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Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September 2021

October 13, 2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 194,000 in September 2021. Thus far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 561,000. Nonfarm employment has increased by 17.4 million since a recent trough in April 2020 but is down by 5.0 million, or 3.3 percent, from its pre-pandemic level in February 2020. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in public education declined over the month.

Employment levels by industry, seasonally adjusted
Month Total nonfarm Total private Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation and warehousing

Sep 2011

132,358,000 110,375,000 814,000 5,584,000 11,769,000 5,492,600 14,743,800 4,315,900

Oct 2011

132,562,000 110,564,000 820,000 5,588,000 11,780,000 5,507,500 14,749,500 4,324,100

Nov 2011

132,694,000 110,723,000 824,000 5,593,000 11,770,000 5,515,000 14,754,800 4,328,200

Dec 2011

132,896,000 110,942,000 831,000 5,611,000 11,802,000 5,534,700 14,747,000 4,328,300

Jan 2012

133,250,000 111,304,000 840,000 5,626,000 11,838,000 5,550,300 14,817,100 4,346,300

Feb 2012

133,512,000 111,565,000 845,000 5,629,000 11,860,000 5,562,400 14,795,300 4,372,200

Mar 2012

133,752,000 111,809,000 849,000 5,625,000 11,898,000 5,568,800 14,826,100 4,377,000

Apr 2012

133,834,000 111,903,000 850,000 5,618,000 11,916,000 5,582,700 14,837,700 4,364,900

May 2012

133,934,000 112,023,000 855,000 5,604,000 11,927,000 5,593,200 14,834,400 4,397,500

Jun 2012

134,007,000 112,077,000 854,000 5,621,000 11,936,000 5,598,900 14,817,500 4,397,700

Jul 2012

134,159,000 112,246,000 851,000 5,632,000 11,964,000 5,609,800 14,812,400 4,409,900

Aug 2012

134,331,000 112,415,000 851,000 5,648,000 11,960,000 5,609,700 14,817,400 4,422,200

Sep 2012

134,518,000 112,593,000 846,000 5,661,000 11,954,000 5,606,700 14,853,700 4,426,100

Oct 2012

134,677,000 112,774,000 837,000 5,674,000 11,961,000 5,617,300 14,869,000 4,436,600

Nov 2012

134,833,000 112,950,000 843,000 5,684,000 11,950,000 5,620,600 14,944,700 4,428,100

Dec 2012

135,072,000 113,185,000 848,000 5,724,000 11,960,000 5,626,600 14,913,800 4,463,700

Jan 2013

135,263,000 113,394,000 851,000 5,746,000 11,983,000 5,640,300 14,936,300 4,465,000

Feb 2013

135,541,000 113,660,000 858,000 5,784,000 11,996,000 5,643,400 14,951,400 4,463,300

Mar 2013

135,680,000 113,810,000 859,000 5,802,000 11,999,000 5,645,600 14,949,100 4,456,900

Apr 2013

135,871,000 114,002,000 857,000 5,796,000 12,000,000 5,645,400 14,968,200 4,471,400

May 2013

136,093,000 114,229,000 862,000 5,829,000 12,000,000 5,650,100 15,002,000 4,467,500

Jun 2013

136,274,000 114,434,000 865,000 5,855,000 12,004,000 5,655,800 15,048,500 4,471,800

Jul 2013

136,386,000 114,571,000 862,000 5,859,000 11,984,000 5,662,900 15,089,700 4,463,900

Aug 2013

136,628,000 114,797,000 864,000 5,878,000 12,014,000 5,669,000 15,129,500 4,479,800

Sep 2013

136,815,000 114,980,000 868,000 5,910,000 12,032,000 5,681,800 15,162,700 4,506,200

Oct 2013

137,040,000 115,210,000 870,000 5,931,000 12,056,000 5,669,900 15,196,300 4,512,200

Nov 2013

137,304,000 115,461,000 869,000 5,963,000 12,079,000 5,681,300 15,212,300 4,529,800

Dec 2013

137,373,000 115,553,000 866,000 5,932,000 12,083,000 5,687,100 15,287,700 4,541,200

Jan 2014

137,548,000 115,734,000 871,000 5,985,000 12,081,000 5,702,500 15,262,900 4,561,900

Feb 2014

137,714,000 115,889,000 875,000 6,007,000 12,106,000 5,708,700 15,243,700 4,556,800

Mar 2014

137,968,000 116,135,000 879,000 6,038,000 12,120,000 5,713,800 15,248,100 4,572,600

Apr 2014

138,293,000 116,440,000 886,000 6,084,000 12,134,000 5,728,400 15,303,000 4,586,500

May 2014

138,511,000 116,679,000 887,000 6,109,000 12,146,000 5,735,200 15,322,900 4,614,800

Jun 2014

138,837,000 116,942,000 892,000 6,133,000 12,170,000 5,746,400 15,351,800 4,634,000

