Nonfarm employment up by 192,000 in March

April 07, 2014

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March. Employment grew in professional and business services, in health care, and in mining and logging.
Nonfarm payroll employment, over-the-month-change and total, seasonally adjusted, March 2004–March 2014
Date1-month net changeTotal employment

Mar 2004

332,000131,123,000

Apr 2004

249,000131,372,000

May 2004

307,000131,679,000

Jun 2004

74,000131,753,000

Jul 2004

32,000131,785,000

Aug 2004

132,000131,917,000

Sep 2004

162,000132,079,000

Oct 2004

346,000132,425,000

Nov 2004

65,000132,490,000

Dec 2004

129,000132,619,000

Jan 2005

134,000132,753,000

Feb 2005

239,000132,992,000

Mar 2005

134,000133,126,000

Apr 2005

363,000133,489,000

May 2005

175,000133,664,000

Jun 2005

245,000133,909,000

Jul 2005

373,000134,282,000

Aug 2005

196,000134,478,000

Sep 2005

67,000134,545,000

Oct 2005

84,000134,629,000

Nov 2005

337,000134,966,000

Dec 2005

159,000135,125,000

Jan 2006

277,000135,402,000

Feb 2006

315,000135,717,000

Mar 2006

280,000135,997,000

Apr 2006

182,000136,179,000

May 2006

23,000136,202,000

Jun 2006

77,000136,279,000

Jul 2006

207,000136,486,000

Aug 2006

184,000136,670,000

Sep 2006

157,000136,827,000

Oct 2006

2,000136,829,000

Nov 2006

210,000137,039,000

Dec 2006

171,000137,210,000

Jan 2007

238,000137,448,000

Feb 2007

88,000137,536,000

Mar 2007

188,000137,724,000

Apr 2007

78,000137,802,000

May 2007

144,000137,946,000

Jun 2007

71,000138,017,000

Jul 2007

(33,000)137,984,000

Aug 2007

(16,000)137,968,000

Sep 2007

85,000138,053,000

Oct 2007

82,000138,135,000

Nov 2007

118,000138,253,000

Dec 2007

97,000138,350,000

Jan 2008

15,000138,365,000

Feb 2008

(86,000)138,279,000

Mar 2008

(80,000)138,199,000

Apr 2008

(214,000)137,985,000

May 2008

(182,000)137,803,000

Jun 2008

(172,000)137,631,000

Jul 2008

(210,000)137,421,000

Aug 2008

(259,000)137,162,000

Sep 2008

(452,000)136,710,000

Oct 2008

(474,000)136,236,000

Nov 2008

(765,000)135,471,000

Dec 2008

(697,000)134,774,000

Jan 2009

(798,000)133,976,000

Feb 2009

(701,000)133,275,000

Mar 2009

(826,000)132,449,000

Apr 2009

(684,000)131,765,000

May 2009

(354,000)131,411,000

Jun 2009

(467,000)130,944,000

Jul 2009

(327,000)130,617,000

Aug 2009

(216,000)130,401,000

Sep 2009

(227,000)130,174,000

Oct 2009

(198,000)129,976,000

Nov 2009

(6,000)129,970,000

Dec 2009

(283,000)129,687,000

Jan 2010

18,000129,705,000

Feb 2010

(50,000)129,655,000

Mar 2010

156,000129,811,000

Apr 2010

251,000130,062,000

May 2010

516,000130,578,000

Jun 2010

(122,000)130,456,000

Jul 2010

(61,000)130,395,000

Aug 2010

(42,000)130,353,000

Sep 2010

(57,000)130,296,000

Oct 2010

241,000130,537,000

Nov 2010

137,000130,674,000

Dec 2010

71,000130,745,000

Jan 2011

70,000130,815,000

Feb 2011

168,000130,983,000

Mar 2011

212,000131,195,000

Apr 2011

322,000131,517,000

May 2011

102,000131,619,000

Jun 2011

217,000131,836,000

Jul 2011

106,000131,942,000

Aug 2011

122,000132,064,000

Sep 2011

221,000132,285,000

Oct 2011

183,000132,468,000

Nov 2011

164,000132,632,000

Dec 2011

196,000132,828,000

Jan 2012

360,000133,188,000

Feb 2012

226,000133,414,000

Mar 2012

243,000133,657,000

Apr 2012

96,000133,753,000

May 2012

110,000133,863,000

Jun 2012

88,000133,951,000

Jul 2012

160,000134,111,000

Aug 2012

150,000134,261,000

Sep 2012

161,000134,422,000

Oct 2012

225,000134,647,000

Nov 2012

203,000134,850,000

Dec 2012

214,000135,064,000

Jan 2013

197,000135,261,000

Feb 2013

280,000135,541,000

Mar 2013

141,000135,682,000

Apr 2013

203,000135,885,000

May 2013

199,000136,084,000

Jun 2013

201,000136,285,000

Jul 2013

149,000136,434,000

Aug 2013

202,000136,636,000

Sep 2013

164,000136,800,000

Oct 2013

237,000137,037,000

Nov 2013

274,000137,311,000

Dec 2013

84,000137,395,000

Jan 2014

144,000137,539,000

Feb 2014 (p)

197,000137,736,000

Mar 2014 (p)

192,000137,928,000
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

Job growth averaged 183,000 per month over the prior 12 months. The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.2 hour in March to 34.5 hours, offsetting a net decline over the prior 3 months.

In March, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged down by 1 cent to $24.30, following a 9-cent increase in February. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 49 cents, or 2.1 percent. 

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — March 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑14‑0530. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: March 2014 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm employment up by 192,000 in March on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140407.htm (visited October 30, 2014).

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