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Nonfarm payroll employment increased 223,000 in May 2018

June 05, 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in May, compared with an average monthly gain of 191,000 over the prior 12 months. Over the month, employment continued to trend up in several industries, including retail trade, health care, and construction.

Nonfarm employment by industry, January 2008–May 2018, seasonally adjusted
Month Total nonfarm Utilities Mining
and
logging
Information Transportation
and
warehousing
Other
services
Wholesale
trade
Construction

Jan 2008

138,419,000 557,000 746,000 3,025,000 4,551,400 5,522,000 6,035,700 7,476,000

Feb 2008

138,338,000 556,300 748,000 3,019,000 4,552,300 5,533,000 6,026,200 7,453,000

Mar 2008

138,283,000 556,400 755,000 3,021,000 4,554,800 5,539,000 6,015,400 7,406,000

Apr 2008

138,054,000 556,900 755,000 3,012,000 4,560,600 5,540,000 5,993,000 7,327,000

May 2008

137,870,000 556,800 761,000 3,008,000 4,543,800 5,536,000 5,980,200 7,274,000

Jun 2008

137,716,000 557,800 766,000 3,001,000 4,536,600 5,525,000 5,965,800 7,213,000

Jul 2008

137,503,000 559,600 770,000 2,987,000 4,527,300 5,521,000 5,946,300 7,160,000

Aug 2008

137,226,000 558,900 778,000 2,973,000 4,511,200 5,513,000 5,926,300 7,114,000

Sep 2008

136,783,000 559,400 782,000 2,961,000 4,477,600 5,512,000 5,914,000 7,044,000

Oct 2008

136,308,000 560,900 781,000 2,950,000 4,463,400 5,516,000 5,876,300 6,967,000

Nov 2008

135,549,000 562,500 776,000 2,932,000 4,420,900 5,476,000 5,838,200 6,813,000

Dec 2008

134,842,000 562,900 771,000 2,909,000 4,395,200 5,446,000 5,797,000 6,701,000

Jan 2009

134,055,000 563,000 761,000 2,891,000 4,371,100 5,428,000 5,762,700 6,567,000

Feb 2009

133,351,000 563,600 749,000 2,878,000 4,346,800 5,411,000 5,717,900 6,446,000

Mar 2009

132,549,000 563,000 728,000 2,864,000 4,314,300 5,383,000 5,673,000 6,291,000

Apr 2009

131,845,000 561,300 710,000 2,833,000 4,268,700 5,372,000 5,627,500 6,154,000

May 2009

131,491,000 559,800 693,000 2,807,000 4,249,200 5,369,000 5,602,900 6,100,000

Jun 2009

131,022,000 560,100 686,000 2,796,000 4,233,800 5,372,000 5,577,400 6,010,000

Jul 2009

130,680,000 558,800 678,000 2,780,000 4,210,000 5,368,000 5,552,500 5,932,000

Aug 2009

130,484,000 557,900 670,000 2,767,000 4,198,900 5,359,000 5,535,000 5,855,000

Sep 2009

130,255,000 558,800 665,000 2,768,000 4,192,000 5,353,000 5,518,800 5,787,000

Oct 2009

130,046,000 558,600 661,000 2,763,000 4,173,900 5,333,000 5,500,100 5,716,000

Nov 2009

130,058,000 557,500 664,000 2,752,000 4,168,700 5,324,000 5,489,400 5,696,000

Dec 2009

129,781,000 556,000 663,000 2,743,000 4,117,200 5,320,000 5,475,100 5,654,000

Jan 2010

129,799,000 556,000 667,000 2,737,000 4,138,700 5,323,000 5,455,300 5,580,000

Feb 2010

129,726,000 554,800 674,000 2,737,000 4,140,000 5,316,000 5,443,600 5,500,000

Mar 2010

