United States Non Farm Payrolls  1939-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 157 thousand in July of 2018, following an upwardly revised 248 thousand in June and below market expectations of 190 thousand. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in manufacturing, and in health care and social assistance Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 126.78 Thousand from 1939 until 2018, 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 in the United States increased by 157 thousand in July of 2018, following an upwardly revised 248 thousand in June and below market expectations of 190 thousand. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in manufacturing, and in health care and social assistance.

Employment in professional and business services increased by 51,000 in July and has risen by 518,000 over the year. Over the month, employment edged up in temporary help services (+28,000) and in computer systems design and related services (+8,000).

Manufacturing added 37,000 jobs in July, with most of the gain in the durable goods component. Employment rose in transportation equipment (+13,000), machinery (+6,000), and electronic instruments (+2,000). Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has added 327,000 jobs.

In July, employment in health care and social assistance rose by 34,000. Health care employment continued to trend up over the month (+17,000) and has increased by 286,000 over the year. Hospitals added 7,000 jobs over the month. Within social assistance, individual and family services added 16,000 jobs in July and 77,000 jobs over the year.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up over the month (+26,000). Over the year, the industry has added 203,000 jobs. 

Construction employment continued to trend up in July (+19,000) and has increased by 308,000 over the year.

In July, employment in retail trade changed little (+7,000). Job gains occurred in general merchandise stores (+14,000), clothing and clothing accessories stores (+10,000), and food and beverage stores (+8,000). These employment gains were offset by a decline of 32,000 in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores, reflecting job losses in hobby, toy, and game stores. 

Employment showed little or no change over the month in other major industries, including mining, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours in July, following an increase of 0.1 hour in June. In manufacturing, both the workweek and overtime were unchanged in July, at 40.9 hours and 3.5 hours, respectively. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls remained at 33.8 hours. 

In July, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 7 cents to $27.05. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 71 cents, or 2.7 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 3 cents to $22.65 in July. 

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for May was revised up from +244,000 to +268,000, and the change for June was revised up from +213,000 to +248,000. With these revisions, employment gains in May and June combined were 59,000 more than previously reported. After revisions, job gains have averaged 224,000 per month over the last 3 months.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/3/2018 12:44:12 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-01 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 223K 159K 189K 185K
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 213K 244K 195K 178K
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 157K 248K 190K 191K
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 157K 201K
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 195K
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 180K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 157.00 248.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 170.00 234.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -13.00 14.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 37.00 33.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 212.00 214.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1721.00 1760.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 219.00 181.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155965.00 155576.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6280.00 6564.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.60 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.80 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.35 109.59 109.59 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6653.00 6671.00 7195.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6662.00 6659.00 6840.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 27122.00 37202.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.65 22.62 22.65 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.89 4.52 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.43 21.40 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 [+]
Employment Rate 60.50 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129021.00 128568.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 27028.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
157.00 248.00 1115.00 -834.00 1939 - 2018 Thousand Monthly




non farm payrolls by Country
Country Last
Brazil -0.66 Jun/18
Canada 16540.30 Apr/18
France 25172.10 Mar/18
Switzerland 4961.00 Mar/18
United States 157.00 Jul/18


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