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Payroll employment up by 261,000 in October 2022

November 08, 2022

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 261,000 to 153.3 million in October 2022. Monthly job growth has averaged 407,000 thus far in 2022, compared with 562,000 per month in 2021.

Nonfarm payroll employment, January 1970–October 2022
Month Employment level Over-the-month change 12-month percent change

Jan 1970

71,176,000 -65,000 2.5%

Feb 1970

71,305,000 129,000 2.3

Mar 1970

71,451,000 146,000 2.2

Apr 1970

71,348,000 -103,000 1.8

May 1970

71,124,000 -224,000 1.1

Jun 1970

71,029,000 -95,000 0.6

Jul 1970

71,053,000 24,000 0.5

Aug 1970

70,937,000 -116,000 -0.1

Sep 1970

70,944,000 7,000 0.0

Oct 1970

70,521,000 -423,000 -0.8

Nov 1970

70,409,000 -112,000 -1.0

Dec 1970

70,792,000 383,000 -0.6

Jan 1971

70,865,000 73,000 -0.4

Feb 1971

70,807,000 -58,000 -0.7

Mar 1971

70,860,000 53,000 -0.8

Apr 1971

71,036,000 176,000 -0.4

May 1971

71,247,000 211,000 0.2

Jun 1971

71,254,000 7,000 0.3

Jul 1971

71,315,000 61,000 0.4

Aug 1971

71,373,000 58,000 0.6

Sep 1971

71,614,000 241,000 0.9

Oct 1971

71,642,000 28,000 1.6

Nov 1971

71,847,000 205,000 2.0

Dec 1971

72,109,000 262,000 1.9

Jan 1972

72,441,000 332,000 2.2

Feb 1972

72,648,000 207,000 2.6

Mar 1972

72,944,000 296,000 2.9

Apr 1972

73,162,000 218,000 3.0

May 1972

73,469,000 307,000 3.1

Jun 1972

73,758,000 289,000 3.5

Jul 1972

73,709,000 -49,000 3.4

Aug 1972

74,141,000 432,000 3.9

Sep 1972

74,264,000 123,000 3.7

Oct 1972

74,674,000 410,000 4.2

Nov 1972

74,973,000 299,000 4.4

Dec 1972

75,268,000 295,000 4.4

Jan 1973

75,617,000 349,000 4.4

Feb 1973

76,014,000 397,000 4.6

Mar 1973

76,284,000 270,000 4.6

Apr 1973

76,455,000 171,000 4.5

May 1973

76,648,000 193,000 4.3

Jun 1973

76,887,000 239,000 4.2

Jul 1973

76,913,000 26,000 4.3

Aug 1973

77,168,000 255,000 4.1

Sep 1973

77,276,000 108,000 4.1

Oct 1973

77,607,000 331,000 3.9

Nov 1973

77,920,000 313,000 3.9

Dec 1973

78,031,000 111,000 3.7

Jan 1974

78,100,000 69,000 3.3

Feb 1974

78,254,000 154,000 2.9

Mar 1974

78,296,000 42,000 2.6

Apr 1974

78,382,000 86,000 2.5

May 1974

78,549,000 167,000 2.5

Jun 1974

78,604,000 55,000 2.2

Jul 1974

78,636,000 32,000 2.2

Aug 1974

78,619,000 -17,000 1.9

Sep 1974

78,610,000 -9,000 1.7

Oct 1974

78,630,000 20,000 1.3

Nov 1974

78,265,000 -365,000 0.4

Dec 1974

77,652,000 -613,000 -0.5

Jan 1975

77,293,000 -359,000 -1.0

Feb 1975

76,918,000 -375,000 -1.7

Mar 1975

76,648,000 -270,000 -2.1

Apr 1975

76,460,000 -188,000 -2.5

May 1975

76,624,000 164,000 -2.5

Jun 1975

76,521,000 -103,000 -2.6

Jul 1975

76,770,000 249,000 -2.4

Aug 1975

77,153,000 383,000 -1.9

Sep 1975

77,228,000 75,000 -1.8

Oct 1975

77,540,000 312,000 -1.4

Nov 1975

77,685,000 145,000 -0.7

Dec 1975

78,017,000 332,000 0.5

Jan 1976

78,503,000 486,000 1.6

Feb 1976

78,816,000 313,000 2.5

Mar 1976

79,048,000 232,000 3.1

Apr 1976

79,292,000 244,000 3.7

May 1976

79,312,000 20,000 3.5

Jun 1976