129,919,000 554,500 682,000 2,718,000 4,152,100 5,329,000 5,444,300 5,537,000

Apr 2010

130,140,000 554,200 687,000 2,715,000 4,158,900 5,335,000 5,443,400 5,553,000

May 2010

130,662,000 553,600 697,000 2,709,000 4,169,100 5,330,000 5,439,000 5,520,000

Jun 2010

130,522,000 552,000 702,000 2,703,000 4,190,000 5,315,000 5,442,900 5,516,000

Jul 2010

130,444,000 551,400 708,000 2,703,000 4,206,700 5,326,000 5,445,900 5,508,000

Aug 2010

130,428,000 551,500 716,000 2,702,000 4,200,000 5,323,000 5,446,400 5,524,000

Sep 2010

130,365,000 549,400 723,000 2,697,000 4,219,300 5,332,000 5,454,400 5,501,000

Oct 2010

130,632,000 551,600 731,000 2,695,000 4,229,300 5,357,000 5,463,500 5,508,000

Nov 2010

130,761,000 551,100 736,000 2,689,000 4,234,100 5,346,000 5,469,700 5,506,000

Dec 2010

130,834,000 553,300 734,000 2,682,000 4,261,500 5,337,000 5,476,400 5,467,000

Jan 2011

130,878,000 551,500 736,000 2,678,000 4,230,500 5,327,000 5,481,400 5,427,000

Feb 2011

131,060,000 553,300 739,000 2,673,000 4,263,600 5,337,000 5,493,900 5,451,000

Mar 2011

131,314,000 552,700 754,000 2,672,000 4,272,500 5,333,000 5,512,400 5,477,000

Apr 2011

131,637,000 553,700 768,000 2,674,000 4,291,000 5,342,000 5,527,700 5,485,000

May 2011

131,718,000 553,100 778,000 2,679,000 4,299,300 5,346,000 5,531,400 5,516,000

Jun 2011

131,952,000 553,000 790,000 2,685,000 4,314,200 5,352,000 5,540,900 5,528,000

Jul 2011

132,024,000 551,600 801,000 2,676,000 4,314,800 5,359,000 5,545,500 5,547,000

Aug 2011

132,136,000 552,100 804,000 2,634,000 4,320,000 5,376,000 5,554,100 5,552,000

Sep 2011

132,369,000 552,600 814,000 2,677,000 4,329,000 5,381,000 5,559,400 5,584,000

Oct 2011

132,578,000 552,100 820,000 2,677,000 4,336,300 5,382,000 5,576,500 5,588,000

Nov 2011

132,723,000 552,600 824,000 2,676,000 4,339,400 5,390,000 5,588,500 5,593,000

Dec 2011

132,924,000 552,200 831,000 2,678,000 4,344,300 5,403,000 5,605,100 5,611,000

Jan 2012

133,272,000 553,300 840,000 2,665,000 4,360,300 5,414,000 5,620,500 5,626,000

Feb 2012

133,505,000 553,200 845,000 2,676,000 4,384,500 5,415,000 5,630,300 5,629,000

Mar 2012

133,769,000 553,600 849,000 2,678,000 4,393,500 5,422,000 5,640,100 5,625,000

Apr 2012

133,841,000 553,400 850,000 2,679,000 4,374,200 5,417,000 5,652,300 5,618,000

May 2012

133,958,000 553,200 855,000 2,685,000 4,411,000 5,417,000 5,663,100 5,604,000

Jun 2012

134,026,000 554,000 854,000 2,674,000 4,409,200 5,424,000 5,671,900 5,621,000

Jul 2012

134,182,000 546,600 851,000 2,680,000 4,420,400 5,433,000 5,679,200 5,632,000

Aug 2012

134,355,000 554,200 851,000 2,676,000 4,432,500 5,431,000 5,685,100 5,648,000

Sep 2012

134,549,000 554,400 846,000 2,670,000 4,437,000 5,442,000 5,676,300 5,661,000

Oct 2012

134,702,000 553,900 837,000 2,667,000 4,447,800 5,446,000 5,691,600 5,674,000

Nov 2012

134,832,000 551,500 843,000 2,674,000 4,439,200 5,449,000 5,693,500 5,684,000

Dec 2012

