United States Non Farm Payrolls  1939-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 160,000 in April of 2016, lower than a downwardly revised 208,000 in the previous month and much lower than market expectations of 202,000. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 122.99 Thousand from 1939 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1115 Thousand in September of 1983 and a record low of -1967 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
160.00 215.00 1115.00 -1967.00 1939 - 2016 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 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 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-04 01:30 PM Feb 242K 172K 190K 195K
2016-04-01 12:30 PM Mar 215K 245K 205K 215K
2016-05-06 12:30 PM Apr 160K 208K 202K 208K
2016-06-03 12:30 PM May 160K 197K
2016-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 250K
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 220K

US Economy Adds The Least Jobs in 7-Months


Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 160,000 in April of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised 208,000 in the previous month and market expectations of 202,000. It is the lowest figure since September last year. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities, while mining continued to lose jobs.

Professional and business services added 65,000 jobs in April. The industry  added an average of 51,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. In April, job gains occurred in management and technical consulting services (+21,000) and in computer systems design and related services (+7,000).

Health care employment rose by 44,000, with most of the increase occurring in hospitals (+23,000) and ambulatory health care services (+19,000). Over the year, health care employment has increased by 502,000.

Employment in financial activities rose by 20,000 in April, with credit intermediation and related activities (+8,000) contributing to the gain. Financial activities has added 160,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Mining employment continued to decline in April (-7,000). Since reaching a peak in September 2014, employment in mining has decreased by 191,000, with more than three-quarters of the loss in support activities for mining.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, leisure and hospitality, and government, showed little or no change over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours in April. The manufacturing workweek and overtime remained unchanged at 40.7 hours and 3.3 hours, respectively. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was up by 0.1 hour to 33.7 hours. 

In April, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 8 cents to $25.53, following an increase of 6 cents in March. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.5 percent. In April, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 5 cents to $21.45. 

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/6/2016 2:05:14 PM

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 160.00 215.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 171.00 195.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -11.00 20.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 -29.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 278.00 294.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2152.00 2165.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 156.00 205.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151004.00 151320.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7920.00 7966.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.29 1.39 2.80 1.29 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.86 106.13 106.59 27.57 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.67 108.59 109.67 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5729.00 5291.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5757.00 5608.00 5757.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 65100.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.45 21.40 21.45 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.41 20.28 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.70 4.34 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -0.90 -2.10 28.50 -43.60 [+]
Population 321.57 319.07 321.57 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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1750.00 1650.00 1750.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4140.00 4090.00 4140.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27797.00 27818.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 123194.00 123447.00 123447.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.90 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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