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Payroll employment up by 311,000 in February 2023

March 14, 2023

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 311,000 to 155.4 million in February 2023. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, retail trade, government, and health care. Employment declined in information and in transportation and warehousing in February.

Payroll employment by industry, January 2010–February 2023
Month Total nonfarm Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation and warehousing Utilities Information

Jan 2010

129,798,000 669,000 5,580,000 11,460,000 5,390,000 14,361,600 4,129,000 556,000 2,739,000

Feb 2010

129,700,000 675,000 5,500,000 11,453,000 5,379,300 14,355,200 4,129,400 554,800 2,737,000

Mar 2010

129,864,000 682,000 5,537,000 11,453,000 5,378,700 14,390,800 4,140,800 554,500 2,719,000

Apr 2010

130,115,000 687,000 5,553,000 11,489,000 5,378,700 14,389,400 4,147,100 554,200 2,714,000

May 2010

130,645,000 696,000 5,520,000 11,525,000 5,375,000 14,396,800 4,158,300 553,600 2,708,000

Jun 2010

130,501,000 701,000 5,516,000 11,545,000 5,379,000 14,398,500 4,175,200 552,000 2,701,000

Jul 2010

130,420,000 708,000 5,508,000 11,561,000 5,380,800 14,402,200 4,192,600 551,400 2,703,000

Aug 2010

130,424,000 716,000 5,524,000 11,553,000 5,382,600 14,414,900 4,188,900 551,500 2,701,000

Sep 2010

130,339,000 723,000 5,501,000 11,563,000 5,388,800 14,419,900 4,206,300 549,400 2,697,000

Oct 2010

130,620,000 731,000 5,508,000 11,562,000 5,396,300 14,461,600 4,216,400 551,600 2,695,000

Nov 2010

130,754,000 737,000 5,506,000 11,585,000 5,401,700 14,446,000 4,225,300 551,100 2,689,000

Dec 2010

130,835,000 734,000 5,467,000 11,595,000 5,408,500 14,443,100 4,250,100 553,300 2,682,000

Jan 2011

130,842,000 737,000 5,427,000 11,621,000 5,414,700 14,494,400 4,217,300 551,500 2,678,000

Feb 2011

131,052,000 739,000 5,451,000 11,654,000 5,427,600 14,515,700 4,248,200 553,300 2,672,000

Mar 2011

131,277,000 754,000 5,477,000 11,675,000 5,443,800 14,536,400 4,258,700 552,700 2,672,000

Apr 2011

131,604,000 768,000 5,485,000 11,704,000 5,456,900 14,604,600 4,277,400 553,700 2,674,000

May 2011

131,704,000 778,000 5,516,000 11,713,000 5,462,600 14,604,500 4,285,600 553,100 2,679,000

Jun 2011

131,936,000 789,000 5,528,000 11,727,000 5,470,600 14,637,400 4,301,500 553,000 2,685,000

Jul 2011

131,991,000 801,000 5,547,000 11,746,000 5,478,800 14,676,200 4,303,800 551,600 2,675,000

Aug 2011

132,124,000 804,000 5,552,000 11,764,000 5,488,200 14,678,100 4,310,600 552,100 2,632,000

Sep 2011

132,345,000 814,000 5,584,000 11,769,000 5,492,800 14,686,100 4,315,900 552,600 2,676,000

Oct 2011

132,557,000 819,000 5,588,000 11,780,000 5,507,800 14,698,100 4,324,100 552,100 2,677,000

Nov 2011

132,701,000 825,000 5,593,000 11,770,000 5,515,000 14,715,100 4,328,200 552,600 2,676,000

Dec 2011

132,901,000 831,000 5,611,000 11,802,000 5,534,900 14,706,100 4,328,300 552,200 2,679,000

Jan 2012

133,246,000 840,000 5,626,000 11,838,000 5,549,900 14,769,600 4,346,300 553,300 2,665,000

Feb 2012

133,518,000 846,000 5,629,000 11,860,000 5,562,200 14,757,600 4,372,200 553,200 2,676,000

Mar 2012

133,744,000 849,000 5,625,000 11,898,000 5,568,600 14,774,800 4,377,000 553,600 2,678,000

Apr 2012

133,827,000 850,000 5,618,000 11,916,000 5,582,900 14,786,100 4,364,900 553,400 2,680,000

May 2012

133,935,000 855,000 5,604,000 11,927,000 5,593,200 14,792,300 4,397,500 553,200 2,685,000

Jun 2012

134,007,000 854,000 5,621,000 11,936,000 5,599,000 14,772,100 4,397,700 554,000 2,674,000

Jul 2012

134,153,000 851,000 5,632,000 11,964,000 5,610,000 14,762,500 4,409,900 546,600 2,679,000

Aug 2012

134,330,000 850,000 5,648,000 11,960,000 5,610,000 14,773,700 4,422,200 554,200 2,675,000

Sep 2012

134,512,000 846,000 5,661,000 11,954,000 5,606,600 14,800,500 4,426,100 554,400 2,670,000

Oct 2012

134,671,000 837,000 5,674,000 11,961,000 5,617,600 14,816,300 4,436,600 553,900 2,666,000

Nov 2012

134,834,000 843,000 5,684,000 11,950,000 5,620,700 14,897,200 4,428,100 551,500 2,674,000

Dec 2012

135,075,000 848,000 5,724,000 11,960,000 5,626,500 14,865,900 4,463,700 551,500 2,677,000

Jan 2013

135,265,000 852,000 5,746,000 11,983,000 5,639,600 14,889,600 4,465,000 551,800 2,662,000

Feb 2013

135,544,000 858,000 5,784,000 11,996,000 5,643,300 14,909,600 4,463,300 552,200 2,698,000