135,075,000 551,500 848,000 2,675,000 4,472,600 5,452,000 5,704,000 5,724,000

Jan 2013

135,282,000 551,800 851,000 2,661,000 4,482,700 5,458,000 5,715,500 5,746,000

Feb 2013

135,547,000 552,200 858,000 2,699,000 4,474,300 5,456,000 5,711,100 5,784,000

Mar 2013

135,703,000 550,600 859,000 2,699,000 4,473,900 5,451,000 5,713,700 5,802,000

Apr 2013

135,882,000 552,300 857,000 2,696,000 4,480,700 5,455,000 5,714,900 5,796,000

May 2013

136,122,000 553,000 862,000 2,711,000 4,479,100 5,470,000 5,721,000 5,829,000

Jun 2013

136,280,000 554,700 865,000 2,707,000 4,484,800 5,480,000 5,723,900 5,855,000

Jul 2013

136,391,000 551,400 862,000 2,720,000 4,470,600 5,483,000 5,734,600 5,859,000

Aug 2013

136,651,000 551,000 864,000 2,690,000 4,488,200 5,494,000 5,743,700 5,878,000

Sep 2013

136,852,000 551,400 868,000 2,707,000 4,518,400 5,502,000 5,752,800 5,910,000

Oct 2013

137,062,000 551,100 870,000 2,719,000 4,522,800 5,509,000 5,748,700 5,931,000

Nov 2013

137,283,000 552,200 869,000 2,724,000 4,541,500 5,513,000 5,760,000 5,963,000

Dec 2013

137,376,000 550,500 866,000 2,726,000 4,549,500 5,525,000 5,762,800 5,932,000

Jan 2014

137,550,000 549,200 871,000 2,723,000 4,569,700 5,533,000 5,776,200 5,981,000

Feb 2014

137,732,000 549,000 874,000 2,719,000 4,570,500 5,534,000 5,782,700 6,007,000

Mar 2014

137,993,000 551,100 879,000 2,724,000 4,584,600 5,553,000 5,785,800 6,041,000

Apr 2014

138,304,000 550,200 886,000 2,722,000 4,598,400 5,564,000 5,802,900 6,081,000

May 2014

138,556,000 550,100 887,000 2,718,000 4,627,400 5,567,000 5,807,700 6,111,000

Jun 2014

138,862,000 551,000 892,000 2,724,000 4,650,800 5,563,000 5,818,600 6,131,000

Jul 2014

139,058,000 551,200 897,000 2,727,000 4,669,700 5,565,000 5,824,300 6,174,000

Aug 2014

139,284,000 553,100 897,000 2,734,000 4,685,000 5,581,000 5,824,600 6,204,000

Sep 2014

139,568,000 551,300 904,000 2,732,000 4,701,500 5,574,000 5,823,500 6,236,000

Oct 2014

139,823,000 552,000 901,000 2,728,000 4,722,700 5,580,000 5,832,300 6,254,000

Nov 2014

140,130,000 552,400 899,000 2,736,000 4,739,400 5,591,000 5,835,500 6,270,000

Dec 2014

140,381,000 554,100 896,000 2,737,000 4,769,100 5,592,000 5,844,000 6,295,000

Jan 2015

140,592,000 554,600 888,000 2,737,000 4,791,600 5,599,000 5,848,900 6,332,000

Feb 2015

140,859,000 554,200 875,000 2,741,000 4,799,600 5,605,000 5,857,700 6,356,000

Mar 2015

140,937,000 554,700 859,000 2,735,000 4,813,600 5,606,000 5,858,700 6,340,000

Apr 2015

141,219,000 555,100 843,000 2,742,000 4,824,000 5,613,000 5,854,800 6,390,000

May 2015

141,545,000 556,200 820,000 2,750,000 4,843,700 5,624,000 5,859,600 6,428,000

Jun 2015

141,736,000 555,600 817,000 2,751,000 4,869,700 5,618,000 5,857,100 6,444,000

Jul 2015

141,992,000 557,200 808,000 2,754,000 4,892,000 5,629,000 5,857,400 6,466,000

Aug 2015

142,156,000 557,800 797,000 2,754,000 4,903,800 5,619,000 5,854,800 6,485,000

Sep 2015

142,244,000 556,700 779,000 2,761,000 4,910,900 5,620,000 5,842,100 6,498,000

