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

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 156 thousand in December of 2016, lower than upwardly revised 204 thousand in November and below market expectation of 178 thousand. Job growth occurred in health care and social assistance. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 123.29 Thousand from 1939 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1115.00 Thousand in September of 1983 and a record low of -1967.00 Thousand in September of 1945.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-04 12:30 PM Oct 161K 191K 175K 180K
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 156K 157.2K
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 177.4K
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 180K




US Job Growth Slows in December


Non Farm Payrolls in the US increased by 156 thousand in December of 2016, lower than upwardly revised 204 thousand in November and below market expectation of 178 thousand. Job growth occurred in health care and social assistance. Job growth totaled 2.2 million in 2016, less than the increase of 2.7 million in 2015.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for October was revised down from +142,000 to +135,000, and the change for November was revised up from +178,000 to +204,000. With these revisions, employment gains in October and November were 19,000 higher than previously reported. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 165,000 per month.

Employment in health care rose by 43,000 in December, with most of the increase occurring in ambulatory health care services (+30,000) and hospitals (+11,000). Health care added an average of 35,000 jobs per month in 2016, roughly in line with the average monthly gain of 39,000 in 2015.

Social assistance added 20,000 jobs in December, reflecting job growth in individual and family services (+21,000). In 2016, social assistance added 92,000 jobs, down from an increase of 162,000 in 2015. 

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in December (+30,000). This industry added 247,000 jobs in 2016, fewer than the 359,000 jobs gained in 2015.

Employment also continued to trend up in transportation and warehousing in December (+15,000). Within the industry, employment expanded by 12,000 in couriers and messengers. In 2016, transportation and warehousing added 62,000 jobs, down from a gain of 110,000 jobs in 2015.

Employment in financial activities continued on an upward trend in December (+13,000). This is in line with the average monthly gains for the industry over the past 2 years.

In December, employment edged up in manufacturing (+17,000), with a gain of 15,000 in the durable goods component. However, since reaching a recent peak in January, manufacturing employment has declined by 63,000.

Employment in professional and business services was little changed in December (+15,000), following an increase of 65,000 in November. The industry added 522,000 jobs in 2016.

Employment in other major industries, including mining, construction, wholesale trade, retail trade, information, and government, changed little in December.


Anna | anna@tradingeconomics.com
1/6/2017 1:38:13 PM



United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 156.00 204.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 12.00 6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 144.00 198.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 17.00 -7.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 234.00 249.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2046.00 2093.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 153.00 215.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152111.00 152085.00 152111.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7529.00 7400.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 -0.10 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.15 1.16 2.80 1.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.90 106.10 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.70 110.50 110.70 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5246.00 5772.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5522.00 5451.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 33627.00 26936.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.80 21.73 21.80 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.73 20.60 20.73 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.52 4.28 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -0.30 2.10 32.40 -49.00 [+]
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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27895.00 27845.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124248.00 124202.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]



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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
156.00 204.00 1115.00 -1967.00 1939 - 2016 Thousand Monthly



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