Jul 2014

139,069,000 117,168,000 897,000 6,178,000 12,189,000 5,749,300 15,374,900 4,661,500

Aug 2014

139,257,000 117,402,000 898,000 6,210,000 12,208,000 5,747,400 15,386,200 4,676,200

Sep 2014

139,566,000 117,669,000 903,000 6,242,000 12,226,000 5,754,700 15,418,900 4,690,100

Oct 2014

139,818,000 117,901,000 901,000 6,259,000 12,259,000 5,757,200 15,469,700 4,710,000

Nov 2014

140,109,000 118,177,000 900,000 6,272,000 12,284,000 5,760,200 15,502,900 4,732,600

Dec 2014

140,377,000 118,430,000 896,000 6,293,000 12,292,000 5,767,800 15,510,500 4,760,500

Jan 2015

140,568,000 118,608,000 888,000 6,320,000 12,292,000 5,768,800 15,520,200 4,769,800

Feb 2015

140,839,000 118,861,000 875,000 6,361,000 12,301,000 5,781,100 15,535,100 4,786,000

Mar 2015

140,910,000 118,940,000 859,000 6,334,000 12,312,000 5,782,900 15,547,700 4,799,000

Apr 2015

141,194,000 119,189,000 843,000 6,392,000 12,318,000 5,779,300 15,566,900 4,805,900

May 2015

141,525,000 119,513,000 820,000 6,427,000 12,333,000 5,786,800 15,595,900 4,828,100

Jun 2015

141,699,000 119,684,000 816,000 6,441,000 12,334,000 5,784,500 15,618,700 4,855,200

Jul 2015

142,001,000 119,951,000 805,000 6,472,000 12,349,000 5,785,000 15,639,000 4,878,600

Aug 2015

142,126,000 120,066,000 794,000 6,490,000 12,345,000 5,785,400 15,637,700 4,889,400

Sep 2015

142,281,000 120,241,000 779,000 6,508,000 12,354,000 5,775,800 15,642,900 4,898,400

Oct 2015

142,587,000 120,531,000 771,000 6,547,000 12,362,000 5,777,300 15,675,400 4,898,800

Nov 2015

142,824,000 120,743,000 756,000 6,598,000 12,357,000 5,778,200 15,695,000 4,914,700

Dec 2015

143,097,000 121,000,000 746,000 6,630,000 12,362,000 5,776,500 15,699,000 4,946,000

Jan 2016

143,205,000 121,091,000 732,000 6,631,000 12,383,000 5,778,000 15,723,600 4,914,500

Feb 2016

143,417,000 121,279,000 711,000 6,640,000 12,365,000 5,776,900 15,772,100 4,930,300

Mar 2016

143,654,000 121,476,000 691,000 6,678,000 12,342,000 5,779,900 15,811,200 4,948,900

Apr 2016

143,851,000 121,667,000 677,000 6,702,000 12,353,000 5,785,100 15,811,800 4,964,800

May 2016

143,892,000 121,693,000 666,000 6,689,000 12,332,000 5,783,500 15,817,800 4,979,900

Jun 2016

144,150,000 121,970,000 656,000 6,701,000 12,350,000 5,779,800 15,846,800 4,984,100

Jul 2016

144,521,000 122,232,000 651,000 6,735,000 12,372,000 5,781,300 15,865,900 5,009,200

Aug 2016

144,664,000 122,380,000 647,000 6,736,000 12,348,000 5,784,200 15,877,300 5,035,800

Sep 2016

144,953,000 122,630,000 645,000 6,768,000 12,347,000 5,796,100 15,883,300 5,030,800

Oct 2016

145,071,000 122,776,000 644,000 6,799,000 12,345,000 5,797,500 15,890,700 5,047,400

Nov 2016

145,201,000 122,924,000 647,000 6,823,000 12,342,000 5,800,300 15,857,200 5,064,800

Dec 2016

145,415,000 123,111,000 649,000 6,818,000 12,355,000 5,796,900 15,882,700 5,096,900

Jan 2017

145,612,000 123,304,000 649,000 6,839,000 12,367,000 5,800,900 15,920,000 5,080,300

Feb 2017

145,795,000 123,475,000 656,000 6,886,000 12,382,000 5,803,600 15,877,900 5,101,500

Mar 2017

145,934,000 123,609,000 659,000 6,907,000 12,393,000 5,807,300 15,862,000 5,116,700

Apr 2017

146,154,000 123,816,000 668,000 6,917,000 12,405,000 5,810,900 15,854,300 5,130,900

May 2017

146,295,000 123,961,000 673,000 6,926,000 12,406,000 5,806,300 15,829,800 5,153,200

Jun 2017

146,506,000 124,163,000 677,000 6,954,000 12,418,000 5,813,300 15,835,300 5,166,200

Jul 2017

146,734,000 124,371,000 679,000 6,958,000 12,419,000 5,814,200 15,830,300 5,177,900