Mar 2013

135,689,000 859,000 5,802,000 11,999,000 5,645,300 14,910,700 4,456,900 550,600 2,700,000

Apr 2013

135,876,000 857,000 5,796,000 12,000,000 5,645,600 14,925,300 4,471,400 552,300 2,696,000

May 2013

136,091,000 862,000 5,829,000 12,000,000 5,650,000 14,953,100 4,467,500 553,000 2,710,000

Jun 2013

136,269,000 864,000 5,855,000 12,004,000 5,655,400 15,000,700 4,471,800 554,700 2,705,000

Jul 2013

136,391,000 862,000 5,859,000 11,984,000 5,663,200 15,046,300 4,463,900 551,400 2,720,000

Aug 2013

136,635,000 863,000 5,878,000 12,014,000 5,669,400 15,091,100 4,479,800 551,000 2,691,000

Sep 2013

136,819,000 868,000 5,910,000 12,032,000 5,681,800 15,118,600 4,506,200 551,400 2,708,000

Oct 2013

137,039,000 869,000 5,931,000 12,056,000 5,670,300 15,145,200 4,512,200 551,100 2,718,000

Nov 2013

137,314,000 868,000 5,963,000 12,079,000 5,681,500 15,177,900 4,529,800 552,200 2,722,000

Dec 2013

137,368,000 866,000 5,932,000 12,083,000 5,687,000 15,231,900 4,541,200 550,500 2,727,000

Jan 2014

137,552,000 871,000 5,985,000 12,081,000 5,702,900 15,215,000 4,561,900 549,000 2,724,000

Feb 2014

137,707,000 875,000 6,007,000 12,106,000 5,708,400 15,186,800 4,556,800 549,200 2,718,000

Mar 2014

137,986,000 879,000 6,038,000 12,120,000 5,713,400 15,217,200 4,572,600 551,200 2,725,000

Apr 2014

138,298,000 885,000 6,084,000 12,134,000 5,728,700 15,258,700 4,586,500 550,100 2,721,000

May 2014

138,501,000 886,000 6,109,000 12,146,000 5,735,400 15,265,000 4,614,800 549,900 2,717,000

Jun 2014

138,833,000 891,000 6,133,000 12,170,000 5,746,800 15,305,600 4,634,000 550,800 2,722,000

Jul 2014

139,076,000 897,000 6,178,000 12,189,000 5,749,800 15,329,100 4,661,500 551,300 2,725,000

Aug 2014

139,258,000 898,000 6,210,000 12,208,000 5,748,300 15,337,300 4,676,200 553,200 2,733,000

Sep 2014

139,563,000 903,000 6,242,000 12,226,000 5,755,000 15,366,800 4,690,100 551,400 2,734,000

Oct 2014

139,805,000 901,000 6,259,000 12,259,000 5,757,200 15,405,100 4,710,000 552,200 2,727,000

Nov 2014

140,089,000 900,000 6,272,000 12,284,000 5,760,400 15,430,700 4,732,600 552,400 2,735,000

Dec 2014

140,366,000 896,000 6,293,000 12,292,000 5,768,300 15,445,000 4,760,500 554,000 2,737,000

Jan 2015

140,562,000 887,000 6,320,000 12,292,000 5,769,300 15,462,300 4,769,800 554,500 2,740,000

Feb 2015

140,829,000 875,000 6,361,000 12,301,000 5,781,100 15,477,300 4,786,000 554,300 2,741,000

Mar 2015

140,924,000 859,000 6,334,000 12,312,000 5,782,900 15,509,900 4,799,000 554,600 2,737,000

Apr 2015

141,202,000 843,000 6,392,000 12,318,000 5,779,200 15,524,100 4,805,900 554,900 2,742,000

May 2015

141,540,000 821,000 6,427,000 12,333,000 5,786,000 15,558,200 4,828,100 556,300 2,747,000

Jun 2015

141,695,000 817,000 6,441,000 12,334,000 5,784,500 15,567,300 4,855,200 555,300 2,748,000

Jul 2015

141,989,000 806,000 6,472,000 12,349,000 5,784,400 15,581,800 4,878,600 556,800 2,752,000

Aug 2015

142,130,000 794,000 6,490,000 12,345,000 5,785,300 15,588,300 4,889,400 557,900 2,751,000

Sep 2015

142,265,000 779,000 6,508,000 12,354,000 5,775,700 15,578,000 4,898,400 556,900 2,764,000

Oct 2015

142,585,000 771,000 6,547,000 12,362,000 5,777,200 15,619,900 4,898,800 556,600 2,766,000

Nov 2015

142,810,000 756,000 6,598,000 12,357,000 5,778,600 15,626,300 4,914,700 556,700 2,751,000

Dec 2015

143,083,000 746,000 6,630,000 12,362,000 5,776,400 15,631,600 4,946,000 556,100 2,761,000

Jan 2016

143,198,000 732,000 6,631,000 12,383,000 5,778,500 15,666,700 4,914,500 556,100 2,762,000

Feb 2016

143,410,000 711,000 6,640,000 12,365,000 5,776,200 15,715,000 4,930,300 557,200 2,775,000

Mar 2016

143,666,000 691,000 6,678,000 12,342,000 5,780,000 15,770,400 4,948,900 555,500 2,785,000

Apr 2016

143,856,000 677,000 6,702,000 12,353,000 5,784,900 15,768,000 4,964,800 555,600 2,789,000

May 2016

143,901,000 666,000 6,689,000 12,332,000 5,782,500 15,773,100 4,979,900 554,600 2,751,000

Jun 2016

144,152,000 657,000 6,701,000 12,350,000 5,778,800 15,789,500 4,984,100 556,100 2,801,000

