United States: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

138,511 139,343 140,099 141,286 142,233 142,717 141,774 141,973 142,520 143,689 144,122 144,116 141,865

2016

141,150 141,992 142,895 143,934 144,555 145,199 144,183 144,413 145,052 (P) 145,920 (P) 146,399    

Mining and Logging

 

2015

877 861 848 834 821 825 825 814 799 792 776 765 820

2016

740 718 703 691 689 690 693 690 688 (P) 691 (P) 692    

Construction

 

2015

5,953 5,962 6,051 6,296 6,482 6,621 6,703 6,734 6,678 6,713 6,654 6,507 6,446

2016

6,212 6,213 6,355 6,561 6,698 6,847 6,915 6,919 6,886 (P) 6,891 (P) 6,813    

Manufacturing

 

2015

12,203 12,219 12,254 12,261 12,308 12,407 12,407 12,409 12,363 12,340 12,317 12,323 12,318

2016

12,245 12,238 12,230 12,239 12,253 12,372 12,375 12,365 12,307 (P) 12,289 (P) 12,273    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

26,544 26,344 26,449 26,570 26,791 26,955 26,969 26,960 26,889 27,109 27,596 27,867 26,920

2016

26,997 26,827 26,965 27,061 27,216 27,364 27,347 27,356 27,281 (P) 27,465 (P) 27,919    

Information

 

2015

2,703 2,729 2,730 2,743 2,748 2,755 2,767 2,768 2,756 2,770 2,767 2,768 2,750

2016

2,726 2,764 2,778 2,785 2,740 2,797 2,791 2,788 2,772 (P) 2,776 (P) 2,773    

Financial Activities

 

2015

8,008 8,016 8,037 8,049 8,084 8,168 8,210 8,208 8,157 8,170 8,183 8,201 8,124

2016

8,155 8,158 8,185 8,210 8,250 8,338 8,379 8,380 8,329 (P) 8,336 (P) 8,337    

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

19,033 19,137 19,233 19,491 19,607 19,797 19,837 19,883 19,837 20,050 20,081 20,079 19,672

2016

19,643 19,724 19,829 20,088 20,138 20,344 20,372 20,422 20,451 (P) 20,601 (P) 20,669    

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

21,601 21,887 21,973 22,091 22,038 21,829 21,750 21,791 22,102 22,470 22,569 22,559 22,055

2016

22,261 22,581 22,673 22,755 22,696 22,483 22,371 22,424 22,738 (P) 23,050 (P) 23,145    

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

14,234 14,374 14,599 14,938 15,348 15,742 15,844 15,802 15,389 15,233 15,034 15,000 15,128

2016

14,661 14,795 15,041 15,367 15,716 16,179 16,258 16,209 15,748 (P) 15,518 (P) 15,327    

Other Services

 

2015

5,532 5,555 5,577 5,610 5,652 5,687 5,702 5,660 5,614 5,637 5,634 5,641 5,625

2016

5,589 5,626 5,654 5,682 5,703 5,760 5,758 5,735 5,700 (P) 5,715 (P) 5,709    

Government

 

2015

21,823 22,259 22,348 22,403 22,354 21,931 20,760 20,944 21,936 22,405 22,511 22,406 22,007

2016

21,921 22,348 22,482 22,495 22,456 22,025 20,924 21,125 22,152 (P) 22,588 (P) 22,742    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
(not seasonally adjusted data, in thousands)

United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

(1) 156,050 156,213 156,318 156,554 157,719 158,283 158,527 157,390 156,607 157,313 157,340 157,245 157,130

2016

(1) 157,347 158,279 158,854 158,488 158,800 160,135 160,705 159,800 159,636 159,783 159,451    

Employment

 

2015

(1) 146,552 147,118 147,635 148,587 149,349 149,645 149,722 149,228 148,980 149,716 149,766 149,703 148,834

2016

(1) 149,037 150,060 150,738 151,075 151,594 151,990 152,437 151,804 151,977 152,335 152,385    

Unemployment

 

2015

9,498 9,095 8,682 7,966 8,370 8,638 8,805 8,162 7,628 7,597 7,573 7,542 8,296

2016

8,309 8,219 8,116 7,413 7,207 8,144 8,267 7,996 7,658 7,447 7,066    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

6.1 5.8 5.6 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.3

2016

5.3 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.5 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.4    

Footnotes
(1) Data affected by changes in population controls.