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

Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 200 thousand in January of 2018, following an upwardly revised 160 thousand in December and beating market expectations of 180 thousand. Employment continued to trend up in construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 126.22 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 Jobs Growth Accelerates in January


Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 200 thousand in January of 2018, following an upwardly revised 160 thousand in December and beating market expectations of 180 thousand. Employment continued to trend up in construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing.

Construction added 36,000 jobs in January, with most of the increase occurring among specialty trade contractors (+26,000). Employment in residential building construction continued to trend up over the month (+5,000). Over the year, construction employment has increased by 226,000.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in January (+31,000). The industry has added 255,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Employment in health care continued to trend up in January (+21,000), with a gain of 13,000 in hospitals. In 2017, health care added an average of 24,000 jobs per month.

In January, employment in manufacturing remained on an upward trend (+15,000). Durable goods industries added 18,000 jobs. Manufacturing has added 186,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Employment in other major industries, including mining, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, professional and business services, and government, changed little over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls declined by 0.2 hour to 34.3 hours in January. In manufacturing, the workweek declined by 0.2 hour to 40.6 hours, while overtime remained at 3.5 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged down by 0.1 hour to 33.6 hours. 

In January, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 9 cents to $26.74, following an 11-cent gain in December. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 75 cent.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for November was revised down from +252,000 to +216,000, and the change for December was revised up from +148,000 to +160,000. With these revisions, employment gains in November and December combined were 24,000 less than previously reported. (Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors. The annual benchmark process also contributed to the November and December revisions.) After revisions, job gains have averaged 192,000 over the last 3 months.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/2/2018 1:54:06 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 228K 244K 200K 195K
2018-01-05 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 148K 252K 190K 191K
2018-02-02 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 200K 148K 180K 215K
2018-03-02 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 200K 182.4K
2018-04-06 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 179.6K
2018-05-04 01:30 PM Non Farm Payrolls 175.4K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 200.00 160.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 196.00 166.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 -6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 21.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 230.00 223.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1942.00 1927.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 234.00 242.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154430.00 154021.00 154430.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6684.00 6576.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.88 0.94 2.80 0.88 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.20 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.93 108.40 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.77 108.80 108.80 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5359.00 5661.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5811.00 5978.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 44653.00 32423.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.34 22.31 22.34 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.37 21.20 21.37 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.61 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
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 [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27271.00 27257.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 127016.00 126723.00 127016.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
200.00 160.00 1115.00 -834.00 1939 - 2018 Thousand Monthly




non farm payrolls by Country
Country Last
Brazil -328.54 Dec/17
Canada 16348.60 Oct/17
France 25036.10 Sep/17
Switzerland 4956.00 Sep/17
United States 200.00 Jan/18


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