United States Non Farm Payrolls 1939-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 295 Thousand in February 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
295.00 239.00 1114.00 -1966.00 1939 - 2015 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 Tuesday, March 31, 2015.


US Economy Adds 295K Jobs in February


US nonfarm payrolls increased by 295,000 last month after a downwardly revised 239,000 rise in January. Meanwhile, the jobless rate edged down to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent.

Job gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, health care, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in mining was down over the month.

After revision, the change in total nonfarm payroll employment for December remained at +329,000, and the change for January was revised from +257,000 to +239,000. With these revisions, employment gains in December and January were 18,000 lower than previously reported. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 288,000 per month.

In February, food services and drinking places added 59,000 jobs. The industry had added an average of 35,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months.

Employment in professional and business services increased by 51,000 in February and has risen by 660,000 over the year. In February, employment continued to trend up in management and technical consulting services (+7,000), computer systems design and related services (+5,000), and architectural and engineering services (+5,000).

Construction added 29,000 jobs in February. Employment in specialty trade contractors rose by 27,000, mostly in the residential component. Over the past 12 months, construction has added 321,000 jobs.

In February, employment in health care rose by 24,000, with gains in ambulatory care services (+20,000) and hospitals (+9,000). Health care had added an average of 29,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months.

Transportation and warehousing added 19,000 jobs in February, with most of the gain occurring in couriers and messengers (+12,000). Employment in transportation and warehousing grew by an average of 14,000 per month over the prior 12 months.

Employment in retail trade continued to trend up in February (+32,000) and has grown by 319,000 over the year.

Manufacturing employment continued to trend up in February (+8,000). Within the industry, petroleum and coal products lost 6,000 jobs, largely due to a strike.

Employment in mining decreased by 9,000 in February, with most of the decline in support activities for mining (-7,000).

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

BLS | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/6/2015 1:41:26 PM


Recent Releases

US Job Growth Beats Estimates in January
US nonfarm payrolls increased by 257,000 last month after a upwardly revised 329,000 rise in December. Meanwhile, the jobless rate edged up to 5.7 percent from 5.6 percent as more unemployed started looking for work. Published on 2015-02-06

US Adds 252K Jobs in December
US nonfarm payrolls increased 252,000 last month after a revised 353,000 jump in November, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent from 5.8 percent. Published on 2015-01-09


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-09 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  DEC
252K 353K (R) 240K 250K
2015-02-06 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  Jan
257K 329K (R) 234K 220K
2015-03-06 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  FEB
295K 239K (R) 240K 284K
2015-04-03 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  Mar
295K 244K 265.5K
2015-05-08 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  Apr
243.9K
2015-06-05 01:30 PM
Non Farm Payrolls  MAY
251.9K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 295.00 239.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 7.00 2.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 288.00 237.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 8.00 21.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 282.00 325.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2416.00 2428.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 212.00 250.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148297.00 148201.00 148297.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8705.00 319500.00 443394.58 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5053.00 4373.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.78 1.78 2.80 1.78 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 12.20 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.40 107.07 107.07 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.50 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.60 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 50579.00 53041.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.54 10.55 10.55 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.70 19.70 27550.00 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 14087.74 104.91 16778.13 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 318.86 316.50 318.86 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 [+]
Job Offers 4998.00 4877.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]
Wage Growth 4.92 5.32 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Non Farm Payrolls Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
United States 295.00 Feb/15 239.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]