79,376,000 64,000 3.7

Jul 1976

79,547,000 171,000 3.6

Aug 1976

79,704,000 157,000 3.3

Sep 1976

79,892,000 188,000 3.4

Oct 1976

79,911,000 19,000 3.1

Nov 1976

80,240,000 329,000 3.3

Dec 1976

80,448,000 208,000 3.1

Jan 1977

80,690,000 242,000 2.8

Feb 1977

80,988,000 298,000 2.8

Mar 1977

81,391,000 403,000 3.0

Apr 1977

81,728,000 337,000 3.1

May 1977

82,088,000 360,000 3.5

Jun 1977

82,488,000 400,000 3.9

Jul 1977

82,834,000 346,000 4.1

Aug 1977

83,075,000 241,000 4.2

Sep 1977

83,532,000 457,000 4.6

Oct 1977

83,800,000 268,000 4.9

Nov 1977

84,173,000 373,000 4.9

Dec 1977

84,410,000 237,000 4.9

Jan 1978

84,594,000 184,000 4.8

Feb 1978

84,948,000 354,000 4.9

Mar 1978

85,460,000 512,000 5.0

Apr 1978

86,162,000 702,000 5.4

May 1978

86,509,000 347,000 5.4

Jun 1978

86,950,000 441,000 5.4

Jul 1978

87,204,000 254,000 5.3

Aug 1978

87,483,000 279,000 5.3

Sep 1978

87,621,000 138,000 4.9

Oct 1978

87,956,000 335,000 5.0

Nov 1978

88,391,000 435,000 5.0

Dec 1978

88,671,000 280,000 5.0

Jan 1979

88,808,000 137,000 5.0

Feb 1979

89,055,000 247,000 4.8

Mar 1979

89,479,000 424,000 4.7

Apr 1979

89,417,000 -62,000 3.8

May 1979

89,789,000 372,000 3.8

Jun 1979

90,108,000 319,000 3.6

Jul 1979

90,217,000 109,000 3.5

Aug 1979

90,300,000 83,000 3.2

Sep 1979

90,327,000 27,000 3.1

Oct 1979

90,481,000 154,000 2.9

Nov 1979

90,573,000 92,000 2.5

Dec 1979

90,672,000 99,000 2.3

Jan 1980

90,800,000 128,000 2.2

Feb 1980

90,883,000 83,000 2.1

Mar 1980

90,994,000 111,000 1.7

Apr 1980

90,849,000 -145,000 1.6

May 1980

90,420,000 -429,000 0.7

Jun 1980

90,101,000 -319,000 0.0

Jul 1980

89,840,000 -261,000 -0.4

Aug 1980

90,099,000 259,000 -0.2

Sep 1980

90,213,000 114,000 -0.1

Oct 1980

90,490,000 277,000 0.0

Nov 1980

90,747,000 257,000 0.2

Dec 1980

90,943,000 196,000 0.3

Jan 1981

91,033,000 90,000 0.3

Feb 1981

91,105,000 72,000 0.2

Mar 1981

91,210,000 105,000 0.2

Apr 1981

91,283,000 73,000 0.5

May 1981

91,296,000 13,000 1.0

Jun 1981

91,490,000 194,000 1.5

Jul 1981

91,601,000 111,000 2.0

Aug 1981

91,565,000 -36,000 1.6

Sep 1981

91,477,000 -88,000 1.4

Oct 1981

91,380,000 -97,000 1.0

Nov 1981

91,171,000 -209,000 0.5

Dec 1981

90,895,000 -276,000 -0.1

Jan 1982

90,565,000 -330,000 -0.5

Feb 1982

90,563,000 -2,000 -0.6

Mar 1982

90,434,000 -129,000 -0.9

Apr 1982

90,150,000 -284,000 -1.2

May 1982

90,107,000 -43,000 -1.3

Jun 1982

89,865,000 -242,000 -1.8

Jul 1982

89,521,000 -344,000 -2.3

Aug 1982

89,363,000 -158,000 -2.4

Sep 1982

89,183,000 -180,000 -2.5

Oct 1982

88,907,000 -276,000 -2.7

Nov 1982

88,786,000 -121,000 -2.6

Dec 1982

88,771,000 -15,000 -2.3

Jan 1983

88,990,000 219,000 -1.7

Feb 1983

88,917,000 -73,000 -1.8

Mar 1983

89,090,000 173,000 -1.5

Apr 1983

89,364,000 274,000 -0.9

May 1983

89,644,000 280,000 -0.5

Jun 1983

90,021,000 377,000 0.2

Jul 1983

90,437,000 416,000 1.0

Aug 1983

90,129,000 -308,000 0.9

Sep 1983

91,247,000 1,118,000 2.3

Oct 1983

91,520,000 273,000 2.9

Nov 1983

91,875,000 355,000 3.5

Dec 1983