Jul 2016

144,515,000 651,000 6,735,000 12,372,000 5,781,800 15,804,300 5,009,200 556,800 2,799,000

Aug 2016

144,664,000 647,000 6,736,000 12,348,000 5,784,300 15,821,200 5,035,800 556,300 2,803,000

Sep 2016

144,961,000 645,000 6,768,000 12,347,000 5,795,200 15,826,300 5,030,800 556,400 2,817,000

Oct 2016

145,069,000 644,000 6,799,000 12,345,000 5,797,100 15,829,900 5,047,400 556,600 2,814,000

Nov 2016

145,189,000 647,000 6,823,000 12,342,000 5,800,900 15,786,900 5,064,800 556,900 2,812,000

Dec 2016

145,408,000 648,000 6,818,000 12,355,000 5,796,900 15,818,300 5,096,900 557,500 2,817,000

Jan 2017

145,639,000 648,000 6,840,000 12,366,000 5,804,900 15,876,800 5,081,900 556,300 2,821,000

Feb 2017

145,845,000 655,000 6,881,000 12,380,000 5,807,500 15,852,300 5,098,900 555,700 2,815,000

Mar 2017

145,975,000 659,000 6,902,000 12,393,000 5,808,500 15,823,900 5,112,900 555,600 2,813,000

Apr 2017

146,172,000 669,000 6,916,000 12,400,000 5,807,500 15,804,000 5,131,500 555,100 2,804,000

May 2017

146,389,000 675,000 6,931,000 12,409,000 5,805,800 15,784,600 5,161,600 554,700 2,801,000

Jun 2017

146,588,000 679,000 6,962,000 12,422,000 5,811,600 15,776,200 5,176,800 555,300 2,811,000

Jul 2017

146,772,000 681,000 6,968,000 12,423,000 5,814,300 15,767,800 5,186,300 555,300 2,809,000

Aug 2017

146,907,000 685,000 7,002,000 12,467,000 5,816,200 15,761,700 5,198,800 555,500 2,813,000

Sep 2017

146,999,000 687,000 7,013,000 12,477,000 5,814,600 15,750,200 5,229,800 555,900 2,816,000

Oct 2017

147,147,000 688,000 7,031,000 12,490,000 5,820,800 15,748,200 5,247,300 555,200 2,811,000

Nov 2017

147,377,000 693,000 7,068,000 12,505,000 5,822,400 15,785,300 5,257,700 555,100 2,815,000

Dec 2017

147,521,000 693,000 7,091,000 12,533,000 5,824,700 15,744,200 5,281,900 555,200 2,818,000

Jan 2018

147,670,000 700,000 7,093,000 12,561,000 5,824,100 15,709,200 5,290,300 553,400 2,817,000

Feb 2018

148,058,000 706,000 7,184,000 12,584,000 5,826,400 15,756,900 5,314,300 556,200 2,819,000

Mar 2018

148,281,000 714,000 7,194,000 12,610,000 5,839,900 15,772,400 5,353,100 555,500 2,826,000

Apr 2018

148,426,000 722,000 7,212,000 12,631,000 5,815,600 15,772,700 5,373,200 556,800 2,838,000

May 2018

148,755,000 726,000 7,274,000 12,657,000 5,820,900 15,788,100 5,404,200 555,400 2,841,000

Jun 2018

148,966,000 730,000 7,292,000 12,691,000 5,823,700 15,740,700 5,425,500 554,500 2,838,000

Jul 2018

149,022,000 730,000 7,318,000 12,711,000 5,836,600 15,725,000 5,433,400 551,200 2,841,000

Aug 2018

149,272,000 739,000 7,347,000 12,725,000 5,854,900 15,725,500 5,468,100 551,200 2,840,000

Sep 2018

149,361,000 739,000 7,375,000 12,744,000 5,850,900 15,686,200 5,488,600 551,100 2,838,000

Oct 2018

149,526,000 742,000 7,389,000 12,767,000 5,857,400 15,643,400 5,516,900 551,800 2,850,000

Nov 2018

149,622,000 737,000 7,386,000 12,777,000 5,865,800 15,686,700 5,536,100 551,700 2,850,000

Dec 2018

149,805,000 743,000 7,396,000 12,796,000 5,870,600 15,632,600 5,521,600 551,100 2,851,000

Jan 2019

150,114,000 747,000 7,424,000 12,833,000 5,881,000 15,612,200 5,588,700 551,100 2,842,000

Feb 2019

150,092,000 741,000 7,396,000 12,822,000 5,888,300 15,593,000 5,569,400 550,000 2,844,000

Mar 2019

150,320,000 740,000 7,422,000 12,822,000 5,886,000 15,578,500 5,589,900 550,400 2,850,000

Apr 2019

150,563,000 738,000 7,459,000 12,820,000 5,889,800 15,573,300 5,620,900 547,300 2,846,000

May 2019

150,630,000 737,000 7,486,000 12,815,000 5,886,200 15,558,700 5,644,100 549,300 2,854,000

Jun 2019

150,797,000 734,000 7,511,000 12,820,000 5,878,000 15,530,600 5,678,300 551,700 2,873,000

Jul 2019

150,879,000 727,000 7,525,000 12,826,000 5,887,600 15,528,300 5,688,000 550,500 2,866,000

Aug 2019

151,111,000 721,000 7,530,000 12,825,000 5,885,500 15,519,300 5,696,000 549,500 2,867,000

Sep 2019

151,318,000 718,000 7,551,000 12,823,000 5,886,900 15,525,600 5,709,200 548,100 2,872,000

Oct 2019

151,447,000 719,000 7,556,000 12,772,000 5,896,600 15,536,100 5,717,900 546,500 2,873,000

