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

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 151,000 in August of 2016, lower than a upwardly revised 275,000 in July but below market expectations of 180,000. Employment continued to trend up in several service-providing industries while it declined in manufacturing, mining and construction. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 123.13 thousand jobs from 1939 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1.1 Million in September of 1983 and a record low of 1.9 million job losses 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
151.00 275.00 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 October of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 287K 11K 175K 170K
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 255K 292K (R) 180K 190K
2016-09-02 12:30 PM Aug 151K 275K 180K 190K
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 151K 170K 189K
2016-11-04 01:30 PM Oct 190K
2016-12-02 01:30 PM Nov 180K

US Economy Adds 151K Jobs in August, The Least in 4 Months


Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 151,000 in August of 2016, much lower than an upwardly revised 275,000 in July and below market expectations of 180,000. It is the lowest figure in four months, with employment rising in service-providing industries but falling in manufacturing, mining and construction.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up over the month (+34,000). Over the year, the industry has added 312,000 jobs.

Social assistance added 22,000 jobs over the month, with most of the growth in individual and family services (+17,000).

In August, employment in professional and technical services edged up (+20,000), about in line with its average monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+24,000).

Financial activities employment continued on an upward trend in August (+15,000), with a gain in securities, commodity contracts, and investments (+6,000). Over the year, financial activities has added 167,000 jobs.

Health care employment continued to trend up in August (+14,000), but at a slower pace than the average monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+39,000). In August, hospitals added 11,000 jobs, and employment in ambulatory health care services trended up (+13,000). A job loss in nursing and residential care facilities (-9,000) offset a gain in July.

Employment in mining continued to trend down in August (-4,000). Since reaching a peak in September 2014, employment in mining has declined by 223,000, with losses concentrated in support activities for mining.

Employment in manufacturing declined by 14,000 while construction sheded 6,000 jobs, Several other industries added jobs,: wholesale trade (+4,000), retail trade (+15,000), transportation and warehousing (+15,000), government (+25,000).

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.3 hours in August. In manufacturing, the workweek declined by 0.2 hour to 40.6 hours, while overtime was unchanged at 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 33.6 hours. 

In August, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 3 cents to $25.73. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.4 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $21.64 in August. 

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for June was revised down from +292,000 to +271,000, and the change for July was revised up from +255,000 to +275,000. With these revisions, employment gains in June and July combined were 1,000 less than previously reported. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 232,000 per month.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/2/2016 3:52:00 PM

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 151.00 275.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 25.00 50.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 126.00 225.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -14.00 6.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 254.00 251.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2062.00 2108.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 177.00 194.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151614.00 151517.00 151614.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7849.00 7770.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.26 1.27 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.20 10.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.00 106.20 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.10 108.90 110.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6090.00 5607.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5871.00 5643.00 5871.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32188.00 45346.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.64 21.60 21.64 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.47 20.46 20.47 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.70 4.07 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -0.70 1.00 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 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2710.00 2680.00 2850.00 2680.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1650.00 1710.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27207.00 27595.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124301.00 123892.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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