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

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 248 Thousand in September of 2014 from 180 Thousand in August 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
248.00 180.00 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 Friday, October 24, 2014.


US Jobs Growth Beats Expectations in September


Total nonfarm payroll employment in US increased by 248,000 in September, compared with 180,000 in August, which was revised higher from 142,000. The unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, slipping below 6 percent for the first time since July, 2008.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 248,000 in September, compared with an average monthly gain of 213,000 over the prior 12 months. In September, job growth occurred in professional and business services, retail trade, and health care.

Professional and business services added 81,000 jobs in September, compared with an average gain of 56,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In September, job gains occurred in employment services (+34,000), management and technical consulting services (+12,000), and architectural and engineering services (+6,000). Employment in legal services declined by 5,000 over the month.

Employment in retail trade rose by 35,000 in September. Food and beverage stores added 20,000 jobs, largely reflecting the return of workers who had been off payrolls in August due to employment disruptions at a grocery store chain in New England. Employment in retail trade has increased by 264,000 over the past 12 months.

Health care added 23,000 jobs in September, in line with the prior 12-month average gain of 20,000 jobs per month. In September, employment rose in home health care services (+7,000) and hospitals (+6,000).

Employment in information increased by 12,000 in September, with a gain of 5,000 in telecommunications. Over the year, employment in information has shown little net change.

Mining employment rose by 9,000 in September, with the majority of the increase occurring in support activities for mining (+7,000). Over the year, mining has added 50,000 jobs.

Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in September (+20,000) and is up by 290,000 over the year.

In September, construction employment continued on an upward trend (+16,000). Within the industry, employment in residential building increased by 6,000. Over the year, construction has added 230,000 jobs.

Employment in financial activities continued to trend up in September (+12,000) and has added 89,000 jobs over the year. In September, job growth occurred in insurance carriers and related activities (+6,000) and in securities, commodity contracts, and investments (+5,000).

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

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised from +212,000 to +243,000, and the change for August was revised from +142,000 to +180,000. With these revisions, employment gains in July and August combined were 69,000 more than previously reported.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | anna@tradingeconomics.com
10/3/2014 1:54:25 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 248K 180K (R) 215K 192K
2014-11-07 01:30 PM United States
Non Farm Payrolls
Oct 2014 248K 236K


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 248.00 180.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 12.00 5.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 236.00 175.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 -4.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 283.00 288.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2351.00 2382.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 213.00 202.00 336.70 -842.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 146600.00 146368.00 146600.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9262.00 9591.00 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 13.00 13.60 19.60 7.80 Percent [+]
Productivity 105.97 105.36 106.57 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.00 0.30 0.60 -0.15 Percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 Percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 30477.00 40010.00 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 105.09 105.10 105.10 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 [+]
Job Offers 4835.00 4605.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]