Nov 2019

151,662,000 708,000 7,545,000 12,815,000 5,895,200 15,527,800 5,729,600 547,700 2,883,000

Dec 2019

151,764,000 694,000 7,528,000 12,801,000 5,898,300 15,544,800 5,747,100 548,900 2,891,000

Jan 2020

152,098,000 688,000 7,580,000 12,790,000 5,898,900 15,528,600 5,807,700 547,100 2,901,000

Feb 2020

152,371,000 686,000 7,608,000 12,785,000 5,892,900 15,519,900 5,785,700 547,500 2,908,000

Mar 2020

150,944,000 676,000 7,539,000 12,720,000 5,878,300 15,431,000 5,805,300 547,300 2,899,000

Apr 2020

130,430,000 619,000 6,527,000 11,414,000 5,487,000 13,253,800 5,286,900 542,400 2,640,000

May 2020

133,055,000 594,000 7,009,000 11,646,000 5,502,800 13,639,200 5,307,300 542,200 2,610,000

Jun 2020

137,620,000 579,000 7,170,000 11,977,000 5,538,800 14,440,700 5,435,100 539,500 2,622,000

Jul 2020

139,064,000 568,000 7,195,000 12,018,000 5,521,200 14,663,200 5,490,300 539,200 2,617,000

Aug 2020

140,799,000 560,000 7,225,000 12,044,000 5,537,100 14,957,400 5,590,500 541,300 2,642,000

Sep 2020

141,760,000 559,000 7,256,000 12,101,000 5,564,300 14,998,100 5,658,900 542,900 2,698,000

Oct 2020

142,479,000 556,000 7,310,000 12,125,000 5,575,700 15,107,800 5,740,200 541,700 2,695,000

Nov 2020

142,743,000 554,000 7,317,000 12,159,000 5,589,500 15,113,700 5,843,500 542,000 2,702,000

Dec 2020

142,475,000 557,000 7,355,000 12,199,000 5,601,300 15,117,700 5,848,700 541,500 2,715,000

Jan 2021

142,969,000 550,000 7,363,000 12,196,000 5,614,300 15,177,300 5,885,600 542,300 2,749,000

Feb 2021

143,544,000 541,000 7,291,000 12,222,000 5,623,200 15,207,600 5,936,700 542,500 2,765,000

Mar 2021

144,328,000 554,000 7,395,000 12,270,000 5,637,600 15,233,900 6,015,900 543,200 2,770,000

Apr 2021

144,614,000 556,000 7,406,000 12,228,000 5,653,200 15,201,700 6,003,000 543,800 2,792,000

May 2021

145,096,000 556,000 7,394,000 12,259,000 5,671,000 15,220,500 6,035,500 544,200 2,820,000

Jun 2021

145,789,000 560,000 7,400,000 12,276,000 5,693,100 15,256,400 6,087,400 544,800 2,837,000

Jul 2021

146,558,000 561,000 7,415,000 12,349,000 5,719,300 15,222,600 6,137,500 545,500 2,866,000

Aug 2021

147,221,000 564,000 7,431,000 12,395,000 5,737,100 15,234,500 6,198,600 544,900 2,902,000

Sep 2021

147,778,000 564,000 7,472,000 12,437,000 5,757,100 15,305,400 6,257,600 546,100 2,917,000

Oct 2021

148,559,000 568,000 7,514,000 12,496,000 5,778,000 15,359,000 6,331,600 546,700 2,934,000

Nov 2021

149,173,000 572,000 7,560,000 12,540,000 5,800,000 15,354,000 6,383,300 547,500 2,955,000

Dec 2021

149,742,000 579,000 7,594,000 12,584,000 5,830,900 15,365,200 6,444,400 548,100 2,973,000

Jan 2022

150,106,000 578,000 7,590,000 12,617,000 5,854,700 15,395,300 6,489,200 550,200 2,985,000

Feb 2022

151,010,000 583,000 7,669,000 12,654,000 5,882,000 15,564,100 6,563,300 551,200 2,992,000

Mar 2022

151,424,000 589,000 7,692,000 12,716,000 5,917,900 15,542,000 6,588,700 551,700 3,018,000

Apr 2022

151,678,000 598,000 7,698,000 12,768,000 5,942,800 15,504,600 6,621,900 551,800 3,035,000

May 2022

152,042,000 600,000 7,736,000 12,789,000 5,961,100 15,453,200 6,667,200 552,500 3,067,000

Jun 2022

152,412,000 607,000 7,749,000 12,819,000 5,966,300 15,467,300 6,684,200 552,900 3,089,000

Jul 2022

152,980,000 613,000 7,773,000 12,860,000 5,982,300 15,476,700 6,703,600 554,200 3,102,000

Aug 2022

153,332,000 611,000 7,781,000 12,891,000 5,995,500 15,513,400 6,712,100 555,500 3,110,000

Sep 2022

153,682,000 613,000 7,797,000 12,917,000 6,003,800 15,502,300 6,721,800 555,600 3,113,000

Oct 2022

154,006,000 616,000 7,814,000 12,954,000 6,019,600 15,496,700 6,741,700 556,900 3,116,000

Nov 2022

154,296,000 624,000 7,833,000 12,968,000 6,019,200 15,451,100 6,704,600 556,000 3,129,000

Dec 2022

154,535,000 628,000 7,859,000 12,974,000 6,028,800 15,477,800 6,704,900 555,300 3,120,000

Jan 2023

155,039,000 631,000 7,894,000 12,987,000 6,037,700 15,511,700 6,721,200 553,200 3,100,000