Aug 2017

146,924,000 124,553,000 684,000 6,989,000 12,460,000 5,813,200 15,822,800 5,193,300

Sep 2017

146,966,000 124,580,000 685,000 7,003,000 12,470,000 5,815,900 15,814,800 5,223,500

Oct 2017

147,215,000 124,841,000 687,000 7,029,000 12,491,000 5,820,900 15,816,700 5,249,800

Nov 2017

147,411,000 125,022,000 692,000 7,072,000 12,510,000 5,821,700 15,812,300 5,257,700

Dec 2017

147,590,000 125,195,000 693,000 7,104,000 12,539,000 5,826,600 15,806,000 5,278,300

Jan 2018

147,671,000 125,307,000 699,000 7,107,000 12,559,000 5,820,900 15,783,500 5,286,700

Feb 2018

148,049,000 125,652,000 706,000 7,194,000 12,589,000 5,823,500 15,818,100 5,325,200

Mar 2018

148,244,000 125,841,000 714,000 7,203,000 12,610,000 5,836,900 15,832,100 5,357,000

Apr 2018

148,397,000 125,977,000 721,000 7,224,000 12,636,000 5,815,900 15,831,300 5,369,000

May 2018

148,667,000 126,235,000 724,000 7,263,000 12,657,000 5,819,100 15,841,900 5,391,200

Jun 2018

148,881,000 126,424,000 730,000 7,279,000 12,686,000 5,825,600 15,803,200 5,411,300

Jul 2018

149,030,000 126,566,000 730,000 7,303,000 12,707,000 5,837,200 15,792,900 5,426,400

Aug 2018

149,259,000 126,774,000 737,000 7,332,000 12,719,000 5,856,900 15,783,700 5,462,100

Sep 2018

149,364,000 126,870,000 739,000 7,355,000 12,740,000 5,854,000 15,741,800 5,490,400

Oct 2018

149,576,000 127,082,000 742,000 7,379,000 12,764,000 5,856,500 15,711,300 5,524,300

Nov 2018

149,668,000 127,191,000 736,000 7,386,000 12,779,000 5,865,000 15,723,000 5,547,300

Dec 2018

149,908,000 127,392,000 742,000 7,416,000 12,802,000 5,872,100 15,705,300 5,529,500

Jan 2019

150,145,000 127,628,000 746,000 7,446,000 12,828,000 5,877,700 15,693,500 5,585,400

Feb 2019

150,095,000 127,598,000 741,000 7,415,000 12,830,000 5,885,100 15,663,700 5,589,100

Mar 2019

150,263,000 127,739,000 740,000 7,439,000 12,826,000 5,881,500 15,641,200 5,598,000

Apr 2019

150,482,000 127,919,000 737,000 7,471,000 12,825,000 5,889,000 15,623,300 5,614,300

May 2019

150,545,000 127,989,000 738,000 7,478,000 12,817,000 5,889,700 15,608,400 5,628,200

Jun 2019

150,720,000 128,158,000 734,000 7,499,000 12,822,000 5,886,800 15,598,400 5,662,600

Jul 2019

150,913,000 128,306,000 727,000 7,503,000 12,820,000 5,890,000 15,595,400 5,676,100

Aug 2019

151,108,000 128,445,000 719,000 7,506,000 12,820,000 5,887,300 15,576,100 5,683,500

Sep 2019

151,329,000 128,639,000 718,000 7,524,000 12,814,000 5,889,600 15,584,500 5,705,400

Oct 2019

151,524,000 128,832,000 719,000 7,544,000 12,769,000 5,895,300 15,608,400 5,724,700

Nov 2019

151,758,000 129,042,000 707,000 7,546,000 12,818,000 5,893,400 15,576,000 5,747,700

Dec 2019

151,919,000 129,190,000 694,000 7,557,000 12,809,000 5,899,100 15,619,100 5,761,000

Jan 2020

152,234,000 129,445,000 689,000 7,615,000 12,792,000 5,901,100 15,605,200 5,798,100

Feb 2020

152,523,000 129,688,000 690,000 7,648,000 12,799,000 5,895,200 15,609,800 5,823,100

Mar 2020

150,840,000 128,066,000 674,000 7,557,000 12,718,000 5,876,600 15,483,600 5,822,100

Apr 2020

130,161,000 108,335,000 622,000 6,535,000 11,414,000 5,486,000 13,235,300 5,248,500

May 2020

132,994,000 111,680,000 601,000 7,004,000 11,657,000 5,508,600 13,644,100 5,239,000

Jun 2020

137,840,000 116,487,000 597,000 7,171,000 11,999,000 5,556,900 14,502,800 5,335,700

Jul 2020

139,566,000 118,010,000 593,000 7,197,000 12,037,000 5,537,400 14,742,900 5,385,200

Aug 2020

141,149,000 119,076,000 589,000 7,223,000 12,068,000 5,544,500 14,995,800 5,472,400