Oct 2015

142,595,000 555,900 771,000 2,768,000 4,903,000 5,629,000 5,849,600 6,540,000

Nov 2015

142,859,000 556,600 755,000 2,754,000 4,924,700 5,638,000 5,851,800 6,592,000

Dec 2015

143,093,000 556,500 745,000 2,762,000 4,950,900 5,652,000 5,850,500 6,632,000

Jan 2016

143,196,000 555,900 731,000 2,761,000 4,937,900 5,648,000 5,855,400 6,636,000

Feb 2016

143,453,000 556,900 710,000 2,775,000 4,942,900 5,665,000 5,852,600 6,649,000

Mar 2016

143,688,000 555,500 691,000 2,782,000 4,961,200 5,671,000 5,854,800 6,690,000

Apr 2016

143,862,000 555,700 678,000 2,788,000 4,979,500 5,677,000 5,858,000 6,699,000

May 2016

143,896,000 554,400 666,000 2,753,000 4,992,600 5,671,000 5,854,700 6,693,000

Jun 2016

144,181,000 555,900 657,000 2,800,000 4,996,000 5,687,000 5,852,100 6,698,000

Jul 2016

144,506,000 556,500 652,000 2,801,000 5,017,400 5,689,000 5,854,100 6,728,000

Aug 2016

144,681,000 556,100 650,000 2,806,000 5,049,000 5,701,000 5,854,500 6,731,000

Sep 2016

144,945,000 556,500 646,000 2,815,000 5,045,400 5,718,000 5,867,000 6,763,000

Oct 2016

145,085,000 556,900 644,000 2,819,000 5,056,000 5,717,000 5,869,900 6,787,000

Nov 2016

145,257,000 557,000 646,000 2,815,000 5,074,300 5,728,000 5,873,100 6,811,000

Dec 2016

145,437,000 557,300 646,000 2,812,000 5,101,600 5,713,000 5,874,300 6,822,000

Jan 2017

145,696,000 556,700 646,000 2,810,000 5,101,500 5,729,000 5,879,400 6,873,000

Feb 2017

145,896,000 556,000 655,000 2,810,000 5,115,800 5,742,000 5,885,300 6,919,000

Mar 2017

145,969,000 556,000 660,000 2,809,000 5,129,600 5,742,000 5,881,700 6,922,000

Apr 2017

146,144,000 555,400 671,000 2,798,000 5,132,600 5,749,000 5,887,300 6,917,000

May 2017

146,299,000 554,000 675,000 2,794,000 5,153,000 5,765,000 5,886,900 6,924,000

Jun 2017

146,538,000 554,700 680,000 2,796,000 5,160,200 5,779,000 5,898,000 6,940,000

Jul 2017

146,728,000 554,000 682,000 2,793,000 5,163,900 5,784,000 5,904,600 6,934,000

Aug 2017

146,949,000 553,800 690,000 2,792,000 5,176,300 5,789,000 5,908,200 6,962,000

Sep 2017

146,963,000 554,200 690,000 2,784,000 5,201,700 5,789,000 5,915,800 6,971,000

Oct 2017

147,234,000 554,200 691,000 2,784,000 5,215,400 5,806,000 5,923,300 6,988,000

Nov 2017

147,450,000 554,300 697,000 2,780,000 5,227,500 5,817,000 5,933,300 7,030,000

Dec 2017

147,625,000 554,100 698,000 2,776,000 5,236,200 5,822,000 5,941,900 7,072,000

Jan 2018

147,801,000 553,200 705,000 2,760,000 5,251,500 5,825,000 5,948,800 7,100,000

Feb 2018

148,125,000 554,600 714,000 2,759,000 5,269,300 5,832,000 5,952,200 7,167,000

Mar 2018

148,280,000 554,100 722,000 2,765,000 5,289,000 5,835,000 5,962,000 7,164,000

Apr 2018

148,439,000 555,500 729,000 2,769,000 5,290,600 5,849,000 5,950,600 7,185,000

May 2018

148,662,000 554,400 733,000 2,775,000 5,309,300 5,862,000 5,954,800 7,210,000

Note: Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary.