92,230,000 355,000 3.9

Jan 1984

92,673,000 443,000 4.1

Feb 1984

93,157,000 484,000 4.8

Mar 1984

93,429,000 272,000 4.9

Apr 1984

93,792,000 363,000 5.0

May 1984

94,098,000 306,000 5.0

Jun 1984

94,479,000 381,000 5.0

Jul 1984

94,789,000 310,000 4.8

Aug 1984

95,032,000 243,000 5.4

Sep 1984

95,344,000 312,000 4.5

Oct 1984

95,629,000 285,000 4.5

Nov 1984

95,982,000 353,000 4.5

Dec 1984

96,107,000 125,000 4.2

Jan 1985

96,372,000 265,000 4.0

Feb 1985

96,503,000 131,000 3.6

Mar 1985

96,842,000 339,000 3.7

Apr 1985

97,038,000 196,000 3.5

May 1985

97,312,000 274,000 3.4

Jun 1985

97,459,000 147,000 3.2

Jul 1985

97,648,000 189,000 3.0

Aug 1985

97,840,000 192,000 3.0

Sep 1985

98,045,000 205,000 2.8

Oct 1985

98,233,000 188,000 2.7

Nov 1985

98,443,000 210,000 2.6

Dec 1985

98,609,000 166,000 2.6

Jan 1986

98,732,000 123,000 2.4

Feb 1986

98,847,000 115,000 2.4

Mar 1986

98,934,000 87,000 2.2

Apr 1986

99,121,000 187,000 2.1

May 1986

99,248,000 127,000 2.0

Jun 1986

99,155,000 -93,000 1.7

Jul 1986

99,473,000 318,000 1.9

Aug 1986

99,588,000 115,000 1.8

Sep 1986

99,934,000 346,000 1.9

Oct 1986

100,121,000 187,000 1.9

Nov 1986

100,308,000 187,000 1.9

Dec 1986

100,509,000 201,000 1.9

Jan 1987

100,678,000 169,000 2.0

Feb 1987

100,919,000 241,000 2.1

Mar 1987

101,164,000 245,000 2.3

Apr 1987

101,499,000 335,000 2.4

May 1987

101,728,000 229,000 2.5

Jun 1987

101,900,000 172,000 2.8

Jul 1987

102,247,000 347,000 2.8

Aug 1987

102,420,000 173,000 2.8

Sep 1987

102,647,000 227,000 2.7

Oct 1987

103,138,000 491,000 3.0

Nov 1987

103,372,000 234,000 3.1

Dec 1987

103,661,000 289,000 3.1

Jan 1988

103,753,000 92,000 3.1

Feb 1988

104,214,000 461,000 3.3

Mar 1988

104,489,000 275,000 3.3

Apr 1988

104,732,000 243,000 3.2

May 1988

104,962,000 230,000 3.2

Jun 1988

105,326,000 364,000 3.4

Jul 1988

105,550,000 224,000 3.2

Aug 1988

105,674,000 124,000 3.2

Sep 1988

106,013,000 339,000 3.3

Oct 1988

106,276,000 263,000 3.0

Nov 1988

106,617,000 341,000 3.1

Dec 1988

106,898,000 281,000 3.1

Jan 1989

107,161,000 263,000 3.3

Feb 1989

107,427,000 266,000 3.1

Mar 1989

107,621,000 194,000 3.0

Apr 1989

107,791,000 170,000 2.9

May 1989

107,913,000 122,000 2.8

Jun 1989

108,027,000 114,000 2.6

Jul 1989

108,069,000 42,000 2.4

Aug 1989

108,120,000 51,000 2.3

Sep 1989

108,369,000 249,000 2.2

Oct 1989

108,476,000 107,000 2.1

Nov 1989

108,752,000 276,000 2.0

Dec 1989

108,836,000 84,000 1.8

Jan 1990

109,199,000 363,000 1.9

Feb 1990

109,435,000 236,000 1.9

Mar 1990

109,644,000 209,000 1.9

Apr 1990

109,686,000 42,000 1.8

May 1990

109,839,000 153,000 1.8

Jun 1990

109,856,000 17,000 1.7

Jul 1990

109,824,000 -32,000 1.6

Aug 1990

109,616,000 -208,000 1.4

Sep 1990

109,518,000 -98,000 1.1

Oct 1990

109,367,000 -151,000 0.8

Nov 1990

109,214,000 -153,000 0.4

Dec 1990

109,166,000 -48,000 0.3

Jan 1991

109,055,000 -111,000 -0.1

Feb 1991

108,734,000 -321,000 -0.6

Mar 1991

108,574,000 -160,000 -1.0

Apr 1991

108,364,000 -210,000 -1.2

May 1991