Feb 2023

155,350,000 631,000 7,918,000 12,983,000 6,048,800 15,561,800 6,699,700 552,100 3,075,000
Payroll employment by industry, January 2010–February 2023 (continued)
Month Financial activities Professional and business services Private education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services Federal government State government Local government

Jan 2010

7,733,000 16,612,000 19,820,000 12,932,000 5,325,000 2,860,000 5,145,000 14,486,000

Feb 2010

7,725,000 16,632,000 19,839,000 12,927,000 5,317,000 2,872,000 5,147,000 14,457,000

Mar 2010

7,708,000 16,615,000 19,896,000 12,943,000 5,328,000 2,923,000 5,140,000 14,455,000

Apr 2010

7,711,000 16,707,000 19,902,000 12,979,000 5,335,000 2,984,000 5,136,000 14,449,000

May 2010

7,699,000 16,743,000 19,934,000 13,012,000 5,328,000 3,416,000 5,135,000 14,445,000

Jun 2010

7,687,000 16,804,000 19,955,000 13,034,000 5,313,000 3,193,000 5,139,000 14,408,000

Jul 2010

7,676,000 16,814,000 19,980,000 13,048,000 5,326,000 3,051,000 5,136,000 14,382,000

Aug 2010

7,675,000 16,875,000 20,017,000 13,081,000 5,324,000 2,945,000 5,130,000 14,345,000

Sep 2010

7,682,000 16,892,000 20,001,000 13,137,000 5,332,000 2,869,000 5,122,000 14,256,000

Oct 2010

7,683,000 16,960,000 20,074,000 13,127,000 5,357,000 2,866,000 5,139,000 14,292,000

Nov 2010

7,680,000 17,054,000 20,119,000 13,126,000 5,347,000 2,866,000 5,139,000 14,282,000

Dec 2010

7,684,000 17,123,000 20,134,000 13,157,000 5,338,000 2,870,000 5,133,000 14,263,000

Jan 2011

7,680,000 17,134,000 20,153,000 13,149,000 5,327,000 2,874,000 5,138,000 14,246,000

Feb 2011

7,676,000 17,212,000 20,163,000 13,188,000 5,337,000 2,876,000 5,106,000 14,233,000

Mar 2011

7,681,000 17,278,000 20,177,000 13,247,000 5,332,000 2,877,000 5,096,000 14,219,000

Apr 2011

7,680,000 17,340,000 20,237,000 13,298,000 5,341,000 2,870,000 5,091,000 14,223,000

May 2011

7,702,000 17,391,000 20,252,000 13,293,000 5,345,000 2,871,000 5,083,000 14,175,000

Jun 2011

7,690,000 17,406,000 20,288,000 13,343,000 5,353,000 2,860,000 5,079,000 14,225,000

Jul 2011

7,693,000 17,415,000 20,327,000 13,370,000 5,358,000 2,862,000 5,058,000 14,129,000

Aug 2011

7,697,000 17,490,000 20,367,000 13,395,000 5,377,000 2,850,000 5,079,000 14,088,000

Sep 2011

7,695,000 17,554,000 20,415,000 13,426,000 5,382,000 2,846,000 5,072,000 14,065,000

Oct 2011

7,708,000 17,601,000 20,457,000 13,464,000 5,383,000 2,850,000 5,056,000 14,092,000

Nov 2011

7,721,000 17,636,000 20,496,000 13,511,000 5,391,000 2,842,000 5,050,000 14,079,000

Dec 2011

7,729,000 17,703,000 20,530,000 13,538,000 5,402,000 2,836,000 5,047,000 14,071,000

Jan 2012

7,735,000 17,789,000 20,574,000 13,600,000 5,414,000 2,833,000 5,045,000 14,068,000

Feb 2012

7,744,000 17,859,000 20,657,000 13,641,000 5,414,000 2,828,000 5,048,000 14,071,000

Mar 2012

7,767,000 17,893,000 20,689,000 13,706,000 5,422,000 2,828,000 5,051,000 14,064,000

Apr 2012

7,771,000 17,942,000 20,707,000 13,709,000 5,416,000 2,826,000 5,055,000 14,050,000

May 2012

7,782,000 17,967,000 20,747,000 13,705,000 5,416,000 2,823,000 5,052,000 14,036,000

Jun 2012

7,781,000 18,023,000 20,738,000 13,702,000 5,425,000 2,824,000 5,059,000 14,047,000

Jul 2012

7,778,000 18,066,000 20,773,000 13,735,000 5,433,000 2,815,000 5,055,000 14,043,000

Aug 2012

7,787,000 18,098,000 20,801,000 13,804,000 5,431,000 2,820,000 5,063,000 14,033,000

Sep 2012

7,800,000 18,113,000 20,841,000 13,872,000 5,442,000 2,822,000 5,076,000 14,027,000

Oct 2012

7,809,000 18,187,000 20,881,000 13,883,000 5,446,000 2,824,000 5,055,000 14,024,000

Nov 2012

7,816,000 18,241,000 20,887,000 13,910,000 5,448,000 2,809,000 5,052,000 14,022,000

Dec 2012

7,829,000 18,277,000 20,935,000 13,978,000 5,452,000 2,806,000 5,048,000 14,033,000

Jan 2013

7,837,000 18,319,000 20,956,000 14,037,000 5,458,000 2,806,000 5,029,000 14,034,000

Feb 2013

7,851,000 18,412,000 20,958,000 14,082,000 5,456,000 2,806,000 5,045,000 14,030,000

Mar 2013

7,856,000 18,468,000 21,007,000 14,113,000 5,451,000 2,794,000 5,052,000 14,024,000

Apr 2013

7,872,000 18,530,000 21,054,000 14,152,000 5,455,000 2,794,000 5,047,000 14,028,000

