United States Non Farm Payrolls  1939-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 211 thousand in April of 2017, above a downwardly revised 79 thousand in March and compared to market expectations of 185 thousand. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 125.57 Thousand from 1939 until 2017, 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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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 235K 238K 190K 180K
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 98K 219K 180K 180K
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 211K 79K 185K 175K
2017-06-02 12:30 PM May 211K 183K 180K
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun 174.1K
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Jul 172.5K




US Economy Adds 211K Jobs In April, Beats Forecasts


Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 211 thousand in April of 2017, higher than a downwardly revised 79 thousand in March and beating market expectations of 185 thousand. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining.

In April, leisure and hospitality added 55,000 jobs. Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up over the month (+26,000) and has increased by 260,000 over the year.

Employment in health care and social assistance increased by 37,000 in April. Health care employment continued to trend up over the month (+20,000). This is in line with the industry's average monthly job growth during the first quarter of this year but below the average gain of 32,000 per month in 2016. Social assistance added 17,000 jobs in April, with all of the gain in individual and family services.

In April, financial activities added 19,000 jobs, with insurance carriers and related activities accounting for most of the gain (+14,000). Over the year, financial activities has added 173,000 jobs.

Employment in mining rose by 9,000 in April, with most of the increase in support activities for mining (+7,000). Since a recent low in October 2016, mining has added 44,000 jobs, with three-fourths of the gain in support activities for mining.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in April (+39,000). The industry has added 612,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and government, showed little change over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 34.4 hours in April. In manufacturing, the workweek edged up by 0.1 hour to 40.7 hours, and overtime edged down by 0.1 hour to 3.2 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged up by 0.1 hour to 33.7 hours. 

In April, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 7 cents to $26.19. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 65 cents, or 2.5 percent. In April, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 6 cents to $21.96.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/5/2017 12:36:54 PM



United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 211.00 79.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 194.00 77.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 17.00 2.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 6.00 13.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 234.00 233.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1923.00 1899.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 177.00 255.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153156.00 153000.00 153156.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7056.00 7202.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.01 1.05 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.40 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.90 111.10 111.90 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.30 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5684.00 5592.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5743.00 5682.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36602.00 43310.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.96 21.90 21.96 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.53 5.51 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.76 20.69 20.76 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 3.50 3.60 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27233.00 27603.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125987.00 125507.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.20 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Non Farm Payrolls Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
211.00 79.00 1115.00 -834.00 1939 - 2017 Thousand Monthly



non farm payrolls by Country

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Brazil 59.86 Apr/17
Canada 16136.70 Feb/17
France 16227.70 Mar/17
Switzerland 4912.00 Dec/16
United States 211.00 Apr/17