Nonfarm employment by industry, January 2008–May 2018, seasonally adjusted (continued)
Month Financial
activities
Manufacturing Retail
trade
Leisure
and
hospitality
Professional
and
business services
Government Education
and
health services

Jan 2008

8,277,000 13,725,000 15,565,600 13,542,000 18,030,000 22,388,000 18,978,000

Feb 2008

8,268,000 13,696,000 15,523,000 13,543,000 17,985,000 22,417,000 19,018,000

Mar 2008

8,266,000 13,659,000 15,526,200 13,531,000 17,942,000 22,443,000 19,068,000

Apr 2008

8,258,000 13,599,000 15,426,100 13,511,000 17,939,000 22,450,000 19,126,000

May 2008

8,246,000 13,564,000 15,370,900 13,498,000 17,882,000 22,483,000 19,166,000

Jun 2008

8,236,000 13,504,000 15,337,400 13,482,000 17,850,000 22,517,000 19,224,000

Jul 2008

8,219,000 13,430,000 15,300,000 13,463,000 17,777,000 22,568,000 19,275,000

Aug 2008

8,204,000 13,358,000 15,241,100 13,431,000 17,713,000 22,567,000 19,337,000

Sep 2008

8,170,000 13,275,000 15,171,900 13,379,000 17,657,000 22,537,000 19,343,000

Oct 2008

8,138,000 13,147,000 15,101,400 13,352,000 17,543,000 22,549,000 19,363,000

Nov 2008

8,101,000 13,034,000 14,986,600 13,300,000 17,348,000 22,560,000 19,401,000

Dec 2008

8,070,000 12,850,000 14,866,700 13,256,000 17,219,000 22,556,000 19,442,000

Jan 2009

8,018,000 12,561,000 14,788,400 13,222,000 17,061,000 22,579,000 19,482,000

Feb 2009

7,970,000 12,380,000 14,716,700 13,193,000 16,896,000 22,576,000 19,507,000

Mar 2009

7,927,000 12,208,000 14,641,600 13,127,000 16,755,000 22,560,000 19,514,000

Apr 2009

7,870,000 12,030,000 14,556,100 13,056,000 16,608,000 22,677,000 19,521,000

May 2009

7,844,000 11,862,000 14,553,500 13,106,000 16,546,000 22,617,000 19,582,000

Jun 2009

7,821,000 11,726,000 14,537,200 13,076,000 16,436,000 22,576,000 19,614,000

Jul 2009

7,807,000 11,668,000 14,486,300 13,078,000 16,411,000 22,521,000 19,629,000

Aug 2009

7,782,000 11,626,000 14,477,300 13,046,000 16,392,000 22,537,000 19,681,000

Sep 2009

7,769,000 11,591,000 14,445,900 13,054,000 16,409,000 22,451,000 19,692,000

Oct 2009

7,754,000 11,538,000 14,379,200 12,995,000 16,414,000 22,524,000 19,736,000

Nov 2009

7,756,000 11,509,000 14,374,800 12,986,000 16,478,000 22,533,000 19,770,000

Dec 2009

7,743,000 11,475,000 14,326,400 12,944,000 16,478,000 22,482,000 19,804,000

Jan 2010

7,733,000 11,460,000 14,393,100 12,932,000 16,513,000 22,491,000 19,820,000

Feb 2010

7,724,000 11,453,000 14,395,700 12,927,000 16,546,000 22,476,000 19,839,000

Mar 2010

7,708,000 11,453,000 14,442,700 12,943,000 16,541,000 22,518,000 19,896,000

Apr 2010

7,713,000 11,489,000 14,423,300 12,979,000 16,618,000 22,569,000 19,902,000

May 2010

7,699,000 11,525,000 14,435,600 13,012,000 16,643,000 22,996,000 19,934,000

Jun 2010

7,689,000 11,545,000 14,436,100 13,034,000 16,702,000 22,740,000 19,955,000

Jul 2010

7,676,000 11,561,000 14,445,600 13,048,000 16,715,000 22,569,000 19,980,000

Aug 2010

7,676,000 11,553,000 14,450,000 13,081,000 16,768,000 22,420,000 20,017,000

Sep 2010

