United States: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

140,623 140,888 140,972 141,223 141,496 141,724 142,001 142,151 142,300 142,595 142,875 143,146

2016

143,314 143,547 143,733 143,877 (P) 143,888 (P) 144,175            

Mining and Logging

 

2015

890 875 859 844 824 820 812 803 790 786 771 761

2016

749 732 717 706 (P) 697 (P) 692            

Construction

 

2015

6,351 6,378 6,371 6,409 6,426 6,426 6,437 6,441 6,451 6,484 6,549 6,597

2016

6,615 6,628 6,665 6,659 (P) 6,643 (P) 6,643            

Manufacturing

 

2015

12,311 12,315 12,318 12,316 12,324 12,325 12,336 12,318 12,309 12,311 12,314 12,320

2016

12,338 12,322 12,293 12,298 (P) 12,282 (P) 12,296            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

26,698 26,750 26,788 26,815 26,861 26,909 26,963 26,978 26,987 27,011 27,087 27,114

2016

27,173 27,229 27,280 27,296 (P) 27,296 (P) 27,323            

Information

 

2015

2,734 2,738 2,735 2,745 2,747 2,751 2,756 2,753 2,766 2,771 2,753 2,763

2016

2,763 2,774 2,782 2,782 (P) 2,743 (P) 2,787            

Financial Activities

 

2015

8,061 8,070 8,082 8,089 8,098 8,117 8,137 8,150 8,153 8,164 8,182 8,190

2016

8,207 8,215 8,229 8,250 (P) 8,264 (P) 8,280            

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

19,370 19,409 19,436 19,505 19,585 19,661 19,707 19,742 19,782 19,873 19,921 19,981

2016

19,979 20,014 20,045 20,102 (P) 20,120 (P) 20,158            

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

21,731 21,790 21,828 21,905 21,962 22,017 22,075 22,137 22,192 22,270 22,315 22,378

2016

22,404 22,481 22,527 22,574 (P) 22,626 (P) 22,685            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

14,924 14,989 14,989 15,010 15,059 15,089 15,125 15,158 15,208 15,261 15,307 15,342

2016

15,376 15,413 15,431 15,446 (P) 15,443 (P) 15,502            

Other Services

 

2015

5,599 5,607 5,605 5,614 5,622 5,619 5,631 5,622 5,626 5,637 5,648 5,660

2016

5,657 5,675 5,681 5,684 (P) 5,677 (P) 5,690            

Government

 

2015

21,954 21,967 21,961 21,971 21,988 21,990 22,022 22,049 22,036 22,027 22,028 22,040

2016

22,053 22,064 22,083 22,080 (P) 22,097 (P) 22,119            

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
(seasonally adjusted data, in thousands)

United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Labor Force

 

2015

(1) 157,025 156,878 156,890 157,032 157,367 156,984 157,115 157,061 156,867 157,096 157,367 157,833

2016

(1) 158,335 158,890 159,286 158,924 158,466 158,880            

Employment

 

2015

(1) 148,104 148,231 148,333 148,509 148,748 148,722 148,866 149,043 148,942 149,197 149,444 149,929

2016

(1) 150,544 151,074 151,320 151,004 151,030 151,097            

Unemployment

 

2015

8,920 8,646 8,557 8,523 8,619 8,262 8,249 8,018 7,925 7,899 7,924 7,904

2016

7,791 7,815 7,966 7,920 7,436 7,783            

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0

2016

4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.9            

Footnotes
(1) Data affected by changes in population controls.