United States Non Farm Payrolls  1939-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 156 thousand in August of 2017, below a downwardly revised 189 thousand in July and lower than market expectations of 180 thousand. Job gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 125.74 Thousand from 1939 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1115 Thousand in September of 1983 and a record low of -834 Thousand in October of 1949.

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Non Farm Payrolls Lower than Expected at 156K in August


Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 156 thousand in August of 2017, below a downwardly revised 189 thousand in July and lower than market expectations of 180 thousand. Job gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining.

Manufacturing employment rose by 36,000 in August. Job gains occurred in motor vehicles and parts (+14,000), fabricated metal products (+5,000), and computer and electronic products (+4,000). Manufacturing has added 155,000 jobs since a recent employment low in November 2016.

In August, construction employment rose by 28,000, after showing little change over the prior 5 months. Employment among residential specialty trade contractors edged up by 12,000 over the month.

Employment in professional and technical services continued to trend up in August (+22,000) and has grown by 262,000 over the last 12 months. In August, job gains occurred in computer systems design and related services (+8,000).

Health care employment continued on an upward trend over the month (+20,000) and has risen by 328,000 over the year. Employment in hospitals edged up over the month (+6,000).

Mining continued to add jobs in August (+7,000), with all of the growth in support activities for mining. Since a recent low in October 2016, employment in mining has risen by 62,000, or 10 percent.

Employment in food services and drinking places changed little in August (+9,000), following an increase of 53,000 in July. Over the year, the industry has added 283,000 jobs.

Employment in other major industries, including wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government, showed little change over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls declined by 0.1 hour to 34.4 hours in August. In manufacturing, the workweek declined by 0.2 hour to 40.7 hours, while overtime was unchanged at 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was 33.7 hours for the fifth consecutive month.

In August, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 3 cents to $26.39, after rising by 9 cents in July. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 65 cents, or 2.5 percent. In August, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $22.12. 

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for June was revised down from +231,000 to +210,000, and the change for July was revised down from +209,000 to +189,000. With these revisions, employment gains in June and July combined were 41,000 less than previously reported. After revisions, job gains have averaged 185,000 per month over the past 3 months.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2017 12:49:14 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 222K 152K 179K 177K
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 209K 231K 183K 183K
2017-09-01 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 156K 189K 180K 190K
2017-10-06 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 156K 165K
2017-11-03 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 170.8K
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 173.3K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 156.00 189.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 165.00 202.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -9.00 -13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 36.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 284.00 298.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1944.00 1951.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 237.00 201.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153439.00 153513.00 153513.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7132.00 6981.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.08 1.11 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.90 9.00 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.81 108.75 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.08 107.66 108.08 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6502.00 6138.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6170.00 6116.00 6170.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 33825.00 28307.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.12 22.08 22.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.85 20.96 20.96 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.95 3.49 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 1497.50 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27569.00 27535.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125755.00 125921.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.20 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Non Farm Payrolls

Nonfarm payrolls is an employment report released monthly, usually on the first Friday of every month, and heavily affects the US dollar, the bond market and the stock market. Current Employment Statistics (CES) program from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, surveys about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 486,000 individual work sites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Non Farm Payrolls - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Non Farm Payrolls - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
156.00 189.00 1115.00 -834.00 1939 - 2017 Thousand Monthly




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