108,249,000 -115,000 -1.4

Jun 1991

108,334,000 85,000 -1.4

Jul 1991

108,292,000 -42,000 -1.4

Aug 1991

108,310,000 18,000 -1.2

Sep 1991

108,336,000 26,000 -1.1

Oct 1991

108,357,000 21,000 -0.9

Nov 1991

108,296,000 -61,000 -0.8

Dec 1991

108,328,000 32,000 -0.8

Jan 1992

108,369,000 41,000 -0.6

Feb 1992

108,311,000 -58,000 -0.4

Mar 1992

108,365,000 54,000 -0.2

Apr 1992

108,519,000 154,000 0.1

May 1992

108,649,000 130,000 0.4

Jun 1992

108,715,000 66,000 0.4

Jul 1992

108,793,000 78,000 0.5

Aug 1992

108,925,000 132,000 0.6

Sep 1992

108,959,000 34,000 0.6

Oct 1992

109,139,000 180,000 0.7

Nov 1992

109,272,000 133,000 0.9

Dec 1992

109,495,000 223,000 1.1

Jan 1993

109,794,000 299,000 1.3

Feb 1993

110,044,000 250,000 1.6

Mar 1993

109,994,000 -50,000 1.5

Apr 1993

110,296,000 302,000 1.6

May 1993

110,568,000 272,000 1.8

Jun 1993

110,749,000 181,000 1.9

Jul 1993

111,055,000 306,000 2.1

Aug 1993

111,206,000 151,000 2.1

Sep 1993

111,448,000 242,000 2.3

Oct 1993

111,733,000 285,000 2.4

Nov 1993

111,984,000 251,000 2.5

Dec 1993

112,314,000 330,000 2.6

Jan 1994

112,595,000 281,000 2.6

Feb 1994

112,781,000 186,000 2.5

Mar 1994

113,242,000 461,000 3.0

Apr 1994

113,586,000 344,000 3.0

May 1994

113,921,000 335,000 3.0

Jun 1994

114,238,000 317,000 3.2

Jul 1994

114,610,000 372,000 3.2

Aug 1994

114,896,000 286,000 3.3

Sep 1994

115,247,000 351,000 3.4

Oct 1994

115,458,000 211,000 3.3

Nov 1994

115,869,000 411,000 3.5

Dec 1994

116,165,000 296,000 3.4

Jan 1995

116,501,000 336,000 3.5

Feb 1995

116,697,000 196,000 3.5

Mar 1995

116,907,000 210,000 3.2

Apr 1995

117,069,000 162,000 3.1

May 1995

117,049,000 -20,000 2.7

Jun 1995

117,286,000 237,000 2.7

Jul 1995

117,380,000 94,000 2.4

Aug 1995

117,634,000 254,000 2.4

Sep 1995

117,875,000 241,000 2.3

Oct 1995

118,031,000 156,000 2.2

Nov 1995

118,175,000 144,000 2.0

Dec 1995

118,320,000 145,000 1.9

Jan 1996

118,316,000 -4,000 1.6

Feb 1996

118,739,000 423,000 1.7

Mar 1996

118,993,000 254,000 1.8

Apr 1996

119,158,000 165,000 1.8

May 1996

119,486,000 328,000 2.1

Jun 1996

119,769,000 283,000 2.1

Jul 1996

120,015,000 246,000 2.2

Aug 1996

120,199,000 184,000 2.2

Sep 1996

120,410,000 211,000 2.2

Oct 1996

120,665,000 255,000 2.2

Nov 1996

120,961,000 296,000 2.4

Dec 1996

121,143,000 182,000 2.4

Jan 1997

121,363,000 220,000 2.6

Feb 1997

121,675,000 312,000 2.5

Mar 1997

121,990,000 315,000 2.5

Apr 1997

122,286,000 296,000 2.6

May 1997

122,546,000 260,000 2.6

Jun 1997

122,814,000 268,000 2.5

Jul 1997

123,111,000 297,000 2.6

Aug 1997

123,093,000 -18,000 2.4

Sep 1997

123,585,000 492,000 2.6

Oct 1997

123,929,000 344,000 2.7

Nov 1997

124,235,000 306,000 2.7

Dec 1997

124,549,000 314,000 2.8

Jan 1998

124,812,000 263,000 2.8

Feb 1998

125,016,000 204,000 2.7

Mar 1998

125,164,000 148,000 2.6

Apr 1998

125,442,000 278,000 2.6

May 1998

125,844,000 402,000 2.7

Jun 1998

126,076,000 232,000 2.7

Jul 1998

126,205,000 129,000 2.5

Aug 1998

126,544,000 339,000 2.8

Sep 1998

126,752,000 208,000 2.6