7,683,000 11,563,000 14,472,600 13,137,000 16,785,000 22,247,000 20,001,000

Oct 2010

7,682,000 11,562,000 14,503,700 13,127,000 16,851,000 22,297,000 20,074,000

Nov 2010

7,679,000 11,585,000 14,480,000 13,126,000 16,953,000 22,287,000 20,119,000

Dec 2010

7,683,000 11,595,000 14,467,400 13,157,000 17,020,000 22,266,000 20,134,000

Jan 2011

7,680,000 11,621,000 14,531,400 13,149,000 17,054,000 22,258,000 20,153,000

Feb 2011

7,676,000 11,654,000 14,553,600 13,188,000 17,100,000 22,215,000 20,163,000

Mar 2011

7,681,000 11,675,000 14,584,200 13,247,000 17,184,000 22,192,000 20,177,000

Apr 2011

7,685,000 11,704,000 14,641,700 13,298,000 17,246,000 22,184,000 20,237,000

May 2011

7,701,000 11,713,000 14,640,200 13,293,000 17,287,000 22,129,000 20,252,000

Jun 2011

7,691,000 11,727,000 14,675,700 13,343,000 17,300,000 22,164,000 20,288,000

Jul 2011

7,694,000 11,746,000 14,717,500 13,370,000 17,326,000 22,049,000 20,327,000

Aug 2011

7,698,000 11,764,000 14,714,900 13,395,000 17,388,000 22,017,000 20,367,000

Sep 2011

7,693,000 11,769,000 14,738,700 13,426,000 17,447,000 21,983,000 20,415,000

Oct 2011

7,706,000 11,780,000 14,743,800 13,464,000 17,497,000 21,998,000 20,457,000

Nov 2011

7,719,000 11,770,000 14,751,300 13,511,000 17,541,000 21,971,000 20,496,000

Dec 2011

7,727,000 11,802,000 14,745,500 13,538,000 17,603,000 21,954,000 20,530,000

Jan 2012

7,736,000 11,838,000 14,813,100 13,600,000 17,686,000 21,946,000 20,574,000

Feb 2012

7,744,000 11,860,000 14,784,400 13,641,000 17,739,000 21,947,000 20,657,000

Mar 2012

7,768,000 11,898,000 14,820,000 13,706,000 17,784,000 21,943,000 20,689,000

Apr 2012

7,771,000 11,916,000 14,831,300 13,709,000 17,832,000 21,931,000 20,707,000

May 2012

7,781,000 11,927,000 14,829,400 13,705,000 17,869,000 21,911,000 20,747,000

Jun 2012

7,781,000 11,936,000 14,810,000 13,702,000 17,921,000 21,930,000 20,738,000

Jul 2012

7,779,000 11,964,000 14,803,700 13,735,000 17,972,000 21,913,000 20,773,000

Aug 2012

7,787,000 11,960,000 14,811,000 13,804,000 17,998,000 21,916,000 20,801,000

Sep 2012

7,801,000 11,954,000 14,845,900 13,872,000 18,023,000 21,925,000 20,841,000

Oct 2012

7,809,000 11,961,000 14,867,100 13,883,000 18,081,000 21,903,000 20,881,000

Nov 2012

7,816,000 11,950,000 14,930,100 13,910,000 18,122,000 21,883,000 20,887,000

Dec 2012

7,826,000 11,960,000 14,905,100 13,978,000 18,157,000 21,887,000 20,935,000

Jan 2013

7,836,000 11,983,000 14,928,600 14,037,000 18,206,000 21,869,000 20,956,000

Feb 2013

7,852,000 11,996,000 14,941,700 14,082,000 18,302,000 21,881,000 20,958,000

Mar 2013

7,857,000 11,999,000 14,941,400 14,113,000 18,366,000 21,870,000 21,007,000

Apr 2013

7,872,000 12,000,000 14,961,700 14,152,000 18,421,000 21,869,000 21,054,000

May 2013

7,885,000 12,000,000 14,996,200 14,193,000 18,488,000 21,864,000 21,071,000

Jun 2013

7,887,000 12,004,000 15,039,800 14,252,000 18,517,000 21,840,000 21,070,000

Jul 2013

7,903,000 11,984,000 15,080,500 14,288,000 18,566,000 21,815,000 21,074,000

Aug 2013

