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

145,541 145,773 145,823 146,030 146,175 146,385 146,523 146,731 146,769 146,980 (p)147,232 (p)147,380

Mining and Logging

2016

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

2017

673 685 691 701 707 713 713 718 722 722 (p)727 (p)727

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 6,878 6,893 6,884 6,908 6,921 6,936 (p)6,963 (p)6,993

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 12,397 12,418 12,407 12,451 12,460 12,483 (p)12,514 (p)12,539

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 27,362 27,377 27,377 27,386 27,424 27,415 (p)27,458 (p)27,448

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 2,724 2,723 2,720 2,720 2,715 2,714 (p)2,715 (p)2,722

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 8,429 8,444 8,455 8,465 8,477 8,485 (p)8,492 (p)8,498

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 20,664 20,708 20,751 20,798 20,828 20,875 (p)20,924 (p)20,943

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 23,054 23,094 23,145 23,191 23,214 23,231 (p)23,281 (p)23,309

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 15,896 15,934 15,984 15,975 15,900 16,004 (p)16,021 (p)16,050

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 5,747 5,761 5,762 5,770 5,771 5,789 (p)5,798 (p)5,810

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 22,317 22,320 22,325 22,349 22,337 22,326 (p)22,339 (p)22,341

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)158,387 158,811 159,253 158,919 158,512 158,976 159,207 159,514 159,734 159,700 159,544 159,736

2017

(1)159,718 159,997 160,235 160,181 159,729 160,214 160,467 160,598 161,082 160,371 160,533 160,597

Employment

2016

(1)150,576 151,005 151,229 150,978 151,048 151,164 151,484 151,687 151,815 151,939 152,126 152,233

2017

(1)152,076 152,511 153,064 153,161 152,892 153,250 153,511 153,471 154,324 153,846 153,917 154,021

Unemployment

2016

7,811 7,806 8,024 7,942 7,465 7,812 7,723 7,827 7,919 7,761 7,419 7,502

2017

7,642 7,486 7,171 7,021 6,837 6,964 6,956 7,127 6,759 6,524 6,616 6,576

Unemployment Rate

2016

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

2017

4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1

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