Oct 1998

126,954,000 202,000 2.4

Nov 1998

127,231,000 277,000 2.4

Dec 1998

127,596,000 365,000 2.4

Jan 1999

127,702,000 106,000 2.3

Feb 1999

128,120,000 418,000 2.5

Mar 1999

128,227,000 107,000 2.4

Apr 1999

128,597,000 370,000 2.5

May 1999

128,808,000 211,000 2.4

Jun 1999

129,089,000 281,000 2.4

Jul 1999

129,414,000 325,000 2.5

Aug 1999

129,569,000 155,000 2.4

Sep 1999

129,772,000 203,000 2.4

Oct 1999

130,177,000 405,000 2.5

Nov 1999

130,466,000 289,000 2.5

Dec 1999

130,772,000 306,000 2.5

Jan 2000

131,005,000 233,000 2.6

Feb 2000

131,124,000 119,000 2.3

Mar 2000

131,596,000 472,000 2.6

Apr 2000

131,888,000 292,000 2.6

May 2000

132,105,000 217,000 2.6

Jun 2000

132,061,000 -44,000 2.3

Jul 2000

132,236,000 175,000 2.2

Aug 2000

132,230,000 -6,000 2.1

Sep 2000

132,353,000 123,000 2.0

Oct 2000

132,351,000 -2,000 1.7

Nov 2000

132,556,000 205,000 1.6

Dec 2000

132,709,000 153,000 1.5

Jan 2001

132,698,000 -11,000 1.3

Feb 2001

132,789,000 91,000 1.3

Mar 2001

132,747,000 -42,000 0.9

Apr 2001

132,463,000 -284,000 0.4

May 2001

132,410,000 -53,000 0.2

Jun 2001

132,299,000 -111,000 0.2

Jul 2001

132,177,000 -122,000 0.0

Aug 2001

132,028,000 -149,000 -0.2

Sep 2001

131,771,000 -257,000 -0.4

Oct 2001

131,454,000 -317,000 -0.7

Nov 2001

131,142,000 -312,000 -1.1

Dec 2001

130,982,000 -160,000 -1.3

Jan 2002

130,852,000 -130,000 -1.4

Feb 2002

130,736,000 -116,000 -1.5

Mar 2002

130,717,000 -19,000 -1.5

Apr 2002

130,623,000 -94,000 -1.4

May 2002

130,634,000 11,000 -1.3

Jun 2002

130,684,000 50,000 -1.2

Jul 2002

130,590,000 -94,000 -1.2

Aug 2002

130,587,000 -3,000 -1.1

Sep 2002

130,501,000 -86,000 -1.0

Oct 2002

130,628,000 127,000 -0.6

Nov 2002

130,615,000 -13,000 -0.4

Dec 2002

130,472,000 -143,000 -0.4

Jan 2003

130,580,000 108,000 -0.2

Feb 2003

130,444,000 -136,000 -0.2

Mar 2003

130,232,000 -212,000 -0.4

Apr 2003

130,177,000 -55,000 -0.3

May 2003

130,196,000 19,000 -0.3

Jun 2003

130,194,000 -2,000 -0.4

Jul 2003

130,191,000 -3,000 -0.3

Aug 2003

130,149,000 -42,000 -0.3

Sep 2003

130,254,000 105,000 -0.2

Oct 2003

130,454,000 200,000 -0.1

Nov 2003

130,474,000 20,000 -0.1

Dec 2003

130,588,000 114,000 0.1

Jan 2004

130,769,000 181,000 0.1

Feb 2004

130,825,000 56,000 0.3

Mar 2004

131,142,000 317,000 0.7

Apr 2004

131,411,000 269,000 0.9

May 2004

131,694,000 283,000 1.2

Jun 2004

131,793,000 99,000 1.2

Jul 2004

131,848,000 55,000 1.3

Aug 2004

131,937,000 89,000 1.4

Sep 2004

132,093,000 156,000 1.4

Oct 2004

132,447,000 354,000 1.5

Nov 2004

132,503,000 56,000 1.6

Dec 2004

132,624,000 121,000 1.6

Jan 2005

132,774,000 150,000 1.5

Feb 2005

133,032,000 258,000 1.7

Mar 2005

133,156,000 124,000 1.5

Apr 2005

133,518,000 362,000 1.6

May 2005

133,690,000 172,000 1.5

Jun 2005

133,942,000 252,000 1.6

Jul 2005

134,296,000 354,000 1.9

Aug 2005

134,498,000 202,000 1.9

Sep 2005

134,566,000 68,000 1.9

Oct 2005

134,655,000 89,000 1.7

Nov 2005

134,993,000 338,000 1.9

Dec 2005

135,149,000 156,000 1.9

Jan 2006

