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Payroll employment up 303,000 in March 2024

April 11, 2024

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 303,000 to 158.1 million in March 2024, higher than the average monthly gain of 231,000 over the prior 12 months. Health care added the most jobs with an increase of 72,000 in March. Over the past 12 months, the industry averaged a gain of 60,000 jobs per month.

Employment levels by industry, March 2014 to March 2024
Month Total nonfarm Total private Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade

Mar 2014

137,987,000 116,154,000 879,000 6,038,000 12,120,000 5,713,400 15,217,700

Apr 2014

138,298,000 116,445,000 885,000 6,084,000 12,134,000 5,728,700 15,258,900

May 2014

138,500,000 116,668,000 886,000 6,109,000 12,146,000 5,735,400 15,264,300

Jun 2014

138,833,000 116,938,000 891,000 6,133,000 12,170,000 5,746,800 15,305,600

Jul 2014

139,076,000 117,175,000 897,000 6,178,000 12,189,000 5,749,800 15,328,900

Aug 2014

139,257,000 117,402,000 898,000 6,210,000 12,208,000 5,748,300 15,336,700

Sep 2014

139,564,000 117,667,000 903,000 6,242,000 12,226,000 5,755,000 15,367,000

Oct 2014

139,804,000 117,887,000 901,000 6,259,000 12,259,000 5,757,200 15,404,700

Nov 2014

140,088,000 118,156,000 900,000 6,272,000 12,284,000 5,760,400 15,429,800

Dec 2014

140,366,000 118,419,000 896,000 6,293,000 12,292,000 5,768,300 15,444,800

Jan 2015

140,562,000 118,602,000 887,000 6,320,000 12,292,000 5,769,300 15,461,900

Feb 2015

140,831,000 118,853,000 875,000 6,361,000 12,301,000 5,781,100 15,479,200

Mar 2015

140,925,000 118,955,000 859,000 6,334,000 12,312,000 5,782,900 15,510,300

Apr 2015

141,202,000 119,197,000 843,000 6,392,000 12,318,000 5,779,200 15,523,800

May 2015

141,539,000 119,527,000 821,000 6,427,000 12,333,000 5,786,000 15,557,500

Jun 2015

141,695,000 119,680,000 817,000 6,441,000 12,334,000 5,784,500 15,567,200

Jul 2015

141,989,000 119,939,000 806,000 6,472,000 12,349,000 5,784,400 15,581,700

Aug 2015

142,130,000 120,070,000 794,000 6,490,000 12,345,000 5,785,300 15,588,100

Sep 2015

142,265,000 120,225,000 779,000 6,508,000 12,354,000 5,775,700 15,578,000

Oct 2015

142,584,000 120,528,000 771,000 6,547,000 12,362,000 5,777,200 15,619,200

Nov 2015

142,810,000 120,729,000 756,000 6,598,000 12,357,000 5,778,600 15,625,500

Dec 2015

143,083,000 120,986,000 746,000 6,630,000 12,362,000 5,776,400 15,631,800

Jan 2016

143,196,000 121,082,000 732,000 6,631,000 12,383,000 5,778,500 15,664,800

Feb 2016

143,411,000 121,273,000 711,000 6,640,000 12,365,000 5,776,200 15,716,500

Mar 2016

143,666,000 121,488,000 691,000 6,678,000 12,342,000 5,780,000 15,770,900

Apr 2016

143,856,000 121,672,000 677,000 6,702,000 12,353,000 5,784,900 15,768,100

