Government Payrolls in the United States decreased by 123 thousand in September of 2021, the first decline since February and the biggest drop since October last year. Employment decreased by 144 thousand in local government education and by 17 thousand in state government education. Most back-to-school hiring typically occurs in September. Hiring this September was lower than usual, resulting in a decline after seasonal adjustment. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Government Payrolls in the United States averaged 18.14 Thousand from 1939 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 517 Thousand in August of 2020 and a record low of -948 Thousand in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Government Payrolls - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Government Payrolls - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Government Payrolls in the United States is expected to be 2.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Government Payrolls is projected to trend around 60.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Government Payrolls


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-03 12:30 PM Aug -8K 255K 60K
2021-10-08 12:30 PM Sep -123K 34K 30K
2021-11-05 12:30 PM Oct -123K 25K


United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.80 percent Sep/21 5.20 14.80 2.50
Non Farm Payrolls 194.00 Thousand Sep/21 366.00 4846.00 -20679.00
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 317.00 Thousand Sep/21 332.00 4807.00 -19731.00
Government Payrolls -123.00 Thousand Sep/21 34.00 517.00 -948.00
Manufacturing Payrolls 26.00 Thousand Sep/21 31.00 655.00 -1715.00
Unemployed Persons 7674.00 Thousand Sep/21 8384.00 23109.00 1596.00
Employed Persons 153680.00 Thousand Sep/21 153154.00 158735.00 57172.00
Average Hourly Earnings 0.60 percent Sep/21 0.40 4.60 -1.30
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 Hours Sep/21 34.60 35.00 33.70
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 percent Sep/21 61.70 67.30 58.10
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.66 percent Sep/21 1.97 4.40 0.08
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 percent Sep/21 9.90 27.40 4.80
Productivity 112.70 points Jun/21 112.10 112.70 25.97
Labour Costs 118.60 points Jun/21 118.23 119.07 17.01
Job Vacancies 10679.00 Thousand Aug/21 11901.00 11901.00 2157.00
Job Offers 10439.00 Thousand Aug/21 11098.00 11098.00 2232.00
Wages 26.15 USD/Hour Sep/21 26.01 26.15 2.50
Wages in Manufacturing 24.24 USD/Hour Sep/21 23.96 24.24 1.27
Employment Cost Index 0.70 percent Jun/21 0.90 2.00 0.20
Part Time Employment 25747.00 Thousand Sep/21 25783.00 28134.00 10086.00
Employment Rate 58.70 percent Sep/21 58.50 64.70 51.30
Full Time Employment 128027.00 Thousand Sep/21 127436.00 131755.00 64640.00


United States Government Payrolls
Government Payrolls reports the absolute change in the number of employees working in the Government sector in the United States. It includes Federal, State and Local governments.