United States Non Farm Payrolls  1939-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 227 thousand in January of 2017, higher than upwardly revised 157 thousand in December and above market expectation of 175 thousand. Employment increased in retail trade, construction, and financial activities. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for November was revised down from 204,000 to 164,000. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 123.54 Thousand from 1939 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1115 Thousand in September of 1983 and a record low of -1967 Thousand in September of 1945.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-02 01:30 PM Nov 178K 142K 175K 180K
2017-01-06 01:30 PM Dec 156K 204K 178K 173K
2017-02-03 01:30 PM Jan 227K 157K 175K 161K
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 227K 175K
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 180K
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 190.8K




US Economy Adds 227K Jobs In January, Most In 4 Months


Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 227,000 in January of 2017, following an upwardly revised 157,000 in December and beating market expectations of 175,000. It is the strongest job growth in four months as employment increased in retail trade, construction, and financial activities.

Retail trade employment increased by 46,000 over the month and by 229,000 over the year. Three industries added jobs in January--clothing and clothing accessories stores (+18,000), electronics and appliance stores (+8,000), and furniture and home furnishings stores (+6,000).

Employment in construction rose by 36,000 in January, following little change in December. Residential building added 9,000 jobs over the month, and employment continued to trend up among residential specialty trade contractors (+11,000). Over the past 12 months, construction has added 170,000 jobs.

Financial activities added 32,000 jobs in January, with gains in real estate (+10,000), insurance carriers and related activities (+9,000), and credit intermediation and related activities (+9,000). Financial activities added an average of 15,000 jobs per month in 2016.

In January, employment in professional and technical services rose by 23,000, about in line with the average monthly gain in 2016. Over the month, job gains occurred in computer systems design and related services (+13,000).

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in January (+30,000). This industry added 286,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Employment in health care also continued to trend up in January (+18,000), following a gain of 41,000 in December. The industry has added 374,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

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

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 34.4 hours in January. In manufacturing, the workweek edged up by 0.1 hour to 40.8 hours, while overtime edged down by 0.1 hour to 3.2 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was 33.6 hours for the sixth consecutive month. 

In January, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 3 cents to $26.00, following a 6-cent increase in December. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.5 percent. In January, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $21.84.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for November was revised down from +204,000 to +164,000, and the change for December was revised up from +156,000 to +157,000. With these revisions, employment gains in November and December combined were 39,000 lower than previously reported. 

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/3/2017 1:57:08 PM



United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 227.00 157.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 237.00 165.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -10.00 -8.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 5.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2060.00 2077.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 246.00 151.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152081.00 152111.00 152111.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7635.00 7529.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.16 1.15 2.80 1.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.00 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.10 110.60 111.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5040.00 5246.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5501.00 5505.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 45934.00 33627.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.84 21.80 21.84 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.57 3.59 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.70 20.67 20.70 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.30 0.60 32.40 -49.00 [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 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 High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27405.00 27895.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124705.00 124248.00 124705.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.90 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]



United States Non Farm Payrolls Notes

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
227.00 157.00 1115.00 -834.00 1939 - 2017 Thousand Monthly



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