Sep 2020

141,865,000 120,008,000 592,000 7,256,000 12,123,000 5,578,400 15,025,300 5,516,400

Oct 2020

142,545,000 120,962,000 594,000 7,329,000 12,155,000 5,587,600 15,131,800 5,587,700

Nov 2020

142,809,000 121,321,000 597,000 7,353,000 12,196,000 5,602,400 15,129,700 5,711,300

Dec 2020

142,503,000 121,047,000 597,000 7,400,000 12,231,000 5,617,200 15,159,800 5,668,100

Jan 2021

142,736,000 121,169,000 596,000 7,412,000 12,213,000 5,631,400 15,178,300 5,674,000

Feb 2021

143,272,000 121,791,000 598,000 7,355,000 12,248,000 5,639,100 15,192,700 5,710,400

Mar 2021

144,057,000 122,515,000 613,000 7,448,000 12,299,000 5,658,000 15,234,600 5,753,100

Apr 2021

144,326,000 122,741,000 616,000 7,439,000 12,264,000 5,664,900 15,212,600 5,698,200

May 2021

144,940,000 123,296,000 620,000 7,415,000 12,300,000 5,679,700 15,272,500 5,713,200

Jun 2021

145,902,000 124,104,000 632,000 7,413,000 12,332,000 5,707,100 15,361,400 5,736,800

Jul 2021

146,993,000 124,920,000 637,000 7,425,000 12,389,000 5,722,100 15,355,300 5,792,900

Aug 2021

147,359,000 125,252,000 643,000 7,425,000 12,420,000 5,718,900 15,351,500 5,847,400

Sep 2021

147,553,000 125,569,000 647,000 7,447,000 12,446,000 5,735,800 15,407,600 5,894,700
Employment levels by industry, seasonally adjusted (continued)
Month Utilities Information Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services Federal government

