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

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 214 Thousand in October of 2014 from 265 Thousand in September 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
214.00 265.00 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 Saturday, November 22, 2014.


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.

Employment gains exceeded 200,000 for a ninth straight month. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for August was revised from +180,000 to +203,000, and the change for September was revised from +248,000 to +256,000. With these revisions, employment gains in August and September combined were 31,000 more than previously reported.

Food services and drinking places added 42,000 jobs in October, compared with an average gain of 26,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months.

Employment in retail trade rose by 27,000 in October. Within the industry, employment grew in general merchandise stores (+12,000) and automobile dealers (+4,000). Retail trade has added 249,000 jobs over the past year. 

Health care added 25,000 jobs in October, about in line with the prior 12-month average gain of 21,000 jobs per month. In October, employment rose in ambulatory health care services (+19,000). 

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up over the month (+37,000).  Over the prior 12 months, job gains averaged 56,000 per month. In October, employment continued to trend up in temporary help services (+15,000) and in computer systems design and related services (+7,000). 

In October, manufacturing employment continued on an upward trend (+15,000). Within the industry, job gains occurred in machinery (+5,000), furniture and related products (+4,000), and semiconductors and electronic components (+2,000). Over the year, manufacturing has added 170,000 jobs, largely in durable goods.

Employment also continued to trend up in transportation and warehousing (+13,000) and construction (+12,000). 

Employment in other major industries, including mining and logging, wholesale trade, information, financial activities, and government, showed little change over the month.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | anna@tradingeconomics.com
11/7/2014 1:45:46 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-05 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  AUG 2014
142K 212K (R) 225K 227K
2014-10-03 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  SEP 2014
248K 180K (R) 215K 192K
2014-11-07 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  Oct 2014
214K 265K (R) 231K 236K
2014-12-05 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  NOV 2014
214K 214.3K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 214.00 265.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5.00 12.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 209.00 244.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 9.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 291.00 288.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2330.00 2356.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 230.00 225.00 336.70 -842.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 147283.00 146600.00 147283.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8995.00 9262.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4762.00 5000.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.02 1.98 2.80 1.98 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.70 13.70 19.60 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.62 106.11 106.62 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.00 0.60 -0.15 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 51183.00 30477.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.32 10.34 10.41 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.59 19.61 19.61 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 105.05 104.96 105.10 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 4735.00 4853.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]