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United States: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2018

145,428 146,665 147,368 148,383 149,360 150,062 148,948 149,453 149,793 150,853 151,375 151,203 149,074

2019

148,295 149,148 149,864 150,938 151,610 152,243 151,169 (p)151,587 (p)151,949        

Mining and Logging

2018

686 695 704 714 725 740 745 757 754 759 751 753 732

2019

745 744 746 747 754 762 762 (p)760 (p)754        

Construction

2018

6,729 6,840 6,933 7,129 7,336 7,497 7,555 7,587 7,534 7,559 7,457 7,313 7,289

2019

7,071 7,066 7,174 7,380 7,543 7,699 7,751 (p)7,756 (p)7,689        

Manufacturing

2018

12,468 12,521 12,558 12,579 12,636 12,772 12,783 12,801 12,772 12,774 12,783 12,815 12,689

2019

12,741 12,766 12,778 12,778 12,811 12,926 12,925 (p)12,935 (p)12,884        

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

27,339 27,198 27,283 27,354 27,541 27,660 27,636 27,661 27,578 27,764 28,387 28,512 27,659

2019

27,711 27,474 27,491 27,558 27,687 27,831 27,801 (p)27,752 (p)27,680        

Information

2018

2,772 2,807 2,814 2,823 2,826 2,847 2,850 2,851 2,815 2,839 2,854 2,839 2,828

2019

2,769 2,798 2,803 2,796 2,806 2,837 2,845 (p)2,854 (p)2,837        

Financial Activities

2018

8,448 8,476 8,491 8,496 8,541 8,628 8,653 8,646 8,599 8,618 8,609 8,622 8,569

2019

8,561 8,571 8,590 8,607 8,636 8,712 8,761 (p)8,762 (p)8,699        

Professional & Business Services

2018

20,328 20,462 20,566 20,828 20,941 21,133 21,139 21,216 21,193 21,397 21,444 21,345 20,999

2019

20,841 20,987 21,067 21,333 21,399 21,584 21,604 (p)21,673 (p)21,639        

Educational & Health Services

2018

23,262 23,620 23,656 23,705 23,646 23,439 23,333 23,444 23,696 24,018 24,089 24,092 23,667

2019

23,802 24,130 24,208 24,308 24,218 24,032 23,950 (p)24,065 (p)24,322        

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

15,437 15,588 15,818 16,132 16,552 17,051 17,164 17,096 16,546 16,402 16,182 16,213 16,348

2019

15,880 15,997 16,260 16,575 16,961 17,403 17,463 (p)17,380 (p)16,872        

Other Services

2018

5,734 5,761 5,778 5,821 5,866 5,934 5,917 5,890 5,846 5,871 5,859 5,859 5,845

2019

5,811 5,837 5,877 5,925 5,956 6,014 6,021 (p)5,993 (p)5,936        

Government

2018

22,225 22,697 22,767 22,802 22,750 22,361 21,173 21,504 22,460 22,852 22,960 22,840 22,449

2019

22,363 22,778 22,870 22,931 22,839 22,443 21,286 (p)21,657 (p)22,637        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
(not seasonally adjusted data, in thousands)

United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2018

(1)160,037 161,494 161,548 161,280 161,765 163,277 163,734 161,909 161,958 162,723 162,665 162,510 162,075

2019

(1)162,104 162,793 162,823 162,097 162,655 164,120 164,941 164,019 163,943        

Employment

2018

(1)152,848 154,403 154,877 155,348 156,009 156,465 157,004 155,539 156,191 156,952 157,015 156,481 155,761

2019

(1)154,964 156,167 156,441 156,710 157,152 157,828 158,385 157,816 158,478        

Unemployment

2018

7,189 7,091 6,671 5,932 5,756 6,812 6,730 6,370 5,766 5,771 5,650 6,029 6,314

2019

7,140 6,625 6,382 5,387 5,503 6,292 6,556 6,203 5,465        

Unemployment Rate

2018

4.5 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.6 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.9

2019

4.4 4.1 3.9 3.3 3.4 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.3        

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