Sep 2011

552,600 2,677,000 7,694,000 17,510,000 20,415,000 13,426,000 5,381,000 2,846,000

Oct 2011

552,100 2,677,000 7,707,000 17,556,000 20,457,000 13,464,000 5,382,000 2,850,000

Nov 2011

552,600 2,676,000 7,721,000 17,591,000 20,496,000 13,511,000 5,390,000 2,842,000

Dec 2011

552,200 2,678,000 7,729,000 17,658,000 20,530,000 13,538,000 5,403,000 2,836,000

Jan 2012

553,300 2,665,000 7,735,000 17,745,000 20,574,000 13,600,000 5,414,000 2,833,000

Feb 2012

553,200 2,676,000 7,743,000 17,816,000 20,657,000 13,641,000 5,415,000 2,828,000

Mar 2012

553,600 2,678,000 7,768,000 17,848,000 20,689,000 13,706,000 5,422,000 2,828,000

Apr 2012

553,400 2,679,000 7,771,000 17,897,000 20,707,000 13,709,000 5,417,000 2,826,000

May 2012

553,200 2,685,000 7,783,000 17,922,000 20,747,000 13,705,000 5,417,000 2,823,000

Jun 2012

554,000 2,674,000 7,783,000 17,977,000 20,738,000 13,702,000 5,424,000 2,824,000

Jul 2012

546,600 2,680,000 7,779,000 18,020,000 20,773,000 13,735,000 5,433,000 2,815,000

Aug 2012

554,200 2,676,000 7,788,000 18,052,000 20,801,000 13,804,000 5,431,000 2,820,000

Sep 2012

554,400 2,670,000 7,800,000 18,066,000 20,841,000 13,872,000 5,442,000 2,822,000

Oct 2012

553,900 2,667,000 7,809,000 18,139,000 20,881,000 13,883,000 5,446,000 2,824,000

Nov 2012

551,500 2,674,000 7,815,000 18,193,000 20,887,000 13,910,000 5,449,000 2,809,000

Dec 2012

551,500 2,675,000 7,827,000 18,230,000 20,935,000 13,978,000 5,452,000 2,806,000

Jan 2013

551,800 2,661,000 7,836,000 18,273,000 20,956,000 14,037,000 5,458,000 2,806,000

Feb 2013

552,200 2,699,000 7,850,000 18,367,000 20,958,000 14,082,000 5,456,000 2,806,000

Mar 2013

550,600 2,699,000 7,857,000 18,421,000 21,007,000 14,113,000 5,451,000 2,794,000

Apr 2013

552,300 2,696,000 7,872,000 18,483,000 21,054,000 14,152,000 5,455,000 2,794,000

May 2013

553,000 2,711,000 7,883,000 18,537,000 21,071,000 14,193,000 5,470,000 2,775,000

Jun 2013

554,700 2,707,000 7,888,000 18,582,000 21,070,000 14,252,000 5,480,000 2,771,000

Jul 2013

551,400 2,720,000 7,904,000 18,629,000 21,074,000 14,288,000 5,483,000 2,761,000

Aug 2013

551,000 2,690,000 7,903,000 18,655,000 21,143,000 14,327,000 5,494,000 2,754,000

Sep 2013

551,400 2,707,000 7,904,000 18,683,000 21,133,000 14,339,000 5,502,000 2,753,000

Oct 2013

551,100 2,719,000 7,910,000 18,732,000 21,158,000 14,395,000 5,509,000 2,739,000

Nov 2013

552,200 2,724,000 7,910,000 18,801,000 21,194,000 14,432,000 5,513,000 2,746,000

Dec 2013

550,500 2,726,000 7,914,000 18,790,000 21,196,000 14,454,000 5,525,000 2,741,000

Jan 2014

549,000 2,721,000 7,913,000 18,837,000 21,228,000 14,489,000 5,533,000 2,736,000

Feb 2014

549,200 2,719,000 7,930,000 18,899,000 21,251,000 14,509,000 5,535,000 2,731,000

Mar 2014

551,200 2,725,000 7,932,000 18,944,000 21,294,000 14,564,000 5,553,000 2,728,000

Apr 2014

550,100 2,722,000 7,944,000 19,002,000 21,321,000 14,614,000 5,565,000 2,728,000

May 2014

549,900 2,719,000 7,951,000 19,044,000 21,364,000 14,670,000 5,566,000 2,728,000

Jun 2014

550,800 2,725,000 7,968,000 19,105,000 21,410,000 14,693,000 5,563,000 2,729,000

Jul 2014

551,300 2,724,000 7,980,000 19,142,000 21,453,000 14,703,000 5,565,000 2,731,000

Aug 2014

553,200 2,731,000 7,995,000 19,201,000 21,491,000 14,725,000 5,580,000 2,735,000

Sep 2014

551,400 2,732,000 8,008,000 19,257,000 21,543,000 14,768,000 5,575,000 2,735,000

Oct 2014

552,200 2,726,000 8,016,000 19,285,000 21,573,000 14,811,000 5,582,000 2,735,000

Nov 2014

552,400 2,735,000 8,034,000 19,339,000 21,626,000 14,849,000 5,590,000 2,740,000

Dec 2014

554,000 2,735,000 8,041,000 19,418,000 21,678,000 14,892,000 5,592,000 2,743,000

Jan 2015

554,500 2,738,000 8,059,000 19,442,000 21,741,000 14,915,000 5,600,000 2,745,000