7,901,000 12,014,000 15,123,200 14,327,000 18,603,000 21,831,000 21,143,000

Sep 2013

7,904,000 12,032,000 15,156,700 14,339,000 18,643,000 21,835,000 21,133,000

Oct 2013

7,910,000 12,056,000 15,195,600 14,395,000 18,666,000 21,830,000 21,158,000

Nov 2013

7,912,000 12,079,000 15,199,800 14,432,000 18,700,000 21,843,000 21,194,000

Dec 2013

7,914,000 12,083,000 15,285,600 14,454,000 18,712,000 21,820,000 21,196,000

Jan 2014

7,915,000 12,082,000 15,256,300 14,486,000 18,773,000 21,810,000 21,225,000

Feb 2014

7,932,000 12,105,000 15,229,900 14,516,000 18,844,000 21,823,000 21,246,000

Mar 2014

7,933,000 12,121,000 15,248,800 14,562,000 18,887,000 21,831,000 21,292,000

Apr 2014

7,945,000 12,135,000 15,295,600 14,610,000 18,943,000 21,857,000 21,314,000

May 2014

7,953,000 12,147,000 15,307,500 14,663,000 18,984,000 21,863,000 21,370,000

Jun 2014

7,965,000 12,171,000 15,347,900 14,689,000 19,048,000 21,895,000 21,416,000

Jul 2014

7,978,000 12,190,000 15,369,500 14,702,000 19,083,000 21,878,000 21,449,000

Aug 2014

7,993,000 12,206,000 15,374,700 14,727,000 19,143,000 21,863,000 21,499,000

Sep 2014

8,008,000 12,224,000 15,406,300 14,771,000 19,200,000 21,896,000 21,540,000

Oct 2014

8,020,000 12,256,000 15,447,600 14,818,000 19,219,000 21,917,000 21,575,000

Nov 2014

8,034,000 12,282,000 15,501,900 14,847,000 19,283,000 21,934,000 21,625,000

Dec 2014

8,042,000 12,291,000 15,495,500 14,890,000 19,350,000 21,949,000 21,676,000

Jan 2015

8,060,000 12,296,000 15,501,700 14,916,000 19,371,000 21,955,000 21,741,000

Feb 2015

8,072,000 12,301,000 15,521,600 14,990,000 19,424,000 21,975,000 21,787,000

Mar 2015

8,082,000 12,313,000 15,545,100 14,990,000 19,447,000 21,964,000 21,829,000

Apr 2015

8,087,000 12,318,000 15,568,800 15,019,000 19,499,000 22,000,000 21,905,000

May 2015

8,096,000 12,336,000 15,597,200 15,101,000 19,571,000 22,010,000 21,952,000

Jun 2015

8,112,000 12,340,000 15,615,000 15,109,000 19,634,000 22,012,000 22,002,000

Jul 2015

8,134,000 12,355,000 15,635,600 15,154,000 19,665,000 22,034,000 22,051,000

Aug 2015

8,146,000 12,346,000 15,629,700 15,201,000 19,697,000 22,072,000 22,093,000

Sep 2015

8,152,000 12,345,000 15,620,500 15,263,000 19,717,000 22,041,000 22,138,000

Oct 2015

8,168,000 12,358,000 15,661,900 15,324,000 19,791,000 22,059,000 22,217,000

Nov 2015

8,181,000 12,354,000 15,704,200 15,366,000 19,835,000 22,084,000 22,263,000

Dec 2015

8,188,000 12,360,000 15,677,800 15,408,000 19,892,000 22,100,000 22,318,000

Jan 2016

8,203,000 12,384,000 15,704,700 15,448,000 19,879,000 22,113,000 22,339,000

Feb 2016

8,211,000 12,367,000 15,762,900 15,518,000 19,902,000 22,138,000 22,403,000

Mar 2016

8,227,000 12,348,000 15,807,800 15,551,000 19,929,000 22,173,000 22,447,000

Apr 2016

8,248,000 12,354,000 15,815,700 15,558,000 19,971,000 22,177,000 22,503,000

May 2016

8,263,000 12,336,000 15,814,500 15,581,000 19,970,000 22,191,000 22,556,000

Jun 2016

8,279,000 12,357,000 15,836,300 15,631,000 20,012,000 22,187,000 22,633,000

Jul 2016

8,301,000 12,371,000 15,851,000 15,670,000 20,065,000 22,281,000 22,669,000

