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

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 287,000 in June of 2016, much higher than a downwardly revised 11,000 in May when a strike in Verizon led to job losses in information. Figures came well above market expectations of 175,000, easing concerns about labour market strength. Job growth occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities and information, largely reflecting the return of workers from the strike. 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
287.00 11.00 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-06 12:30 PM Apr 160K 208K 202K 208K
2016-06-03 12:30 PM May 38K 123K 164K 177K
2016-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 287K 11K 175K 170K
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 287K 180K 190K
2016-09-02 12:30 PM Aug 200K
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 189K

US Job Growth Strongest in 8-Months


Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 287,000 in June of 2016, much higher than a downwardly revised 11,000 in May when a strike in Verizon led to job losses in information. Figures came well above market expectations of 175,000, easing concerns about labour market strength. Job growth occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities and information, largely reflecting the return of workers from the strike.

Leisure and hospitality added 59,000 jobs in June, following little employment change in the prior month. In June, employment increased in performing arts and spectator sports (+14,000), after edging down in May. Employment in food services and drinking places changed little over the month (+22,000). Job gains in leisure and hospitality have averaged 27,000 per month thus far this year, down from an average of 37,000 in 2015, reflecting slower job growth in food services and drinking places. 

Health care and social assistance added 58,000 jobs in June. Health care employment increased by 39,000 over the month. Job gains occurred in ambulatory health care services (+19,000) and hospitals (+15,000), about in line with average monthly gains over the prior 12 months in each industry. Within social assistance, child day care services added 15,000 jobs in June.

Employment in financial activities rose by 16,000 in June and has risen by 163,000 over the year.

Employment in information increased by 44,000 in June. Employment rose in telecommunications (+28,000), largely reflecting the return of workers from a strike. Employment increased in motion picture and sound recording industries (+11,000), after a decrease of similar magnitude in May. 

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in June (+38,000). Thus far this year, the industry has added an average of 30,000 jobs per month, compared with an average monthly gain of 52,000 in 2015. 

Employment in retail trade edged up by 30,000 in June, after changing little over the prior 2 months. In June, job gains occurred in general merchandise stores (+9,000) and in health and personal care stores (+5,000). Retail trade has added 313,000 jobs over the year.

Employment in mining continued to trend down in June (-6,000). Since reaching a peak in September 2014, mining has lost 211,000 jobs.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and government, showed little or no change in June.

In June, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was 34.4 hours for the fifth consecutive month. The manufacturing workweek (40.7 hours) and manufacturing overtime (3.3 hours) were also unchanged over the month. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 33.6 hours. 

In June, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged up (+2 cents) to $25.61, following a 6-cent increase in May. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.6 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $21.51 in June. 

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/8/2016 1:44:55 PM

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 287.00 11.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 265.00 -6.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 22.00 17.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 14.00 -16.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 266.00 252.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2139.00 2132.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 172.00 168.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151097.00 151030.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7783.00 7436.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.25 1.19 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 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 5499.00 6077.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5500.00 5845.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 38536.00 30157.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.51 21.49 21.51 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 5.20 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.37 20.41 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
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 -1.90 -3.60 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27445.00 27936.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 123586.00 123135.00 123586.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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