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

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States decreased to 142 Thousand in August of 2014 from 212 Thousand in July 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.

   
 
 

United States Non Farm Payrolls


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
142.00 212.00 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 Thursday, September 18, 2014.


US Payrolls Growth Disappoints in August


United States economy added only 142,000 jobs in August, compared with an average monthly gain of 212,000 over the prior 12 months. It was the smallest gain this year. Job growth occurred in professional and business services and in health care.

Professional and business services added 47,000 jobs in August and has added 639,000 over the past year. In August, management of companies and enterprises gained 8,000 jobs. Employment continued to trend up over the month in administrative and support services (+23,000), architectural and engineering services (+3,000), and in management and technical consulting services (+3,000).

Employment in health care increased by 34,000 in August. Within the industry, offices of physicians and hospitals added 8,000 jobs and 7,000 jobs, respectively. Social assistance employment continued to trend up over the month (+9,000) and has expanded by 104,000 over the year.

Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in August (+22,000) and is up by 289,000 over the year.

Construction employment continued to trend up in August (+20,000). This is in line with its average monthly job gain of 18,000 over the prior 12 months. In August, employment trended up in specialty trade contractors (+12,000) and construction of buildings (+7,000).

Manufacturing employment was unchanged in August, following an increase of 28,000 in July. Motor vehicles and parts lost 5,000 jobs in August, after adding 13,000 jobs in July. Auto manufacturers laid off fewer workers than usual for factory retooling in July, and fewer workers than usual were recalled in August. Elsewhere in manufacturing, there were job gains in August in computer and peripheral equipment (+3,000) and in nonmetallic mineral products (+3,000), and job losses in electronic instruments (-2,000).
 
In August, retail trade employment was little changed (-8,000). Food and beverage stores lost 17,000 jobs; this industry was impacted by employment disruptions at a grocery store chain in New England. Elsewhere in retail trade, automobile dealers added 5,000 jobs.

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

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for June was revised from +298,000 to +267,000, and the change for July was revised from +209,000 to +212,000. With these revisions, employment gains in June and July combined were 28,000 less than previously reported.

BLS | anna@tradingeconomics.com
9/5/2014 3:37:58 PM


Recent Releases

US Payrolls Rise Less Than Expected in July
United States added 209,000 jobs in July, the same as its average monthly gain over the prior 12 months. Employment grew in professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade, and construction. Published on 2014-08-01

US Non-Farm Payrolls Beat Expectations in June
United States added 288,000 jobs in June, up from 224,000 in the previous month. Over the past 3 months, job growth has averaged 272,000 per month. Employment growth was widespread, led by gains in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and health care. Published on 2014-07-03


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-06 01:30 PM United States
Non Farm Payrolls
MAY 2014 217K 282K (R) 218K 247K
2014-07-03 01:30 PM United States
Non Farm Payrolls
JUN 2014 288K 224K (R) 212K 202K
2014-08-01 01:30 PM United States
Non Farm Payrolls
JUL 2014 209K 298K (R) 235K 262K
2014-09-05 01:30 PM United States
Non Farm Payrolls
AUG 2014 142K 212K (R) 225K 227K
2014-10-03 01:30 PM United States
Non Farm Payrolls
SEP 2014 142K 192K


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 142.00 212.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 8.00 -1.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 134.00 213.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 0.00 28.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 315.00 304.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2487.00 2519.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 204.00 212.00 336.70 -842.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 146368.00 146352.00 146595.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9591.00 9671.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4712.00 4630.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.02 1.98 2.80 1.98 Percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.60 13.30 19.60 7.80 Percent [+]
Productivity 106.25 103.81 106.57 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.10 0.60 -0.15 Percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 106.22 103.81 67.30 58.10 Percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 40010.00 46887.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.29 10.29 10.41 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.60 19.50 19.60 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 106.25 103.81 105.33 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 [+]


Non Farm Payrolls Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
United States 142.00 Aug/14 212.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]





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