May 2013

7,883,000 18,584,000 21,071,000 14,193,000 5,471,000 2,775,000 5,049,000 14,040,000

Jun 2013

7,887,000 18,630,000 21,070,000 14,252,000 5,479,000 2,771,000 5,038,000 14,031,000

Jul 2013

7,904,000 18,676,000 21,074,000 14,288,000 5,484,000 2,761,000 5,025,000 14,029,000

Aug 2013

7,902,000 18,702,000 21,143,000 14,327,000 5,493,000 2,754,000 5,045,000 14,032,000

Sep 2013

7,903,000 18,731,000 21,133,000 14,339,000 5,502,000 2,753,000 5,050,000 14,032,000

Oct 2013

7,912,000 18,782,000 21,158,000 14,395,000 5,509,000 2,739,000 5,057,000 14,034,000

Nov 2013

7,911,000 18,850,000 21,194,000 14,432,000 5,511,000 2,746,000 5,056,000 14,041,000

Dec 2013

7,916,000 18,838,000 21,196,000 14,454,000 5,525,000 2,741,000 5,053,000 14,026,000

Jan 2014

7,913,000 18,885,000 21,228,000 14,489,000 5,533,000 2,736,000 5,052,000 14,026,000

Feb 2014

7,932,000 18,948,000 21,251,000 14,509,000 5,535,000 2,731,000 5,057,000 14,037,000

Mar 2014

7,932,000 18,994,000 21,294,000 14,564,000 5,553,000 2,728,000 5,055,000 14,050,000

Apr 2014

7,944,000 19,053,000 21,321,000 14,614,000 5,565,000 2,728,000 5,055,000 14,070,000

May 2014

7,951,000 19,093,000 21,364,000 14,670,000 5,568,000 2,728,000 5,051,000 14,053,000

Jun 2014

7,965,000 19,155,000 21,410,000 14,693,000 5,562,000 2,729,000 5,058,000 14,108,000

Jul 2014

7,980,000 19,192,000 21,453,000 14,703,000 5,566,000 2,731,000 5,035,000 14,135,000

Aug 2014

7,994,000 19,249,000 21,491,000 14,725,000 5,580,000 2,735,000 5,016,000 14,104,000

Sep 2014

8,009,000 19,304,000 21,543,000 14,768,000 5,574,000 2,735,000 5,041,000 14,121,000

Oct 2014

8,018,000 19,334,000 21,573,000 14,811,000 5,581,000 2,735,000 5,046,000 14,136,000

Nov 2014

8,036,000 19,388,000 21,626,000 14,849,000 5,591,000 2,740,000 5,053,000 14,139,000

Dec 2014

8,042,000 19,468,000 21,678,000 14,892,000 5,593,000 2,743,000 5,059,000 14,145,000

Jan 2015

8,059,000 19,493,000 21,741,000 14,915,000 5,599,000 2,745,000 5,065,000 14,150,000

Feb 2015

8,070,000 19,537,000 21,789,000 14,972,000 5,606,000 2,747,000 5,071,000 14,160,000

Mar 2015

8,081,000 19,565,000 21,832,000 14,981,000 5,607,000 2,748,000 5,067,000 14,155,000

Apr 2015

8,086,000 19,609,000 21,906,000 15,023,000 5,614,000 2,763,000 5,070,000 14,172,000

May 2015

8,097,000 19,691,000 21,958,000 15,103,000 5,622,000 2,753,000 5,074,000 14,185,000

Jun 2015

8,115,000 19,742,000 21,998,000 15,108,000 5,615,000 2,754,000 5,073,000 14,188,000

Jul 2015

8,134,000 19,775,000 22,053,000 15,168,000 5,628,000 2,756,000 5,073,000 14,221,000

Aug 2015

8,145,000 19,808,000 22,094,000 15,201,000 5,621,000 2,760,000 5,077,000 14,223,000

Sep 2015

8,152,000 19,828,000 22,131,000 15,279,000 5,621,000 2,759,000 5,083,000 14,198,000

Oct 2015

8,167,000 19,902,000 22,215,000 15,316,000 5,630,000 2,759,000 5,084,000 14,213,000

Nov 2015

8,182,000 19,937,000 22,260,000 15,374,000 5,638,000 2,766,000 5,090,000 14,225,000

Dec 2015

8,189,000 20,006,000 22,323,000 15,406,000 5,653,000 2,776,000 5,088,000 14,233,000

Jan 2016

8,207,000 20,017,000 22,335,000 15,454,000 5,647,000 2,771,000 5,090,000 14,253,000

Feb 2016

8,210,000 20,029,000 22,403,000 15,494,000 5,666,000 2,778,000 5,085,000 14,275,000

Mar 2016

8,226,000 20,053,000 22,450,000 15,535,000 5,673,000 2,783,000 5,092,000 14,303,000

Apr 2016

8,249,000 20,084,000 22,505,000 15,562,000 5,678,000 2,785,000 5,097,000 14,302,000

May 2016

8,265,000 20,091,000 22,565,000 15,583,000 5,670,000 2,792,000 5,092,000 14,315,000

Jun 2016

8,281,000 20,134,000 22,618,000 15,639,000 5,682,000 2,797,000 5,107,000 14,276,000

Jul 2016

8,304,000 20,178,000 22,666,000 15,679,000 5,690,000 2,800,000 5,115,000 14,374,000

Aug 2016

8,320,000 20,182,000 22,719,000 15,725,000 5,702,000 2,803,000 5,115,000 14,366,000

Sep 2016

8,327,000 20,251,000 22,775,000 15,785,000 5,714,000 2,806,000 5,150,000 14,367,000

Oct 2016

8,333,000 20,273,000 22,835,000 15,780,000 5,720,000 2,804,000 5,132,000 14,359,000

