United States Non Farm Payrolls 1939-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 215 thousand in July of 2015. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 121.66 Thousand from 1939 until 2015, 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.

United States Non Farm Payrolls
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
215.00 223.00 1114.00 -1966.00 1939 - 2015 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. Content for - United States Non Farm Payrolls - was last refreshed on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-05 01:30 PM MAY 280K 221K(R) 225K 229K
2015-07-02 01:30 PM JUN 223K 254K(R) 230K 221K
2015-08-07 01:30 PM JUL 215K 231K(R) 223K 215.7K
2015-09-04 01:30 PM AUG 215K 220K 216K
2015-10-02 01:30 PM SEP 203.43
2015-11-06 01:30 PM Oct 199.36


US Economy Adds 215K Jobs In July


American payrolls increased by 215,000 in July and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 215,000 in July, compared with an average monthly gain of 246,000 over the prior 12 months. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for May was revised from +254,000 to +260,000, and the change for June was revised from +223,000 to +231,000. With these revisions, employment gains in May and June combined were 14,000 higher than previously reported. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 235,000 per month.

Employment in retail trade increased by 36,000 in July and has risen by 322,000 over the year. In July, motor vehicle and parts dealers added 13,000 jobs, and employment continued to trend up in general merchandise stores (+6,000).

Health care added 28,000 jobs in July and has added 436,000 jobs over the year. In July, employment rose in hospitals (+16,000).

Professional and technical services added 27,000 jobs in July, with gains in computer systems design and related services (+9,000) and architectural and engineering services (+6,000). Over the past 12 months, professional and technical services has added 301,000 jobs. Management of companies and enterprises added 14,000 jobs over the month.

Employment in financial activities rose by 17,000 in July and has risen by 156,000 over the past 12 months. Insurance carriers and related activities accounted for more than half of the gain in July (+10,000) and over the year (+85,000).

In July, manufacturing employment edged up (+15,000).  Employment in nondurable goods rose by 23,000 over the month, including gains in food manufacturing (+9,000) and in plastics and rubber products (+6,000).

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in July (+29,000) and has increased by 376,000 over the year.

Employment in transportation and warehousing also continued to trend up in July (+14,000) and has risen by 146,000 over the year. Employment in couriers and messengers rose by 3,000 over the month.

Mining employment continued to trend down in July (-5,000). Since a recent high in December 2014, employment in the industry has declined by 78,000, with losses concentrated in support activities for mining.

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

Anna Fedec | anna@tradingeconomics.com
8/7/2015 1:41:11 PM


Recent Releases

US Economy Adds 223K Jobs In June
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, down from a revised 262,000 in May and below market expectations. The unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent from 5.5 percent a month earlier.
Published on 2015-07-02

US Economy Adds 280K Jobs In May
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 280,000 in May, up from a revised 221,000 in April. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.5 percent.
Published on 2015-06-05

US Economy Adds 223K Jobs In April
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, bouncing back after an unexpectedly weak report in March and matching market expectations. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent, the lowest since May 2008.
Published on 2015-05-08

US Economy Adds Only 126K Jobs in March
US nonfarm payrolls increased by 126,000 last month after a downwardly revised 264,000 rise in February, the smallest gain since December of 2013. Meanwhile, the jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent.
Published on 2015-04-03


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 215.00 223.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5.00 4.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 210.00 227.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 2.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 271.00 277.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2269.00 2254.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 190.00 229.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148840.00 148739.00 148840.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8266.00 8299.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5250.00 5430.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.39 1.35 2.80 1.35 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 12.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.37 105.02 105.90 27.56 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.00 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 105696.00 44842.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.50 10.49 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.93 19.84 19.93 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 107.26 107.13 107.26 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 318.86 316.50 318.86 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 [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.20 0.70 1.60 0.20 Percent [+]
Job Offers 5249.00 5357.00 5357.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.10 1.40 28.40 -43.10 [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.24 4.27 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Non Farm Payrolls Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Brazil -157.90 Jul/15 -115.59 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
France 15867.10 Jun/15 15839.80 16433.80 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 4240.00 Jun/15 4231.00 4231.00 3433.00 Thousand [+]
United States 215.00 Jul/15 223.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]