May 2016

143,901,000 121,702,000 666,000 6,689,000 12,332,000 5,782,500 15,772,900

Jun 2016

144,152,000 121,972,000 657,000 6,701,000 12,350,000 5,778,800 15,789,500

Jul 2016

144,515,000 122,226,000 651,000 6,735,000 12,372,000 5,781,800 15,804,400

Aug 2016

144,664,000 122,380,000 647,000 6,736,000 12,348,000 5,784,300 15,821,500

Sep 2016

144,961,000 122,638,000 645,000 6,768,000 12,347,000 5,795,200 15,826,400

Oct 2016

145,069,000 122,774,000 644,000 6,799,000 12,345,000 5,797,100 15,829,600

Nov 2016

145,188,000 122,911,000 647,000 6,823,000 12,342,000 5,800,900 15,786,400

Dec 2016

145,410,000 123,106,000 648,000 6,818,000 12,355,000 5,796,900 15,820,500

Jan 2017

145,636,000 123,320,000 648,000 6,840,000 12,366,000 5,804,900 15,873,600

Feb 2017

145,848,000 123,522,000 655,000 6,881,000 12,380,000 5,807,500 15,854,500

Mar 2017

145,976,000 123,647,000 659,000 6,902,000 12,393,000 5,808,500 15,824,900

Apr 2017

146,173,000 123,838,000 669,000 6,916,000 12,400,000 5,807,500 15,805,000

May 2017

146,389,000 124,042,000 675,000 6,931,000 12,409,000 5,805,800 15,784,800

Jun 2017

146,588,000 124,228,000 679,000 6,962,000 12,422,000 5,811,600 15,776,300

Jul 2017

146,772,000 124,398,000 681,000 6,968,000 12,423,000 5,814,300 15,768,000

Aug 2017

146,907,000 124,597,000 685,000 7,002,000 12,467,000 5,816,200 15,761,900

Sep 2017

146,999,000 124,666,000 687,000 7,013,000 12,477,000 5,814,600 15,750,300

Oct 2017

147,146,000 124,785,000 688,000 7,031,000 12,490,000 5,820,800 15,747,900

Nov 2017

147,375,000 124,996,000 693,000 7,068,000 12,505,000 5,822,400 15,783,400

Dec 2017

147,521,000 125,137,000 693,000 7,091,000 12,533,000 5,824,700 15,743,900

Jan 2018

147,667,000 125,293,000 700,000 7,093,000 12,561,000 5,824,100 15,706,000

Feb 2018

148,054,000 125,635,000 706,000 7,184,000 12,584,000 5,826,400 15,753,100

Mar 2018

148,280,000 125,853,000 714,000 7,194,000 12,610,000 5,839,900 15,771,500

Apr 2018

148,426,000 125,982,000 722,000 7,212,000 12,631,000 5,815,600 15,772,200

May 2018

148,755,000 126,306,000 726,000 7,274,000 12,657,000 5,820,900 15,788,400

Jun 2018

148,968,000 126,486,000 730,000 7,292,000 12,691,000 5,823,700 15,741,900

Jul 2018

149,023,000 126,587,000 730,000 7,318,000 12,711,000 5,836,600 15,725,400

Aug 2018

149,274,000 126,806,000 739,000 7,347,000 12,725,000 5,854,900 15,727,600

Sep 2018

149,361,000 126,887,000 739,000 7,375,000 12,744,000 5,850,900 15,686,700

Oct 2018

149,525,000 127,046,000 742,000 7,389,000 12,767,000 5,857,400 15,642,500

Nov 2018

149,622,000 127,149,000 737,000 7,386,000 12,777,000 5,865,800 15,686,600

Dec 2018

149,804,000 127,293,000 743,000 7,396,000 12,796,000 5,870,600 15,631,800

Jan 2019