Feb 2015

554,300 2,742,000 8,072,000 19,487,000 21,789,000 14,972,000 5,605,000 2,747,000

Mar 2015

554,600 2,737,000 8,081,000 19,513,000 21,832,000 14,981,000 5,607,000 2,748,000

Apr 2015

554,900 2,741,000 8,088,000 19,557,000 21,906,000 15,023,000 5,614,000 2,763,000

May 2015

556,300 2,749,000 8,095,000 19,638,000 21,958,000 15,103,000 5,623,000 2,753,000

Jun 2015

555,300 2,750,000 8,117,000 19,689,000 21,998,000 15,108,000 5,617,000 2,754,000

Jul 2015

556,800 2,753,000 8,137,000 19,726,000 22,053,000 15,168,000 5,629,000 2,756,000

Aug 2015

557,900 2,754,000 8,143,000 19,755,000 22,094,000 15,201,000 5,620,000 2,760,000

Sep 2015

556,900 2,764,000 8,153,000 19,778,000 22,131,000 15,279,000 5,621,000 2,759,000

Oct 2015

556,600 2,763,000 8,168,000 19,851,000 22,215,000 15,316,000 5,630,000 2,759,000

Nov 2015

556,700 2,750,000 8,180,000 19,885,000 22,260,000 15,374,000 5,638,000 2,766,000

Dec 2015

556,100 2,759,000 8,188,000 19,955,000 22,323,000 15,406,000 5,653,000 2,776,000

Jan 2016

556,100 2,762,000 8,208,000 19,965,000 22,335,000 15,454,000 5,649,000 2,771,000

Feb 2016

557,200 2,776,000 8,211,000 19,977,000 22,403,000 15,494,000 5,665,000 2,778,000

Mar 2016

555,500 2,785,000 8,227,000 19,999,000 22,450,000 15,535,000 5,673,000 2,783,000

Apr 2016

555,600 2,789,000 8,252,000 20,031,000 22,505,000 15,562,000 5,679,000 2,785,000

May 2016

554,600 2,753,000 8,264,000 20,035,000 22,565,000 15,583,000 5,670,000 2,792,000

Jun 2016

556,100 2,798,000 8,280,000 20,080,000 22,618,000 15,639,000 5,681,000 2,797,000

Jul 2016

556,800 2,799,000 8,302,000 20,126,000 22,666,000 15,679,000 5,689,000 2,800,000

Aug 2016

556,300 2,805,000 8,317,000 20,127,000 22,719,000 15,725,000 5,702,000 2,803,000

Sep 2016

556,400 2,812,000 8,324,000 20,194,000 22,775,000 15,785,000 5,713,000 2,806,000

Oct 2016

556,600 2,814,000 8,331,000 20,217,000 22,835,000 15,780,000 5,719,000 2,804,000

Nov 2016

556,900 2,811,000 8,342,000 20,255,000 22,870,000 15,826,000 5,729,000 2,798,000

Dec 2016

557,500 2,812,000 8,368,000 20,287,000 22,929,000 15,845,000 5,714,000 2,815,000

Jan 2017

556,700 2,818,000 8,399,000 20,338,000 22,938,000 15,867,000 5,731,000 2,814,000

Feb 2017

556,200 2,814,000 8,400,000 20,339,000 23,012,000 15,905,000 5,742,000 2,813,000

Mar 2017

555,900 2,812,000 8,409,000 20,376,000 23,048,000 15,919,000 5,744,000 2,811,000

Apr 2017

555,600 2,808,000 8,424,000 20,405,000 23,101,000 15,988,000 5,748,000 2,802,000

May 2017

554,700 2,803,000 8,432,000 20,460,000 23,137,000 16,021,000 5,759,000 2,808,000

Jun 2017

555,300 2,808,000 8,448,000 20,496,000 23,162,000 16,063,000 5,767,000 2,805,000

Jul 2017

554,800 2,810,000 8,460,000 20,540,000 23,224,000 16,129,000 5,775,000 2,806,000

Aug 2017

554,800 2,815,000 8,469,000 20,563,000 23,269,000 16,139,000 5,781,000 2,802,000

Sep 2017

555,200 2,812,000 8,476,000 20,565,000 23,296,000 16,090,000 5,774,000 2,802,000

Oct 2017

555,200 2,813,000 8,481,000 20,619,000 23,324,000 16,158,000 5,796,000 2,803,000

Nov 2017

555,100 2,815,000 8,494,000 20,646,000 23,366,000 16,175,000 5,805,000 2,792,000

Dec 2017

555,200 2,821,000 8,500,000 20,684,000 23,391,000 16,192,000 5,805,000 2,796,000

Jan 2018

553,700 2,814,000 8,506,000 20,743,000 23,436,000 16,188,000 5,810,000 2,800,000

Feb 2018

556,400 2,814,000 8,531,000 20,779,000 23,489,000 16,213,000 5,814,000 2,793,000

Mar 2018

555,800 2,825,000 8,538,000 20,822,000 23,520,000 16,215,000 5,812,000 2,793,000

Apr 2018

557,500 2,838,000 8,544,000 20,867,000 23,537,000 16,217,000 5,819,000 2,796,000

May 2018

555,400 2,837,000 8,568,000 20,911,000 23,574,000 16,262,000 5,831,000 2,792,000

Jun 2018

