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

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States increased by 223 Thousand in April of 2015 compared to downwardly revised gain of 85 Thousand in March of 2015. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 121.24 Thousand from 1939 until 2015, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
223.00 85.00 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 Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-06 01:30 PM FEB 295K 239K (R) 240K 284K
2015-04-03 01:30 PM Mar 126K 264K (R) 244K 225K
2015-05-08 01:30 PM Apr 223K 85K (R) 224K 203.9K
2015-06-05 01:30 PM MAY 223K 251.9K
2015-07-03 01:30 PM JUN 238.5K
2015-08-07 01:30 PM JUL 239.9K


US Economy Adds 223K Jobs In April


Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, bouncing back after an unexpectedly weak report in March and matching market expectations. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent, the lowest since May 2008.

Job gains occurred in professional and  business services, health care, and construction. Mining employment  continued to decline.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for February was  revised from +264,000 to +266,000, and the change for March was  revised from +126,000 to +85,000. With these revisions,  employment gains in February and March combined were 39,000  lower than previously reported. Over the past 3 months, job  gains have averaged 191,000 per month.

Professional and business services added 62,000 jobs in April. Over the prior 3 months, job gains averaged 35,000 per month. In April, services to buildings and dwellings added 16,000 jobs, following little change in March. Employment continued to trend up in April in computer systems design and related services (+9,000), in business support services (+7,000), and in management and  technical consulting services (+6,000).

Health care employment increased by 45,000 in April. Job growth was distributed among the three major components--ambulatory health care services (+25,000), hospitals (+12,000), and nursing and residential care facilities (+8,000). Over the past year, health care has added  390,000 jobs.

Employment in construction rose by 45,000 in April, after changing  little in March. Over the past 12 months, construction has added 280,000 jobs. In April, job growth was concentrated in specialty trade contractors (+41,000), with employment gains about evenly split between the residential and nonresidential components. Employment declined over the month in nonresidential building construction (-8,000).

In April, employment continued to trend up in transportation and warehousing (+15,000).

Employment in mining fell by 15,000 in April, with most of the job loss in support activities for mining (-10,000) and in oil and gas extraction (-3,000). Since the beginning of the year, employment in mining has declined by 49,000, with losses concentrated in support activities for mining.

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


Anna Fedec | anna@tradingeconomics.com
5/8/2015 1:46:48 PM


Recent Releases

US Economy Adds Only 126K Jobs in March
US nonfarm payrolls increased by 126,000 last month after a downwardly revised 264,000 rise in February, the smallest gain since December of 2013. Meanwhile, the jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent. Published on 2015-04-03

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. Published on 2015-03-06


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 85.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 10.00 -9.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 213.00 94.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 1.00 0.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 274.00 262.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2211.00 2229.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 169.00 175.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148523.00 148331.00 148523.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8549.00 8575.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4921.00 4910.00 5594.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.63 2.80 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.60 12.30 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.90 106.41 106.98 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 61582.00 36594.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.54 10.54 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.78 19.76 19.78 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 106.21 104.91 106.21 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 4994.00 5144.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.84 4.46 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Non Farm Payrolls Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
United States 223.00 Apr/15 85.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]