The US economy added 638K jobs in October, easing from an upwardly revised 672K in the previous month, but above market expectations of 600K. Still, it is the smallest employment gain since the job market started to recover in May from a record 20.787 million loss in April. The biggest job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (271K), professional and business services (208K), retail trade (104K), and construction (84K). Meanwhile, employment in government declined by 268K. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as out of more than 22 million jobs lost in March and April only 12 million were recovered and the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans would not be approved anytime soon. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 114.63 Thousand from 1939 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4781 Thousand in June of 2020 and a record low of -20787 Thousand in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States is expected to be 1000.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Non Farm Payrolls in the United States to stand at 130.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Non Farm Payrolls is projected to trend around 107.00 Thousand in 2021 and 170.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Non Farm Payrolls

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
638.00 672.00 4781.00 -20787.00 1939 - 2020 Thousand Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-07 12:30 PM Jul 1763K 4800K 1600K 1620K
2020-09-04 12:30 PM Aug 1371K 1734K 1400K 1490K
2020-10-02 12:30 PM Sep 661K 1489K 850K 915K
2020-11-06 01:30 PM Oct 638K 672K 600K 510K
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Nov 638K 500K 500K
2021-01-08 01:30 PM Dec
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Jan
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Feb


News Stream
US Economy Adds the Least Jobs in 6 Months
The US economy added 638K jobs in October, easing from an upwardly revised 672K in the previous month, but above market expectations of 600K. Still, it is the smallest employment gain since the job market started to recover in May from a record 20.787 million loss in April. The biggest job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (271K), professional and business services (208K), retail trade (104K), and construction (84K). Meanwhile, employment in government declined by 268K. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as out of more than 22 million jobs lost in March and April only 12 million were recovered and the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans would not be approved anytime soon.
2020-11-06
Nonfarm Payrolls Seen at 6-Month Low
US nonfarm payrolls likely increased by 600 thousand in October of 2020, below 661 thousand in September. It would be the smallest employment gain since the job market started to recover in May from a record 20.787 million loss in April. The payrolls report is also expected to show increases in the ranks of people who have permanently lost their jobs, as well as those who have been out of work for more than six months. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as out of more than 22 million jobs lost in March and April only 12 million were recovered and the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans would not be approved anytime soon.
2020-11-06
US Economy Adds Only 661K Jobs in September
The US economy added 661 thousand jobs in September of 2020, easing sharply from an upwardly revised 1.489 million in the previous month, and below market forecasts of 850 thousand. In September, nonfarm employment was below its February level by 10.7 million, or 7.0 percent. The biggest job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (318K), in retail trade (142K), in health care and social assistance (108K), and in professional and business services (89K). Employment declined in government (-216K), mainly in state and local government education. Yet, private payrolls increased by 877 thousand, above forecasts of 850 thousand. Still, recent figures showed the labour market is recovering from the coronavirus hit but slower than initially anticipated. Out of more than 22 million jobs lost in March and April only around 11.3 million were recovered.
2020-10-02
Nonfarm Payrolls Seen Falling Below 1 Million
The US economy likely created 850 thousand jobs in September of 2020 compared to 1.371 million in August. It would be the first month of nonfarm payrolls below 1 million since the labour market started to rebound in May. Out of more than 22 million jobs lost in March and April only 11.3 million were recovered. Moreover, employment support from government remains weak as the new coronavirus aid bill has not been approved in the Senate, leaving millions of unemployed Americans with a smaller income. Also, the pandemic is far from controlled and many companies have not recalled workers from furloughs or temporary layoffs.
2020-10-02

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.