554,300 2,837,000 8,586,000 20,946,000 23,614,000 16,308,000 5,844,000 2,796,000

Jul 2018

550,800 2,842,000 8,595,000 20,966,000 23,641,000 16,344,000 5,831,000 2,799,000

Aug 2018

551,300 2,843,000 8,607,000 21,005,000 23,695,000 16,348,000 5,834,000 2,801,000

Sep 2018

551,600 2,839,000 8,629,000 21,041,000 23,722,000 16,329,000 5,838,000 2,804,000

Oct 2018

552,000 2,852,000 8,645,000 21,078,000 23,769,000 16,363,000 5,846,000 2,805,000

Nov 2018

551,900 2,853,000 8,657,000 21,099,000 23,781,000 16,371,000 5,842,000 2,809,000

Dec 2018

551,100 2,857,000 8,667,000 21,128,000 23,855,000 16,418,000 5,849,000 2,812,000

Jan 2019

551,400 2,840,000 8,679,000 21,134,000 23,899,000 16,496,000 5,852,000 2,810,000

Feb 2019

550,300 2,838,000 8,688,000 21,165,000 23,914,000 16,466,000 5,853,000 2,816,000

Mar 2019

550,700 2,849,000 8,707,000 21,173,000 23,978,000 16,488,000 5,868,000 2,815,000

Apr 2019

548,300 2,845,000 8,722,000 21,212,000 24,041,000 16,507,000 5,884,000 2,822,000

May 2019

549,300 2,854,000 8,730,000 21,230,000 24,074,000 16,514,000 5,878,000 2,825,000

Jun 2019

550,700 2,868,000 8,738,000 21,261,000 24,119,000 16,524,000 5,894,000 2,827,000

Jul 2019

550,100 2,868,000 8,762,000 21,291,000 24,184,000 16,535,000 5,904,000 2,828,000

Aug 2019

549,500 2,870,000 8,779,000 21,320,000 24,246,000 16,580,000 5,909,000 2,854,000

Sep 2019

548,400 2,874,000 8,784,000 21,340,000 24,305,000 16,648,000 5,904,000 2,853,000

Oct 2019

546,800 2,876,000 8,805,000 21,374,000 24,340,000 16,727,000 5,903,000 2,839,000

Nov 2019

547,900 2,886,000 8,824,000 21,405,000 24,406,000 16,769,000 5,916,000 2,844,000

Dec 2019

548,600 2,897,000 8,832,000 21,410,000 24,433,000 16,811,000 5,919,000 2,842,000

Jan 2020

547,600 2,910,000 8,849,000 21,437,000 24,513,000 16,858,000 5,930,000 2,852,000

Feb 2020

547,400 2,914,000 8,875,000 21,469,000 24,565,000 16,915,000 5,937,000 2,863,000

Mar 2020

547,000 2,898,000 8,850,000 21,318,000 24,347,000 16,133,000 5,842,000 2,879,000

Apr 2020

543,500 2,633,000 8,596,000 19,082,000 21,722,000 8,691,000 4,527,000 2,883,000

May 2020

542,000 2,594,000 8,613,000 19,247,000 22,107,000 10,146,000 4,777,000 2,877,000

Jun 2020

539,000 2,602,000 8,634,000 19,568,000 22,671,000 12,158,000 5,153,000 2,876,000

Jul 2020

539,500 2,592,000 8,646,000 19,715,000 22,885,000 12,824,000 5,316,000 2,897,000

Aug 2020

539,900 2,617,000 8,674,000 19,915,000 23,084,000 12,963,000 5,390,000 3,153,000

Sep 2020

541,600 2,659,000 8,712,000 20,055,000 23,152,000 13,357,000 5,440,000 3,117,000

Oct 2020

540,100 2,650,000 8,746,000 20,296,000 23,235,000 13,622,000 5,488,000 2,975,000

Nov 2020

539,500 2,650,000 8,756,000 20,391,000 23,278,000 13,632,000 5,485,000 2,888,000

Dec 2020

538,500 2,659,000 8,774,000 20,550,000 23,249,000 13,134,000 5,469,000 2,892,000

Jan 2021

539,400 2,672,000 8,781,000 20,640,000 23,235,000 13,117,000 5,480,000 2,876,000

Feb 2021

539,200 2,678,000 8,774,000 20,733,000 23,292,000 13,530,000 5,502,000 2,882,000

Mar 2021

539,800 2,683,000 8,787,000 20,807,000 23,396,000 13,757,000 5,539,000 2,888,000

Apr 2021

540,200 2,694,000 8,804,000 20,728,000 23,419,000 14,085,000 5,576,000 2,891,000

May 2021

539,300 2,714,000 8,806,000 20,778,000 23,465,000 14,404,000 5,589,000 2,883,000

Jun 2021

538,600 2,726,000 8,806,000 20,848,000 23,537,000 14,801,000 5,665,000 2,876,000

Jul 2021

538,900 2,745,000 8,837,000 20,939,000 23,621,000 15,209,000 5,709,000 2,883,000

Aug 2021

538,100 2,774,000 8,848,000 21,024,000 23,672,000 15,247,000 5,743,000 2,886,000

Sep 2021

537,600 2,806,000 8,850,000 21,084,000 23,665,000 15,321,000 5,727,000 2,886,000
Employment levels by industry, seasonally adjusted (continued)
Month State government Local government