Aug 2016

8,321,000 12,347,000 15,867,000 15,716,000 20,075,000 22,284,000 22,723,000

Sep 2016

8,327,000 12,340,000 15,878,200 15,747,000 20,156,000 22,309,000 22,777,000

Oct 2016

8,335,000 12,337,000 15,882,500 15,775,000 20,177,000 22,300,000 22,829,000

Nov 2016

8,343,000 12,339,000 15,875,400 15,819,000 20,213,000 22,298,000 22,865,000

Dec 2016

8,369,000 12,351,000 15,890,400 15,853,000 20,219,000 22,306,000 22,922,000

Jan 2017

8,397,000 12,369,000 15,912,800 15,906,000 20,246,000 22,313,000 22,957,000

Feb 2017

8,404,000 12,390,000 15,891,200 15,937,000 20,265,000 22,309,000 23,017,000

Mar 2017

8,410,000 12,400,000 15,859,400 15,944,000 20,301,000 22,314,000 23,040,000

Apr 2017

8,423,000 12,410,000 15,855,200 15,993,000 20,351,000 22,315,000 23,086,000

May 2017

8,434,000 12,414,000 15,845,200 16,019,000 20,408,000 22,305,000 23,122,000

Jun 2017

8,449,000 12,428,000 15,848,600 16,054,000 20,448,000 22,324,000 23,178,000

Jul 2017

8,462,000 12,424,000 15,847,600 16,117,000 20,501,000 22,326,000 23,235,000

Aug 2017

8,477,000 12,463,000 15,851,500 16,121,000 20,543,000 22,339,000 23,283,000

Sep 2017

8,485,000 12,469,000 15,853,300 16,046,000 20,570,000 22,337,000 23,297,000

Oct 2017

8,494,000 12,489,000 15,859,800 16,156,000 20,630,000 22,331,000 23,312,000

Nov 2017

8,503,000 12,519,000 15,887,000 16,176,000 20,646,000 22,330,000 23,350,000

Dec 2017

8,511,000 12,558,000 15,861,100 16,207,000 20,677,000 22,331,000 23,380,000

Jan 2018

8,514,000 12,578,000 15,873,000 16,228,000 20,715,000 22,319,000 23,430,000

Feb 2018

8,543,000 12,609,000 15,919,000 16,246,000 20,776,000 22,322,000 23,462,000

Mar 2018

8,548,000 12,630,000 15,930,400 16,248,000 20,817,000 22,324,000 23,491,000

Apr 2018

8,551,000 12,655,000 15,939,200 16,260,000 20,860,000 22,321,000 23,524,000

May 2018

8,559,000 12,673,000 15,970,300 16,281,000 20,891,000 22,326,000 23,563,000

Note: Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary.

Employment in education and health services rose by 39,000 in May.

Retail trade added 31,000 jobs, with gains occurring in general merchandise stores and in building material and garden supply stores. Over the year, retail trade has added 125,000 jobs.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in May, increasing by 31,000, and has risen by 483,000 over the year.

Employment in construction continued on an upward trend in May, increasing by 25,000 over the month and up 286,000 over the past 12 months. Within the industry, nonresidential specialty trade contractors added jobs over the month.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. See “The Employment Situation — May 2018” (HTML) (PDF) to learn more. For additional charts, see Graphics for Economic News Releases: The Employment Situation.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased 223,000 in May 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-223000-in-may-2018.htm (visited November 11, 2019).

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