135,429,000 280,000 2.0

Feb 2006

135,737,000 308,000 2.0

Mar 2006

136,047,000 310,000 2.2

Apr 2006

136,205,000 158,000 2.0

May 2006

136,244,000 39,000 1.9

Jun 2006

136,325,000 81,000 1.8

Jul 2006

136,520,000 195,000 1.7

Aug 2006

136,694,000 174,000 1.6

Sep 2006

136,843,000 149,000 1.7

Oct 2006

136,852,000 9,000 1.6

Nov 2006

137,063,000 211,000 1.5

Dec 2006

137,249,000 186,000 1.6

Jan 2007

137,477,000 228,000 1.5

Feb 2007

137,558,000 81,000 1.3

Mar 2007

137,793,000 235,000 1.3

Apr 2007

137,842,000 49,000 1.2

May 2007

137,993,000 151,000 1.3

Jun 2007

138,069,000 76,000 1.3

Jul 2007

138,038,000 -31,000 1.1

Aug 2007

138,015,000 -23,000 1.0

Sep 2007

138,095,000 80,000 0.9

Oct 2007

138,174,000 79,000 1.0

Nov 2007

138,284,000 110,000 0.9

Dec 2007

138,392,000 108,000 0.8

Jan 2008

138,403,000 11,000 0.7

Feb 2008

138,324,000 -79,000 0.6

Mar 2008

138,275,000 -49,000 0.3

Apr 2008

138,035,000 -240,000 0.1

May 2008

137,858,000 -177,000 -0.1

Jun 2008

137,687,000 -171,000 -0.3

Jul 2008

137,491,000 -196,000 -0.4

Aug 2008

137,213,000 -278,000 -0.6

Sep 2008

136,753,000 -460,000 -1.0

Oct 2008

136,272,000 -481,000 -1.4

Nov 2008

135,545,000 -727,000 -2.0

Dec 2008

134,839,000 -706,000 -2.6

Jan 2009

134,055,000 -784,000 -3.1

Feb 2009

133,312,000 -743,000 -3.6

Mar 2009

132,512,000 -800,000 -4.2

Apr 2009

131,817,000 -695,000 -4.5

May 2009

131,475,000 -342,000 -4.6

Jun 2009

131,008,000 -467,000 -4.9

Jul 2009

130,668,000 -340,000 -5.0

Aug 2009

130,485,000 -183,000 -4.9

Sep 2009

130,244,000 -241,000 -4.8

Oct 2009

130,045,000 -199,000 -4.6

Nov 2009

130,057,000 12,000 -4.0

Dec 2009

129,788,000 -269,000 -3.7

Jan 2010

129,790,000 2,000 -3.2

Feb 2010

129,698,000 -92,000 -2.7

Mar 2010

129,879,000 181,000 -2.0

Apr 2010

130,110,000 231,000 -1.3

May 2010

130,650,000 540,000 -0.6

Jun 2010

130,511,000 -139,000 -0.4

Jul 2010

130,427,000 -84,000 -0.2

Aug 2010

130,422,000 -5,000 0.0

Sep 2010

130,357,000 -65,000 0.1

Oct 2010

130,625,000 268,000 0.4

Nov 2010

130,750,000 125,000 0.5

Dec 2010

130,822,000 72,000 0.8

Jan 2011

130,841,000 19,000 0.8

Feb 2011

131,053,000 212,000 1.0

Mar 2011

131,288,000 235,000 1.1

Apr 2011

131,602,000 314,000 1.1

May 2011

131,703,000 101,000 0.8

Jun 2011

131,939,000 236,000 1.1

Jul 2011

131,999,000 60,000 1.2

Aug 2011

132,125,000 126,000 1.3

Sep 2011

132,358,000 233,000 1.5

Oct 2011

132,562,000 204,000 1.5

Nov 2011

132,694,000 132,000 1.5

Dec 2011

132,896,000 202,000 1.6

Jan 2012

133,250,000 354,000 1.8

Feb 2012

133,512,000 262,000 1.9

Mar 2012

133,752,000 240,000 1.9

Apr 2012

133,834,000 82,000 1.7

May 2012

133,934,000 100,000 1.7

Jun 2012

134,007,000 73,000 1.6

Jul 2012

134,159,000 152,000 1.6

Aug 2012

134,331,000 172,000 1.7

Sep 2012

134,518,000 187,000 1.6

Oct 2012

134,677,000 159,000 1.6

Nov 2012

134,833,000 156,000 1.6

Dec 2012

135,072,000 239,000 1.6

Jan 2013

135,263,000 191,000 1.5

Feb 2013

135,541,000 278,000 1.5

Mar 2013

135,680,000 139,000 1.4

Apr 2013

