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

2016

143,211 143,448 143,673 143,826 143,869 144,166 144,457 144,633 144,882 145,006 145,170 145,325

2017

145,541 145,773 145,823 146,030 (p)146,182 (p)146,404            

Mining and Logging

2016

728 710 692 683 674 668 664 661 661 659 666 668

2017

673 685 691 701 (p)707 (p)715            

Construction

2016

6,639 6,662 6,705 6,704 6,690 6,690 6,708 6,704 6,727 6,743 6,771 6,783

2017

6,817 6,871 6,871 6,871 (p)6,880 (p)6,896            

Manufacturing

2016

12,387 12,375 12,355 12,356 12,335 12,347 12,359 12,342 12,330 12,325 12,325 12,343

2017

12,355 12,377 12,388 12,397 (p)12,395 (p)12,396            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

27,072 27,123 27,167 27,177 27,187 27,209 27,245 27,282 27,322 27,331 27,346 27,374

2017

27,402 27,391 27,352 27,362 (p)27,367 (p)27,389            

Information

2016

2,763 2,773 2,779 2,781 2,739 2,780 2,778 2,778 2,786 2,780 2,768 2,762

2017

2,754 2,748 2,740 2,729 (p)2,723 (p)2,719            

Financial Activities

2016

8,207 8,213 8,231 8,249 8,263 8,280 8,300 8,315 8,324 8,330 8,342 8,364

2017

8,394 8,399 8,403 8,419 (p)8,432 (p)8,449            

Professional & Business Services

2016

19,877 19,902 19,928 19,994 20,022 20,081 20,165 20,196 20,279 20,334 20,380 20,416

2017

20,475 20,510 20,568 20,614 (p)20,670 (p)20,705            

Educational & Health Services

2016

22,334 22,408 22,443 22,495 22,544 22,603 22,644 22,697 22,745 22,790 22,821 22,871

2017

22,888 22,956 22,972 23,017 (p)23,052 (p)23,097            

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

15,443 15,488 15,537 15,552 15,561 15,610 15,652 15,673 15,684 15,695 15,739 15,744

2017

15,759 15,792 15,803 15,863 (p)15,888 (p)15,924            

Other Services

2016

5,647 5,664 5,670 5,674 5,667 5,683 5,685 5,695 5,708 5,711 5,718 5,701

2017

5,713 5,723 5,723 5,732 (p)5,750 (p)5,761            

Government

2016

22,114 22,130 22,166 22,161 22,187 22,215 22,257 22,290 22,316 22,308 22,294 22,299

2017

22,311 22,321 22,312 22,325 (p)22,318 (p)22,353            

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

2016

(1)158,362 158,888 159,278 158,938 158,510 158,889 159,295 159,508 159,830 159,643 159,456 159,640

2017

(1)159,716 160,056 160,201 160,213 159,784 160,145            

Employment

2016

(1)150,533 151,043 151,301 151,028 151,058 151,090 151,546 151,655 151,926 151,902 152,048 152,111

2017

(1)152,081 152,528 153,000 153,156 152,923 153,168            

Unemployment

2016

7,829 7,845 7,977 7,910 7,451 7,799 7,749 7,853 7,904 7,740 7,409 7,529

2017

7,635 7,528 7,202 7,056 6,861 6,977            

Unemployment Rate

2016

4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.7

2017

4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.4            

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