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

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 38,000 in May of 2016, lower than a downwardly revised 123,000 in the previous month and well below market expectations of 164,000. Job growth occurred in health care while mining continued to lose jobs, and a strike in Verizon led to job losses in information. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 122.81 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
38.00 123.00 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-01 12:30 PM Mar 215K 245K 205K 215K
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 38K 170K
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 220K
2016-09-02 12:30 PM Aug 200K

US Economy Adds The Least Jobs in More than 5 Years


Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 38,000 in May of 2016, lower than a downwardly revised 123,000 in the previous month and well below market expectations of 164,000. Job growth occurred in health care while mining continued to lose jobs, and a strike in Verizon led to job losses in information.

Health care added 46,000 jobs in May, with increases occurring in ambulatory health care services (+24,000), hospitals (+17,000), and nursing care facilities (+5,000). Over the year, health care employment has increased by 487,000.

In May, mining employment continued to decline (-10,000). Since reaching a peak in September 2014, mining has lost 207,000 jobs. Support activities for mining accounted for three-fourths of the jobs lost during this period, including 6,000 in May.

Employment in information declined by 34,000 in May. About 35,000 workers in the telecommunications industry were on strike and not on company payrolls during the survey reference period.

Within manufacturing, employment in durable goods declined by 18,000 in May, with job losses of 7,000 in machinery and 3,000 in furniture and related products.

Employment in professional and business services changed little in May (+10,000), after increasing by 55,000 in April. Within the industry, professional and technical services added 26,000 jobs in May, in line with average monthly gains over the prior 12 months. Employment in temporary help services was little changed over the month (-21,000) but is down by 64,000 thus far this year.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, financial activities, leisure and hospitality, and government, changed little over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 34.4 hours in May. The manufacturing workweek increased by 0.1 hour to 40.8 hours, and manufacturing overtime was unchanged at 3.2 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 33.6 hours. 

In May, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 5 cents to $25.59, following an increase of 9 cents in April. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.5 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 3 cents to $21.49 in May. 

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/3/2016 1:49:46 PM

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 38.00 123.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 25.00 171.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 13.00 -11.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -10.00 2.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 259.00 277.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2142.00 2157.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 173.00 205.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151030.00 151004.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7436.00 7920.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.19 1.29 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.80 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 6077.00 5729.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5788.00 5670.00 5788.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 30157.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.49 21.46 21.49 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.41 20.40 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.20 4.34 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -4.80 -0.90 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 27936.00 27797.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1750.00 1650.00 1750.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4140.00 4090.00 4140.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2600.00 2740.00 2740.00 2600.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1620.00 1670.00 1670.00 1620.00 USD/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 123135.00 123194.00 123447.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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