Nov 2016

8,344,000 20,309,000 22,870,000 15,826,000 5,729,000 2,798,000 5,135,000 14,344,000

Dec 2016

8,370,000 20,341,000 22,929,000 15,845,000 5,711,000 2,815,000 5,139,000 14,350,000

Jan 2017

8,397,000 20,382,000 22,946,000 15,874,000 5,729,000 2,813,000 5,156,000 14,347,000

Feb 2017

8,400,000 20,400,000 23,016,000 15,917,000 5,741,000 2,812,000 5,160,000 14,354,000

Mar 2017

8,407,000 20,431,000 23,051,000 15,941,000 5,748,000 2,810,000 5,163,000 14,356,000

Apr 2017

8,424,000 20,464,000 23,103,000 16,006,000 5,753,000 2,798,000 5,169,000 14,368,000

May 2017

8,436,000 20,525,000 23,147,000 16,046,000 5,765,000 2,808,000 5,181,000 14,358,000

Jun 2017

8,452,000 20,559,000 23,167,000 16,087,000 5,769,000 2,805,000 5,174,000 14,381,000

Jul 2017

8,465,000 20,599,000 23,232,000 16,122,000 5,775,000 2,806,000 5,178,000 14,390,000

Aug 2017

8,476,000 20,640,000 23,255,000 16,150,000 5,777,000 2,802,000 5,169,000 14,339,000

Sep 2017

8,479,000 20,636,000 23,287,000 16,140,000 5,780,000 2,799,000 5,144,000 14,390,000

Oct 2017

8,482,000 20,677,000 23,309,000 16,133,000 5,793,000 2,802,000 5,152,000 14,407,000

Nov 2017

8,490,000 20,691,000 23,352,000 16,160,000 5,803,000 2,791,000 5,161,000 14,427,000

Dec 2017

8,496,000 20,728,000 23,384,000 16,183,000 5,805,000 2,794,000 5,159,000 14,431,000

Jan 2018

8,503,000 20,787,000 23,440,000 16,209,000 5,809,000 2,794,000 5,152,000 14,428,000

Feb 2018

8,527,000 20,825,000 23,495,000 16,231,000 5,814,000 2,790,000 5,156,000 14,473,000

Mar 2018

8,538,000 20,872,000 23,524,000 16,239,000 5,816,000 2,792,000 5,164,000 14,471,000

Apr 2018

8,546,000 20,920,000 23,545,000 16,226,000 5,824,000 2,800,000 5,177,000 14,467,000

May 2018

8,572,000 20,980,000 23,591,000 16,261,000 5,835,000 2,793,000 5,174,000 14,482,000

Jun 2018

8,590,000 21,029,000 23,616,000 16,310,000 5,844,000 2,798,000 5,179,000 14,505,000

Jul 2018

8,600,000 21,041,000 23,641,000 16,329,000 5,829,000 2,799,000 5,175,000 14,462,000

Aug 2018

8,612,000 21,080,000 23,689,000 16,343,000 5,829,000 2,801,000 5,174,000 14,493,000

Sep 2018

8,629,000 21,111,000 23,711,000 16,325,000 5,838,000 2,805,000 5,183,000 14,486,000

Oct 2018

8,643,000 21,134,000 23,755,000 16,356,000 5,841,000 2,805,000 5,183,000 14,491,000

Nov 2018

8,651,000 21,138,000 23,770,000 16,361,000 5,839,000 2,809,000 5,165,000 14,499,000

Dec 2018

8,661,000 21,157,000 23,856,000 16,412,000 5,846,000 2,808,000 5,176,000 14,527,000

Jan 2019

8,675,000 21,163,000 23,903,000 16,517,000 5,853,000 2,804,000 5,174,000 14,546,000

Feb 2019

8,683,000 21,191,000 23,926,000 16,498,000 5,854,000 2,810,000 5,183,000 14,543,000

Mar 2019

8,705,000 21,216,000 23,989,000 16,523,000 5,875,000 2,813,000 5,192,000 14,568,000

Apr 2019

8,724,000 21,269,000 24,055,000 16,520,000 5,891,000 2,828,000 5,192,000 14,590,000

May 2019

8,736,000 21,314,000 24,089,000 16,505,000 5,887,000 2,825,000 5,151,000 14,593,000

Jun 2019

8,749,000 21,363,000 24,135,000 16,499,000 5,897,000 2,834,000 5,171,000 14,572,000

Jul 2019

8,770,000 21,384,000 24,173,000 16,511,000 5,901,000 2,830,000 5,192,000 14,520,000

Aug 2019

8,786,000 21,413,000 24,231,000 16,574,000 5,900,000 2,855,000 5,212,000 14,547,000

Sep 2019

8,785,000 21,421,000 24,286,000 16,645,000 5,902,000 2,852,000 5,219,000 14,574,000

Oct 2019

8,800,000 21,425,000 24,325,000 16,710,000 5,895,000 2,838,000 5,237,000 14,600,000

Nov 2019

8,816,000 21,432,000 24,392,000 16,745,000 5,912,000 2,842,000 5,247,000 14,625,000

Dec 2019

8,821,000 21,422,000 24,436,000 16,794,000 5,915,000 2,836,000 5,248,000 14,639,000

Jan 2020

8,838,000 21,424,000 24,524,000 16,853,000 5,935,000 2,856,000 5,271,000 14,656,000

Feb 2020

8,869,000 21,437,000 24,576,000 16,945,000 5,940,000 2,855,000 5,317,000 14,699,000

Mar 2020

8,852,000 21,353,000 24,354,000 16,198,000 5,850,000 2,876,000 5,266,000 14,699,000

