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

143,314 143,547 143,733 143,877 143,901 144,172 144,424 144,600 144,808 144,943 (p)145,147 (p)145,303

Mining and Logging

2015

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

2016

749 732 717 706 696 689 685 681 682 680 (p)683 (p)681

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 6,641 6,635 6,651 6,645 6,671 6,685 (p)6,702 (p)6,699

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 12,281 12,289 12,291 12,275 12,269 12,265 (p)12,258 (p)12,275

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 27,292 27,311 27,340 27,378 27,409 27,428 (p)27,463 (p)27,487

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 2,741 2,782 2,777 2,776 2,781 2,779 (p)2,767 (p)2,761

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 8,266 8,283 8,300 8,318 8,320 8,328 (p)8,336 (p)8,349

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 20,134 20,182 20,266 20,294 20,381 20,423 (p)20,488 (p)20,503

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 22,620 22,672 22,714 22,770 22,808 22,858 (p)22,901 (p)22,971

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 15,449 15,502 15,538 15,548 15,556 15,576 (p)15,613 (p)15,637

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 5,676 5,689 5,693 5,702 5,715 5,716 (p)5,725 (p)5,717

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 22,105 22,138 22,169 22,213 22,216 22,205 (p)22,211 (p)22,223

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)157,022 156,771 156,781 157,043 157,447 156,993 157,125 157,109 156,809 157,123 157,358 157,957

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

Employment

2015

(1)148,061 148,108 148,244 148,522 148,792 148,742 148,890 149,092 148,932 149,255 149,419 150,030

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

Unemployment

2015

8,962 8,663 8,538 8,521 8,655 8,251 8,235 8,017 7,877 7,869 7,939 7,927

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

Unemployment Rate

2015

5.7 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

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

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