150,062,000 127,554,000 747,000 7,425,000 12,828,000 5,879,600 15,616,300

Feb 2019

150,067,000 127,542,000 742,000 7,395,000 12,818,000 5,885,200 15,583,500

Mar 2019

150,294,000 127,725,000 740,000 7,425,000 12,825,000 5,883,300 15,573,100

Apr 2019

150,602,000 127,983,000 738,000 7,468,000 12,822,000 5,890,100 15,573,400

May 2019

150,640,000 128,078,000 734,000 7,478,000 12,818,000 5,889,100 15,560,000

Jun 2019

150,844,000 128,240,000 732,000 7,502,000 12,824,000 5,880,900 15,537,800

Jul 2019

150,934,000 128,362,000 726,000 7,526,000 12,827,000 5,887,400 15,535,800

Aug 2019

151,155,000 128,530,000 721,000 7,530,000 12,826,000 5,885,900 15,520,600

Sep 2019

151,358,000 128,705,000 718,000 7,547,000 12,825,000 5,888,700 15,529,400

Oct 2019

151,458,000 128,788,000 720,000 7,553,000 12,771,000 5,894,400 15,531,100

Nov 2019

151,666,000 128,957,000 708,000 7,541,000 12,816,000 5,894,700 15,508,900

Dec 2019

151,792,000 129,066,000 696,000 7,527,000 12,798,000 5,898,300 15,545,100

Jan 2020

152,045,000 129,258,000 689,000 7,580,000 12,785,000 5,897,000 15,515,700

Feb 2020

152,309,000 129,442,000 684,000 7,615,000 12,780,000 5,891,700 15,510,300

Mar 2020

150,898,000 128,066,000 676,000 7,546,000 12,721,000 5,875,100 15,425,400

Apr 2020

130,421,000 108,506,000 618,000 6,528,000 11,419,000 5,484,800 13,241,400

May 2020

133,040,000 111,645,000 594,000 7,010,000 11,652,000 5,502,400 13,631,000

Jun 2020

137,655,000 116,227,000 578,000 7,156,000 11,982,000 5,542,000 14,450,800

Jul 2020

139,240,000 117,703,000 569,000 7,192,000 12,019,000 5,523,300 14,678,400

Aug 2020

140,774,000 118,787,000 561,000 7,224,000 12,047,000 5,539,300 14,951,800

Sep 2020

141,820,000 119,885,000 560,000 7,251,000 12,102,000 5,565,400 15,001,500

Oct 2020

142,493,000 120,729,000 556,000 7,300,000 12,124,000 5,578,600 15,098,400

Nov 2020

142,761,000 121,078,000 555,000 7,318,000 12,154,000 5,590,800 15,142,600

Dec 2020

142,518,000 120,842,000 558,000 7,354,000 12,194,000 5,600,100 15,118,600

Jan 2021

142,916,000 121,128,000 549,000 7,363,000 12,188,000 5,612,500 15,164,500

Feb 2021

143,443,000 121,666,000 539,000 7,298,000 12,217,000 5,621,100 15,198,000

Mar 2021

144,274,000 122,413,000 554,000 7,406,000 12,272,000 5,635,100 15,230,900

Apr 2021

144,593,000 122,680,000 555,000 7,407,000 12,232,000 5,652,400 15,187,700

May 2021

145,044,000 123,127,000 555,000 7,395,000 12,264,000 5,671,200 15,205,000

Jun 2021

145,822,000 123,804,000 559,000 7,387,000 12,285,000 5,697,600 15,268,900

Jul 2021

146,761,000 124,684,000 562,000 7,413,000 12,353,000 5,722,800 15,241,600

Aug 2021

147,226,000 125,135,000 565,000 7,429,000 12,401,000 5,739,900 15,233,900

Sep 2021

147,706,000 125,631,000 566,000 7,475,000 12,439,000 5,753,200 15,303,900

Oct 2021

