137,982,000

Jan 2008

146,548,000 139,011,000 138,023,000

Feb 2008

146,310,000 138,854,000 137,939,000

Mar 2008

146,262,000 138,955,000 137,844,000

Apr 2008

146,286,000 138,865,000 137,636,000

May 2008

146,086,000 138,712,000 137,446,000

Jun 2008

145,896,000 138,790,000 137,248,000

Jul 2008

145,690,000 138,520,000 137,038,000

Aug 2008

145,357,000 138,422,000 136,764,000

Sep 2008

145,221,000 138,036,000 136,332,000

Oct 2008

144,956,000 138,200,000 135,843,000

Nov 2008

144,242,000 137,234,000 135,040,000

Dec 2008

143,493,000 136,419,000 134,379,000

Jan 2009

142,352,000 135,620,000 133,561,000

Feb 2009

141,826,000 135,228,000 132,837,000

Mar 2009

140,921,000 134,245,000 132,038,000

Apr 2009

140,822,000 133,898,000 131,346,000

May 2009

140,463,000 133,205,000 130,985,000

Jun 2009

140,173,000 132,920,000 130,503,000

Jul 2009

140,063,000 133,338,000 130,164,000

Aug 2009

139,630,000 132,102,000 129,933,000

Sep 2009

138,948,000 131,619,000 129,734,000

Oct 2009

138,575,000 131,608,000 129,532,000

Nov 2009

138,783,000 131,509,000 129,490,000

Dec 2009

138,145,000 130,606,000 129,319,000

Jan 2010

138,679,000 131,488,000 129,279,000

Feb 2010

138,845,000 131,467,000 129,244,000

Mar 2010

139,018,000 131,817,000 129,433,000

Apr 2010

139,490,000 132,017,000 129,672,000

May 2010

139,526,000 132,344,000 130,188,000

Jun 2010

139,324,000 132,218,000 130,021,000

Jul 2010

139,327,000 132,143,000 129,963,000

Aug 2010

139,528,000 132,333,000 129,912,000

Sep 2010

139,536,000 132,253,000 129,885,000

Oct 2010

139,265,000 131,948,000 130,105,000

Nov 2010

139,131,000 131,932,000 130,226,000

Dec 2010

139,416,000 132,280,000 130,346,000

Jan 2011

139,528,000 131,950,000 130,456,000

Feb 2011

139,750,000 132,366,000 130,676,000

Mar 2011

139,965,000 132,584,000 130,922,000

Apr 2011

139,830,000 132,677,000 131,173,000

May 2011

140,012,000 132,770,000 131,227,000

Jun 2011

139,590,000 132,580,000 131,311,000

Jul 2011

139,657,000 132,689,000 131,407,000

Aug 2011

139,963,000 132,854,000 131,492,000

Sep 2011

140,318,000 133,671,000 131,694,000

Oct 2011

140,509,000 133,610,000 131,806,000

Nov 2011

140,828,000 133,984,000 131,963,000

Dec 2011

141,006,000 134,154,000 132,186,000

Jan 2012

141,637,000 134,645,000 132,461,000

Feb 2012

142,065,000 135,524,000 132,701,000

Mar 2012

142,034,000 135,106,000 132,821,000

NOTE: Employment estimates from the household survey have been smoothed to reflect annual adjustments in population controls used in the household survey. Thus, these estimates differ from the official household employment estimates in the Employment Situation and in the public databases available on the BLS website. Nonfarm payroll survey estimates for February and March 2012 are preliminary and subject to revision.

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment trends from two surveys.

 

 

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