135,871,000 191,000 1.5

May 2013

136,093,000 222,000 1.6

Jun 2013

136,274,000 181,000 1.7

Jul 2013

136,386,000 112,000 1.7

Aug 2013

136,628,000 242,000 1.7

Sep 2013

136,815,000 187,000 1.7

Oct 2013

137,040,000 225,000 1.8

Nov 2013

137,304,000 264,000 1.8

Dec 2013

137,373,000 69,000 1.7

Jan 2014

137,548,000 175,000 1.7

Feb 2014

137,714,000 166,000 1.6

Mar 2014

137,968,000 254,000 1.7

Apr 2014

138,293,000 325,000 1.8

May 2014

138,511,000 218,000 1.8

Jun 2014

138,837,000 326,000 1.9

Jul 2014

139,069,000 232,000 2.0

Aug 2014

139,257,000 188,000 1.9

Sep 2014

139,566,000 309,000 2.0

Oct 2014

139,818,000 252,000 2.0

Nov 2014

140,109,000 291,000 2.0

Dec 2014

140,377,000 268,000 2.2

Jan 2015

140,568,000 191,000 2.2

Feb 2015

140,839,000 271,000 2.3

Mar 2015

140,910,000 71,000 2.1

Apr 2015

141,194,000 284,000 2.1

May 2015

141,525,000 331,000 2.2

Jun 2015

141,699,000 174,000 2.1

Jul 2015

142,001,000 302,000 2.1

Aug 2015

142,126,000 125,000 2.1

Sep 2015

142,281,000 155,000 1.9

Oct 2015

142,587,000 306,000 2.0

Nov 2015

142,824,000 237,000 1.9

Dec 2015

143,097,000 273,000 1.9

Jan 2016

143,205,000 108,000 1.9

Feb 2016

143,417,000 212,000 1.8

Mar 2016

143,654,000 237,000 1.9

Apr 2016

143,851,000 197,000 1.9

May 2016

143,892,000 41,000 1.7

Jun 2016

144,150,000 258,000 1.7

Jul 2016

144,521,000 371,000 1.8

Aug 2016

144,664,000 143,000 1.8

Sep 2016

144,953,000 289,000 1.9

Oct 2016

145,071,000 118,000 1.7

Nov 2016

145,201,000 130,000 1.7

Dec 2016

145,415,000 214,000 1.6

Jan 2017

145,628,000 213,000 1.7

Feb 2017

145,818,000 190,000 1.7

Mar 2017

145,960,000 142,000 1.6

Apr 2017

146,165,000 205,000 1.6

May 2017

146,388,000 223,000 1.7

Jun 2017

146,585,000 197,000 1.7

Jul 2017

146,768,000 183,000 1.6

Aug 2017

146,913,000 145,000 1.6

Sep 2017

147,012,000 99,000 1.4

Oct 2017

147,153,000 141,000 1.4

Nov 2017

147,353,000 200,000 1.5

Dec 2017

147,529,000 176,000 1.5

Jan 2018

147,662,000 133,000 1.4

Feb 2018

148,064,000 402,000 1.5

Mar 2018

148,289,000 225,000 1.6

Apr 2018

148,468,000 179,000 1.6

May 2018

148,801,000 333,000 1.6

Jun 2018

148,984,000 183,000 1.6

Jul 2018

149,050,000 66,000 1.6

Aug 2018

149,269,000 219,000 1.6

Sep 2018

149,326,000 57,000 1.6

Oct 2018

149,471,000 145,000 1.6

Nov 2018

149,573,000 102,000 1.5

Dec 2018

149,821,000 248,000 1.6

Jan 2019

150,100,000 279,000 1.7

Feb 2019

150,124,000 24,000 1.4

Mar 2019

150,348,000 224,000 1.4

Apr 2019

150,636,000 288,000 1.5

May 2019

150,713,000 77,000 1.3

Jun 2019

150,843,000 130,000 1.2

Jul 2019

150,921,000 78,000 1.3

Aug 2019

151,081,000 160,000 1.2

Sep 2019

151,244,000 163,000 1.3

Oct 2019

151,337,000 93,000 1.2

Nov 2019

151,589,000 252,000 1.3

Dec 2019

151,789,000 200,000 1.3

Jan 2020

152,128,000 339,000 1.4

Feb 2020

152,504,000 376,000 1.6

Mar 2020

151,006,000 -1,498,000 0.4

Apr 2020

130,513,000 -20,493,000 -13.4

May 2020

133,155,000 2,642,000 -11.6

Jun 2020

137,660,000 4,505,000 -8.7

Jul 2020

139,048,000 1,388,000 -7.9

Aug 2020