148,566,000 126,530,000 570,000 7,513,000 12,497,000 5,774,200 15,346,500

Nov 2021

149,197,000 127,156,000 573,000 7,561,000 12,534,000 5,801,200 15,381,300

Dec 2021

149,763,000 127,695,000 580,000 7,594,000 12,575,000 5,829,100 15,373,900

Jan 2022

150,014,000 127,958,000 575,000 7,587,000 12,602,000 5,851,600 15,394,700

Feb 2022

150,876,000 128,823,000 582,000 7,672,000 12,649,000 5,878,300 15,554,100

Mar 2022

151,370,000 129,318,000 590,000 7,704,000 12,717,000 5,915,400 15,543,300

Apr 2022

151,642,000 129,557,000 597,000 7,704,000 12,768,000 5,946,900 15,492,700

May 2022

151,928,000 129,815,000 599,000 7,743,000 12,787,000 5,970,100 15,436,400

Jun 2022

152,348,000 130,233,000 608,000 7,757,000 12,817,000 5,984,500 15,492,200

Jul 2022

153,038,000 130,773,000 614,000 7,786,000 12,852,000 6,001,100 15,511,600

Aug 2022

153,281,000 131,017,000 611,000 7,798,000 12,882,000 6,019,800 15,536,300

Sep 2022

153,536,000 131,265,000 615,000 7,826,000 12,899,000 6,024,900 15,519,200

Oct 2022

153,897,000 131,596,000 618,000 7,839,000 12,930,000 6,043,900 15,509,800

Nov 2022

154,155,000 131,791,000 625,000 7,860,000 12,935,000 6,050,300 15,487,600

Dec 2022

154,291,000 131,924,000 630,000 7,884,000 12,934,000 6,063,300 15,484,700

Jan 2023

154,773,000 132,283,000 631,000 7,921,000 12,942,000 6,074,500 15,518,300

Feb 2023

155,060,000 132,509,000 633,000 7,947,000 12,940,000 6,087,000 15,606,800

Mar 2023

155,206,000 132,600,000 635,000 7,941,000 12,932,000 6,096,200 15,579,600

Apr 2023

155,484,000 132,831,000 639,000 7,961,000 12,941,000 6,095,200 15,586,000

May 2023

155,787,000 133,085,000 642,000 7,977,000 12,936,000 6,102,400 15,599,300

Jun 2023

156,027,000 133,270,000 642,000 8,010,000 12,945,000 6,103,800 15,593,800

Jul 2023

156,211,000 133,418,000 644,000 8,021,000 12,939,000 6,120,100 15,599,400

Aug 2023

156,421,000 133,568,000 644,000 8,052,000 12,941,000 6,121,600 15,593,800

Sep 2023

156,667,000 133,764,000 645,000 8,065,000 12,954,000 6,133,300 15,612,000

Oct 2023

156,832,000 133,862,000 644,000 8,087,000 12,923,000 6,145,200 15,613,300

Nov 2023

157,014,000 134,014,000 640,000 8,102,000 12,948,000 6,152,100 15,570,400

Dec 2023

157,304,000 134,228,000 643,000 8,120,000 12,960,000 6,159,500 15,602,700

Jan 2024

157,560,000 134,424,000 641,000 8,146,000 12,966,000 6,152,800 15,619,300

Feb 2024

157,830,000 134,631,000 642,000 8,172,000 12,956,000 6,149,900 15,642,300

Mar 2024

158,133,000 134,863,000 645,000 8,211,000 12,956,000 6,158,400 15,659,900
Employment levels by industry, March 2014 to March 2024 (continued)
Month Transportation and warehousing Utilities Information Financial activities Professional and business services Health care Private educational services Social assistance

