United States Non Farm Payrolls 1939-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 321 Thousand in November of 2014 from 243 Thousand in October of 2014. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 120.04 Thousand from 1939 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1114 Thousand in September of 1983 and a record low of -1966 Thousand in September of 1945. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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United States Non Farm Payrolls


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
321.00 243.00 1114.00 -1966.00 1939 - 2014 Thousand Monthly
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 - United States Non Farm Payrolls - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United States Non Farm Payrolls - was last refreshed on Thursday, December 18, 2014.


US Jobs Growth Beats Expectations in November


Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 321,000 in November, compared with an average monthly gain of 224,000 over the prior 12 months. In November, job growth was widespread, led by gains in professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and manufacturing.

Employment in professional and business services increased by 86,000 in November, compared with an average gain of 57,000 per month over the prior 12 months. Within the industry, accounting and bookkeeping services added 16,000 jobs in November. Employment continued to trend up in temporary help services (+23,000), management and technical consulting services (+7,000), computer systems design and related services (+7,000), and architectural and engineering services (+5,000).

Employment in retail trade rose by 50,000 in November, compared with an average gain of 22,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In November, job gains occurred in motor vehicle and parts dealers (+11,000); clothing and accessories stores (+11,000); sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores (+9,000); and nonstore retailers (+6,000).

Health care added 29,000 jobs over the month. Employment continued to trend up in offices of physicians (+7,000), home health care services (+5,000), outpatient care centers (+4,000), and hospitals (+4,000). Over the past 12 months, employment in health care has increased by 261,000.

Manufacturing added 28,000 jobs. Durable goods manufacturers accounted for 17,000 of the increase, with small gains in most of the component industries. Employment in nondurable goods increased by 11,000, with plastics and rubber products (+7,000) accounting for most of the gain. Over the year, manufacturing has added 171,000 jobs, largely in durable goods.

Financial activities added 20,000 jobs in November, with half of the gain in insurance carriers and related activities. Over the past year, insurance has contributed 70,000 jobs to the overall employment gain of 114,000 in financial activities.

Transportation and warehousing employment increased by 17,000 in November, with a gain in couriers and messengers (+5,000). Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in November (+27,000) and has increased by 321,000 over the year. Construction employment also continued to trend up in November (+20,000).

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for September was revised from +256,000 to +271,000, and the change for October was revised from +214,000 to +243,000. With these revisions, employment gains in September and October combined were 44,000 more than previously reported.

BLS | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
12/5/2014 1:46:26 PM


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U.S. Adds 214K Jobs in October
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 214,000 in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6-year low of 5.8 percent. Job growth occurred in food services and drinking places, retail trade, and health care. Published on 2014-11-07

US Jobs Growth Beats Expectations in September
Total nonfarm payroll employment in US increased by 248,000 in September, compared with 180,000 in August, which was revised higher from 142,000. The unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, slipping below 6 percent for the first time since July, 2008. Published on 2014-10-03


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-03 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  SEP
248K 180K (R) 215K 192K
2014-11-07 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  Oct
214K 265K (R) 231K 236K
2014-12-05 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  NOV
321K 243K (R) 230K 214.3K
2015-01-09 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  DEC
321K 300K
2015-02-06 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  JAN
271.4K
2015-03-06 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  FEB
251.8K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 321.00 243.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 7.00 7.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 314.00 236.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 28.00 20.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 294.00 297.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2514.00 2356.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 208.00 233.00 336.70 -842.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 147287.00 147283.00 147287.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9110.00 8995.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5109.00 4694.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.80 1.87 2.80 1.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.80 12.70 19.60 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.72 106.11 106.72 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.10 0.60 -0.15 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 35940.00 51183.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.34 10.33 10.41 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.63 19.60 19.63 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 103.87 104.12 105.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 317.30 315.09 317.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.83 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Job Offers 4834.00 4685.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]


Non Farm Payrolls Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
United States 321.00 Nov/14 243.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]