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

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States remained unchanged in June of 2015 compared to 254 thousand in May of 2015. Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 121.56 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.

  
United States Non Farm Payrolls
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
223.00 254.00 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 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. Content for - United States Non Farm Payrolls - was last refreshed on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-08 01:30 PM Apr 223K 85K (R) 224K 203.9K
2015-06-05 01:30 PM MAY 280K 221K (R) 225K 229K
2015-07-02 01:30 PM JUN 223K 254K (R) 230K 221K
2015-08-07 01:30 PM JUL 223K 218K 215.7K
2015-09-04 01:30 PM AUG 178.2K
2015-10-02 01:30 PM SEP 250K


US Economy Adds 223K Jobs In June


Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, down from a revised 262,000 in May and below market expectations. The unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent from 5.5 percent a month earlier.

Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing. 

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for April was revised from +221,000 to +187,000, and the change for May was revised from +280,000 to +254,000. With these revisions, employment gains in April and May combined were 60,000 lower than previously reported. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 221,000 per month.

Employment in professional and business services increased by 64,000 in June, about in line with the average monthly gain of 57,000 over the prior 12 months. In June,  employment continued to trend up in temporary help services (+20,000), in architectural  and engineering services (+4,000), and in computer systems design and related services (+4,000).

Health care added 40,000 jobs in June. Job gains were distributed among the three component industries--ambulatory care services (+23,000), hospitals (+11,000), and nursing and residential care facilities (+7,000). Employment in health care had grown by an average of 34,000 per month over the prior 12 months.

Employment in retail trade increased by 33,000 in June and has risen by 300,000 over the year. In June, general merchandise stores added 10,000 jobs.

In June, employment in financial activities increased by 20,000, with most of the increase in insurance carriers and related activities (+9,000) and in securities, commodity contracts, and investments (+7,000). Commercial banking employment declined by 6,000. Employment in financial activities has grown by 159,000 over the year, with insurance accounting for about half of the gain.

Transportation and warehousing added 17,000 jobs in June. Employment in truck transportation continued to trend up over the month (+7,000) and has increased by 19,000 over the past 3 months.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in June (+30,000) and has increased by 355,000 over the year.

Employment in mining continued to trend down in June (-4,000). Since a recent high in December 2014, employment in mining has declined by 71,000, with losses concentrated in support activities for mining.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, information, and government, showed little or no change over the month.


US Bureau of Labor Statistics | anna@tradingeconomics.com
7/2/2015 1:42:46 PM


Recent Releases

US Economy Adds 280K Jobs In May
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 280,000 in May, up from a revised 221,000 in April. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.5 percent.
Published on 2015-06-05

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.
Published on 2015-05-08

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 5.30 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 254.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 0.00 4.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 223.00 262.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 7.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 267.00 255.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2262.00 2207.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 237.00 203.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148739.00 148795.00 148795.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8299.00 8674.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5430.00 5851.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.35 1.59 2.80 1.35 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.10 12.20 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.57 106.41 106.98 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.00 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 44842.00 41034.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.49 10.53 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.84 19.80 19.84 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 107.00 104.91 107.00 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 [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.20 0.70 1.60 0.20 Percent [+]
Job Offers 5363.00 5334.00 5363.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 0.80 0.90 28.40 -43.10 [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.04 4.62 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Non Farm Payrolls Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Brazil -111.19 Jun/15 -115.59 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
United States 223.00 Jun/15 254.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]