Mar 2014

4,572,600 551,200 2,725,000 7,932,000 18,994,000 14,594,600 3,395,800 3,303,600

Apr 2014

4,586,500 550,100 2,721,000 7,944,000 19,053,000 14,606,400 3,407,000 3,307,300

May 2014

4,614,800 549,900 2,717,000 7,951,000 19,093,000 14,637,500 3,403,300 3,323,300

Jun 2014

4,634,000 550,800 2,722,000 7,965,000 19,155,000 14,650,500 3,423,100 3,336,300

Jul 2014

4,661,500 551,300 2,725,000 7,980,000 19,192,000 14,670,600 3,422,500 3,360,100

Aug 2014

4,676,200 553,200 2,733,000 7,994,000 19,249,000 14,704,800 3,418,700 3,367,900

Sep 2014

4,690,100 551,400 2,734,000 8,009,000 19,304,000 14,729,500 3,436,200 3,376,800

Oct 2014

4,710,000 552,200 2,727,000 8,018,000 19,334,000 14,758,200 3,429,900 3,385,200

Nov 2014

4,732,600 552,400 2,735,000 8,036,000 19,388,000 14,794,600 3,430,300 3,401,000

Dec 2014

4,760,500 554,000 2,737,000 8,042,000 19,468,000 14,828,500 3,435,000 3,414,600

Jan 2015

4,769,800 554,500 2,740,000 8,059,000 19,493,000 14,868,500 3,439,100 3,432,900

Feb 2015

4,786,000 554,300 2,741,000 8,070,000 19,537,000 14,896,100 3,448,400 3,444,700

Mar 2015

4,799,000 554,600 2,737,000 8,081,000 19,565,000 14,917,300 3,454,100 3,460,200

Apr 2015

4,805,900 554,900 2,742,000 8,086,000 19,609,000 14,956,100 3,453,300 3,496,600

May 2015

4,828,100 556,300 2,747,000 8,097,000 19,691,000 14,998,700 3,453,600 3,505,300

Jun 2015

4,855,200 555,300 2,748,000 8,115,000 19,742,000 15,022,500 3,460,000 3,515,900

Jul 2015

4,878,600 556,800 2,752,000 8,134,000 19,775,000 15,061,900 3,470,800 3,520,100

Aug 2015

4,889,400 557,900 2,751,000 8,145,000 19,808,000 15,095,600 3,474,200 3,524,400

Sep 2015

4,898,400 556,900 2,764,000 8,152,000 19,828,000 15,122,300 3,464,400 3,544,600

Oct 2015

4,898,800 556,600 2,766,000 8,167,000 19,902,000 15,161,700 3,490,300 3,562,900

Nov 2015

4,914,700 556,700 2,751,000 8,182,000 19,937,000 15,184,700 3,502,000 3,573,600

Dec 2015

4,946,000 556,100 2,761,000 8,189,000 20,006,000 15,208,600 3,526,300 3,588,400

Jan 2016

4,914,500 556,100 2,762,000 8,207,000 20,017,000 15,244,200 3,497,700 3,593,100

Feb 2016

4,930,300 557,200 2,775,000 8,210,000 20,029,000 15,273,700 3,519,500 3,609,300

Mar 2016

4,948,900 555,500 2,785,000 8,226,000 20,053,000 15,298,700 3,535,800 3,615,300

Apr 2016

4,964,800 555,600 2,789,000 8,249,000 20,084,000 15,335,800 3,552,200 3,617,000

May 2016

4,979,900 554,600 2,751,000 8,265,000 20,091,000 15,372,900 3,566,200 3,625,600

Jun 2016

4,984,100 556,100 2,801,000 8,281,000 20,134,000 15,405,600 3,569,200 3,642,900

Jul 2016

5,009,200 556,800 2,799,000 8,304,000 20,178,000 15,442,800 3,565,900 3,657,100

Aug 2016

5,035,800 556,300 2,803,000 8,320,000 20,182,000 15,464,400 3,572,400 3,682,500

Sep 2016

5,030,800 556,400 2,817,000 8,327,000 20,251,000 15,492,200 3,589,800 3,693,200

Oct 2016

5,047,400 556,600 2,814,000 8,333,000 20,273,000 15,520,600 3,614,300 3,700,100

Nov 2016

5,064,800 556,900 2,812,000 8,344,000 20,309,000 15,542,500 3,616,400 3,711,100

Dec 2016

5,096,900 557,500 2,817,000 8,370,000 20,341,000 15,579,300 3,622,900 3,727,200

Jan 2017

5,081,900 556,300 2,821,000 8,397,000 20,382,000 15,589,600 3,616,000 3,739,900

Feb 2017

5,098,900 555,700 2,815,000 8,400,000 20,400,000 15,616,400 3,646,900 3,752,300