140,713,000 1,665,000 -6.9

Sep 2020

141,632,000 919,000 -6.4

Oct 2020

142,279,000 647,000 -6.0

Nov 2020

142,612,000 333,000 -5.9

Dec 2020

142,497,000 -115,000 -6.1

Jan 2021

143,017,000 520,000 -6.0

Feb 2021

143,727,000 710,000 -5.8

Mar 2021

144,431,000 704,000 -4.4

Apr 2021

144,694,000 263,000 10.9

May 2021

145,141,000 447,000 9.0

Jun 2021

145,698,000 557,000 5.8

Jul 2021

146,387,000 689,000 5.3

Aug 2021

146,904,000 517,000 4.4

Sep 2021

147,328,000 424,000 4.0

Oct 2021

148,005,000 677,000 4.0

Nov 2021

148,652,000 647,000 4.2

Dec 2021

149,240,000 588,000 4.7

Jan 2022

149,744,000 504,000 4.7

Feb 2022

150,458,000 714,000 4.7

Mar 2022

150,856,000 398,000 4.4

Apr 2022

151,224,000 368,000 4.5

May 2022

151,610,000 386,000 4.5

Jun 2022

151,903,000 293,000 4.3

Jul 2022

152,440,000 537,000 4.1

Aug 2022

152,732,000 292,000 4.0

Sep 2022

153,047,000 315,000 3.9

Oct 2022

153,308,000 261,000 3.6

Education and health services added 79,000 jobs in October 2022. Employment in this industry increased by 927,000 over the year, or 3.9 percent.

Change in nonfarm payroll employment by industry, October 2022
Industry Change since September 2022 Percent change since September 2022 Change since October 2021 Percent change since October 2021 Change since February 2020 Percent change since February 2020

Total nonfarm

261,000 0.2% 5,303,000 3.6% 804,000 0.5%

Mining and logging

0 0.0 56,000 9.7 -52,000 -7.6

Construction

1,000 0.0 266,000 3.6 97,000 1.3

Manufacturing

32,000 0.2 456,000 3.7 137,000 1.1

Wholesale trade

14,600 0.2 206,800 3.6 30,300 0.5

Retail trade

7,200 0.0 292,100 1.9 231,600 1.5

Transportation and warehousing

8,200 0.1 306,200 4.9 731,600 12.6

Utilities

1,100 0.2 4,800 0.9 -2,800 -0.5

Information

4,000 0.1 157,000 5.4 140,000 4.8

Financial activities

3,000 0.0 154,000 1.7 101,000 1.1

Professional and business services

39,000 0.2 874,000 4.0 1,100,000 5.1

Education and health services

79,000 0.3 927,000 3.9 134,000 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

35,000 0.2 1,158,000 7.9 -1,097,000 -6.5

Other services

9,000 0.2 189,000 3.4 -218,000 -3.7

Government

28,000 0.1 256,000 1.2 -529,000 -2.3

Employment in leisure and hospitality continued to trend up in October 2022 (+35,000). Employment in leisure and hospitality rose by 1.2 million since October 2021, but is down by 1.1 million, or 6.5 percent, from its February 2020 level.

Employment is also down in mining and logging (−7.6 percent), other services (−3.7 percent), and government (−2.3 percent) since February 2020. Employment is up 12.6 percent, or 731,600, in transportation and warehousing over this period.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — October 2022." Also see more charts of national employment, hours, and earnings data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up by 261,000 in October 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/payroll-employment-up-by-261000-in-october-2022.htm (visited January 27, 2023).

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