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

Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 134 thousand in September of 2018, following an upwardly revised 270 thousand in August and well below market expectations of 185 thousand. It is the lowest reading in a year after Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas in mid-September likely weighing on payrolls. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 126.93 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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US Economy Adds Less Jobs than Expected


Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 134 thousand in September of 2018, following an upwardly revised 270 thousand in August and well below market expectations of 185 thousand. It is the lowest reading in a year after Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas in mid-September likely weighing on payrolls. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.

Employment in professional and business services increased by 54,000 in September and has risen by 560,000 over the year. 

Health care employment rose by 26,000 in September. Hospitals added 12,000 jobs, and employment in ambulatory health care services continued to trend up (+10,000). Over the year, health care employment has increased by 302,000. 

In September, employment in transportation and warehousing rose by 24,000. Job gains occurred in warehousing and storage (+8,000) and in couriers and messengers (+5,000). Over the year, employment in transportation and warehousing has increased by 174,000. 

Construction employment continued to trend up in September (+23,000). The industry has added 315,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Employment in manufacturing continued to trend up in September (+18,000), reflecting a gain in durable goods industries. Over the year, manufacturing has added 278,000 jobs, with about four-fifths of the gain in the durable goods component. 

Within mining, employment in support activities for mining rose by 6,000 over the month and by 53,000 over the year. 

Employment in leisure and hospitality was little changed over the month (-17,000). Prior to September, employment in the industry had been on a modest upward trend. Some of the weakness in this industry in September may reflect the impact of Hurricane Florence. 

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

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls remained unchanged at 34.5 hours in September. In manufacturing, the workweek edged down by 0.1 hour to 40.8 hours, and overtime edged down by 0.1 hour to 3.4 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 33.7 hours. 

In September, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 8 cents to $27.24. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 73 cents, or 2.8 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 6 cents to $22.81 in September. 

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised up from +147,000 to +165,000, and the change for August was revised up from +201,000 to +270,000. With these revisions, employment gains in July and August combined were 87,000 more than previously reported. After revisions, job gains have averaged 190,000 per month over the last 3 months.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/5/2018 12:44:46 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 157K 248K 190K 191K
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 201K 147K 191K 201K
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 134K 270K 185K 195K
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 134K 180K
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 169K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 134.00 270.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 121.00 254.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 13.00 16.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 18.00 5.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 214.00 207.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1660.00 1656.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 230.00 168.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155962.00 155542.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5964.00 6234.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.82 0.88 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.33 109.60 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7313.00 6653.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6939.00 6822.00 6939.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 55285.00 38472.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.81 22.73 22.81 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.79 4.66 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.60 21.42 21.60 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 60.40 60.30 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128894.00 128577.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27055.00 26913.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
134.00 270.00 1115.00 -834.00 1939 - 2018 Thousand Monthly




non farm payrolls by Country
Country Last
Brazil 100.43 Aug/18
Canada 16632.00 Jun/18
France 25179.80 Jun/18
Switzerland 5048.00 Jun/18
United States 134.00 Sep/18


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