Apr 2020

8,589,000 19,170,000 21,752,000 8,710,000 4,512,000 2,880,000 5,117,000 13,930,000

May 2020

8,605,000 19,364,000 22,153,000 9,945,000 4,741,000 2,878,000 5,060,000 13,458,000

Jun 2020

8,622,000 19,734,000 22,708,000 11,754,000 5,093,000 2,884,000 5,061,000 13,462,000

Jul 2020

8,622,000 19,926,000 22,901,000 12,261,000 5,233,000 2,907,000 5,071,000 13,531,000

Aug 2020

8,647,000 20,111,000 23,104,000 12,542,000 5,287,000 3,158,000 5,116,000 13,737,000

Sep 2020

8,676,000 20,231,000 23,193,000 13,029,000 5,334,000 3,122,000 5,095,000 13,702,000

Oct 2020

8,698,000 20,449,000 23,291,000 13,271,000 5,352,000 2,978,000 5,073,000 13,716,000

Nov 2020

8,708,000 20,553,000 23,349,000 13,289,000 5,342,000 2,889,000 5,074,000 13,718,000

Dec 2020

8,720,000 20,710,000 23,348,000 12,780,000 5,311,000 2,895,000 5,080,000 13,696,000

Jan 2021

8,734,000 20,854,000 23,365,000 12,835,000 5,322,000 2,887,000 5,162,000 13,732,000

Feb 2021

8,723,000 20,940,000 23,427,000 13,207,000 5,325,000 2,881,000 5,167,000 13,745,000

Mar 2021

8,733,000 21,067,000 23,538,000 13,352,000 5,342,000 2,887,000 5,195,000 13,794,000

Apr 2021

8,753,000 21,048,000 23,573,000 13,558,000 5,369,000 2,899,000 5,191,000 13,839,000

May 2021

8,760,000 21,131,000 23,615,000 13,782,000 5,378,000 2,891,000 5,179,000 13,860,000

Jun 2021

8,767,000 21,234,000 23,635,000 14,055,000 5,444,000 2,889,000 5,190,000 13,920,000

Jul 2021

8,804,000 21,397,000 23,680,000 14,339,000 5,485,000 2,888,000 5,163,000 13,986,000

Aug 2021

8,821,000 21,500,000 23,708,000 14,565,000 5,520,000 2,890,000 5,149,000 14,061,000

Sep 2021

8,850,000 21,592,000 23,707,000 14,765,000 5,534,000 2,887,000 5,138,000 14,049,000

Oct 2021

8,877,000 21,821,000 23,803,000 14,931,000 5,563,000 2,877,000 5,132,000 14,028,000

Nov 2021

8,912,000 21,960,000 23,851,000 15,108,000 5,592,000 2,882,000 5,120,000 14,036,000

Dec 2021

8,935,000 22,069,000 23,892,000 15,258,000 5,613,000 2,873,000 5,113,000 14,070,000

Jan 2022

8,941,000 22,164,000 23,887,000 15,374,000 5,606,000 2,874,000 5,101,000 14,100,000

Feb 2022

8,982,000 22,306,000 23,996,000 15,536,000 5,649,000 2,874,000 5,088,000 14,120,000

Mar 2022

8,997,000 22,439,000 24,050,000 15,590,000 5,660,000 2,873,000 5,063,000 14,137,000

Apr 2022

9,034,000 22,421,000 24,105,000 15,626,000 5,671,000 2,871,000 5,077,000 14,153,000

May 2022

9,040,000 22,493,000 24,181,000 15,699,000 5,681,000 2,868,000 5,092,000 14,162,000

Jun 2022

9,043,000 22,582,000 24,277,000 15,774,000 5,691,000 2,851,000 5,090,000 14,169,000

Jul 2022

9,057,000 22,659,000 24,404,000 15,887,000 5,723,000 2,867,000 5,103,000 14,215,000

Aug 2022

9,066,000 22,707,000 24,496,000 15,935,000 5,727,000 2,865,000 5,109,000 14,257,000

Sep 2022

9,068,000 22,755,000 24,576,000 16,074,000 5,748,000 2,867,000 5,115,000 14,255,000

Oct 2022

9,086,000 22,791,000 24,661,000 16,135,000 5,756,000 2,871,000 5,104,000 14,287,000

Nov 2022

9,097,000 22,791,000 24,756,000 16,258,000 5,785,000 2,873,000 5,116,000 14,335,000

Dec 2022

9,101,000 22,814,000 24,827,000 16,316,000 5,798,000 2,874,000 5,087,000 14,370,000

Jan 2023

9,106,000 22,867,000 24,934,000 16,430,000 5,817,000 2,881,000 5,162,000 14,406,000

Feb 2023

9,105,000 22,912,000 25,008,000 16,535,000 5,826,000 2,888,000 5,164,000 14,443,000

Leisure and hospitality added 105,000 jobs in February 2023, similar to the average monthly gain of 91,000 over the prior 6 months. Employment in leisure and hospitality is below its pre-pandemic February 2020 level by 410,000, or 2.4 percent.

Employment in retail trade rose by 50,000 in February, while employment in professional and business services continued to trend up (+45,000). Employment in professional and business services had increased by an average of 35,000 per month over the prior 6 months.

In February, the information industry lost 25,000 jobs. Employment continued to trend down in motion picture and sound recording industries (−9,000) and in telecommunications (−3,000). Employment in information has decreased by 54,000 since November 2022. Transportation and warehousing lost 22,000 jobs in February 2023, including 9,000 in truck transportation.

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 — February 2023." Also see more charts of national employment, hours, and earnings data.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up by 311,000 in February 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/payroll-employment-up-by-311000-in-february-2023.htm (visited February 27, 2024).

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