Sep 2011

5,072,000 14,065,000

Oct 2011

5,056,000 14,092,000

Nov 2011

5,050,000 14,079,000

Dec 2011

5,047,000 14,071,000

Jan 2012

5,045,000 14,068,000

Feb 2012

5,048,000 14,071,000

Mar 2012

5,051,000 14,064,000

Apr 2012

5,055,000 14,050,000

May 2012

5,052,000 14,036,000

Jun 2012

5,059,000 14,047,000

Jul 2012

5,055,000 14,043,000

Aug 2012

5,063,000 14,033,000

Sep 2012

5,076,000 14,027,000

Oct 2012

5,055,000 14,024,000

Nov 2012

5,052,000 14,022,000

Dec 2012

5,048,000 14,033,000

Jan 2013

5,029,000 14,034,000

Feb 2013

5,045,000 14,030,000

Mar 2013

5,052,000 14,024,000

Apr 2013

5,047,000 14,028,000

May 2013

5,049,000 14,040,000

Jun 2013

5,038,000 14,031,000

Jul 2013

5,025,000 14,029,000

Aug 2013

5,045,000 14,032,000

Sep 2013

5,050,000 14,032,000

Oct 2013

5,057,000 14,034,000

Nov 2013

5,056,000 14,041,000

Dec 2013

5,053,000 14,026,000

Jan 2014

5,052,000 14,026,000

Feb 2014

5,057,000 14,037,000

Mar 2014

5,055,000 14,050,000

Apr 2014

5,055,000 14,070,000

May 2014

5,051,000 14,053,000

Jun 2014

5,058,000 14,108,000

Jul 2014

5,035,000 14,135,000

Aug 2014

5,016,000 14,104,000

Sep 2014

5,041,000 14,121,000

Oct 2014

5,046,000 14,136,000

Nov 2014

5,053,000 14,139,000

Dec 2014

5,059,000 14,145,000

Jan 2015

5,065,000 14,150,000

Feb 2015

5,071,000 14,160,000

Mar 2015

5,067,000 14,155,000

Apr 2015

5,070,000 14,172,000

May 2015

5,074,000 14,185,000

Jun 2015

5,073,000 14,188,000

Jul 2015

5,073,000 14,221,000

Aug 2015

5,077,000 14,223,000

Sep 2015

5,083,000 14,198,000

Oct 2015

5,084,000 14,213,000

Nov 2015

5,090,000 14,225,000

Dec 2015

5,088,000 14,233,000

Jan 2016

5,090,000 14,253,000

Feb 2016

5,085,000 14,275,000

Mar 2016

5,092,000 14,303,000

Apr 2016

5,097,000 14,302,000

May 2016

5,092,000 14,315,000

Jun 2016

5,107,000 14,276,000

Jul 2016

5,115,000 14,374,000

Aug 2016

5,115,000 14,366,000

Sep 2016

5,150,000 14,367,000

Oct 2016

5,132,000 14,359,000

Nov 2016

5,135,000 14,344,000

Dec 2016

5,139,000 14,350,000

Jan 2017

5,150,000 14,344,000

Feb 2017

5,161,000 14,346,000

Mar 2017

5,163,000 14,351,000

Apr 2017

5,168,000 14,368,000

May 2017

5,173,000 14,353,000

Jun 2017

5,170,000 14,368,000

Jul 2017

5,173,000 14,384,000

Aug 2017

5,170,000 14,399,000

Sep 2017

5,162,000 14,422,000

Oct 2017

5,154,000 14,417,000

Nov 2017

5,163,000 14,434,000

Dec 2017

5,164,000 14,435,000

Jan 2018

5,148,000 14,416,000

Feb 2018

5,149,000 14,455,000

Mar 2018

5,154,000 14,456,000

Apr 2018

5,168,000 14,456,000

May 2018

5,172,000 14,468,000

Jun 2018

5,179,000 14,482,000

Jul 2018

5,178,000 14,487,000

Aug 2018

5,184,000 14,500,000

Sep 2018

5,194,000 14,496,000

Oct 2018

5,186,000 14,503,000

Nov 2018

5,164,000 14,504,000

Dec 2018

5,181,000 14,523,000

Jan 2019

5,171,000 14,536,000

Feb 2019

5,169,000 14,512,000

Mar 2019

5,174,000 14,535,000

Apr 2019

5,178,000 14,563,000

May 2019

5,174,000 14,557,000

Jun 2019

5,180,000 14,555,000

Jul 2019

5,199,000 14,580,000

Aug 2019

5,225,000 14,584,000

Sep 2019

5,231,000 14,606,000

Oct 2019

5,243,000 14,610,000

Nov 2019

5,251,000 14,621,000

Dec 2019

5,257,000 14,630,000

Jan 2020

5,284,000 14,653,000

Feb 2020

5,303,000 14,669,000

Mar 2020

5,242,000 14,653,000

Apr 2020

5,074,000 13,869,000

May 2020

5,031,000 13,406,000

Jun 2020

5,043,000 13,434,000

Jul 2020

5,039,000 13,620,000

Aug 2020

5,060,000 13,860,000

Sep 2020

5,010,000 13,730,000

Oct 2020

4,945,000 13,663,000

Nov 2020

4,931,000 13,669,000

Dec 2020

4,930,000 13,634,000

Jan 2021

5,008,000 13,683,000

Feb 2021

4,955,000 13,644,000

Mar 2021

4,967,000 13,687,000

Apr 2021

4,977,000 13,717,000

May 2021

5,018,000 13,743,000

Jun 2021

5,074,000 13,848,000

Jul 2021

5,074,000 14,116,000

Aug 2021

5,068,000 14,153,000

Sep 2021

5,046,000 14,052,000

Employment in leisure and hospitality increased by 74,000 in September 2021, with continued job growth in arts, entertainment, and recreation (+43,000). Since February 2020, employment in leisure and hospitality is down by 1.6 million, or 9.4 percent.

Professional and business services added 60,000 jobs in September. Employment is 385,000 below its level in February 2020. Employment in retail trade rose by 56,000, following 2 months of little change. Employment in retail trade is 202,000 lower than its level in February 2020. Employment in transportation and warehousing increased by 47,000 in September and is 72,000 above its pre-pandemic level in February 2020.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — September 2021." Also see more charts of national employment, hours, and earnings data and the impact of the COVID−19 pandemic on the September data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/nonfarm-payroll-employment-rose-by-194-000-in-september-2021.htm (visited October 19, 2021).

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