Mar 2017

5,112,900 555,600 2,813,000 8,407,000 20,431,000 15,629,500 3,658,200 3,763,400

Apr 2017

5,131,500 555,100 2,804,000 8,424,000 20,464,000 15,657,500 3,658,700 3,786,700

May 2017

5,161,600 554,700 2,801,000 8,436,000 20,525,000 15,675,400 3,674,600 3,797,300

Jun 2017

5,176,800 555,300 2,811,000 8,452,000 20,559,000 15,709,300 3,641,500 3,815,800

Jul 2017

5,186,300 555,300 2,809,000 8,465,000 20,599,000 15,747,300 3,661,000 3,823,900

Aug 2017

5,198,800 555,500 2,813,000 8,476,000 20,640,000 15,763,400 3,664,800 3,827,100

Sep 2017

5,229,800 555,900 2,816,000 8,479,000 20,636,000 15,778,200 3,687,000 3,822,100

Oct 2017

5,247,300 555,200 2,811,000 8,482,000 20,677,000 15,794,500 3,686,900 3,827,500

Nov 2017

5,257,700 555,100 2,815,000 8,490,000 20,691,000 15,812,200 3,696,300 3,843,300

Dec 2017

5,281,900 555,200 2,818,000 8,496,000 20,728,000 15,836,100 3,699,800 3,848,300

Jan 2018

5,290,300 553,400 2,817,000 8,503,000 20,787,000 15,859,200 3,703,300 3,877,100

Feb 2018

5,314,300 556,200 2,819,000 8,527,000 20,825,000 15,886,700 3,710,200 3,898,100

Mar 2018

5,353,100 555,500 2,826,000 8,538,000 20,872,000 15,901,000 3,708,400 3,914,400

Apr 2018

5,373,200 556,800 2,838,000 8,546,000 20,920,000 15,917,900 3,706,700 3,920,600

May 2018

5,404,200 555,400 2,841,000 8,572,000 20,980,000 15,945,000 3,714,100 3,931,700

Jun 2018

5,425,500 554,500 2,838,000 8,590,000 21,029,000 15,957,600 3,719,000 3,939,500

Jul 2018

5,433,400 551,200 2,841,000 8,600,000 21,041,000 15,963,400 3,723,000 3,954,700

Aug 2018

5,468,100 551,200 2,840,000 8,612,000 21,080,000 15,986,500 3,728,600 3,974,300

Sep 2018

5,488,600 551,100 2,838,000 8,629,000 21,111,000 16,000,800 3,717,600 3,992,700

Oct 2018

5,516,900 551,800 2,850,000 8,643,000 21,134,000 16,026,400 3,717,900 4,010,700

Nov 2018

5,536,100 551,700 2,850,000 8,651,000 21,138,000 16,041,300 3,705,500 4,022,900

Dec 2018

5,521,600 551,100 2,851,000 8,661,000 21,157,000 16,087,700 3,722,400 4,045,500

Jan 2019

5,587,600 551,300 2,842,000 8,671,000 21,161,000 16,118,200 3,732,500 4,052,300

Feb 2019

5,571,900 550,400 2,843,000 8,683,000 21,191,000 16,138,200 3,725,500 4,064,900

Mar 2019

5,584,700 550,400 2,849,000 8,705,000 21,220,000 16,176,900 3,725,300 4,087,400

Apr 2019

5,617,200 547,600 2,846,000 8,723,000 21,278,000 16,205,300 3,737,000 4,119,500

May 2019

5,639,100 549,700 2,858,000 8,736,000 21,325,000 16,229,600 3,738,700 4,129,800

Jun 2019

5,675,200 552,300 2,875,000 8,749,000 21,367,000 16,262,400 3,737,100 4,139,700

Jul 2019

5,687,800 550,600 2,866,000 8,770,000 21,389,000 16,281,700 3,742,200 4,151,300

Aug 2019

5,695,800 549,200 2,865,000 8,787,000 21,419,000 16,311,100 3,738,300 4,178,000

Sep 2019

5,710,200 548,000 2,871,000 8,785,000 21,426,000 16,342,800 3,750,300 4,188,200

Oct 2019

5,717,500 546,100 2,874,000 8,801,000 21,435,000 16,358,800 3,753,400 4,212,900

Nov 2019

5,735,900 547,600 2,885,000 8,814,000 21,443,000 16,398,500 3,757,100 4,235,100

Dec 2019

5,760,300 548,800 2,891,000 8,823,000 21,421,000 16,418,800 3,762,000 4,253,900

Jan 2020

5,815,300 547,100 2,897,000 8,838,000 21,434,000 16,452,000 3,791,200 4,272,000

Feb 2020

5,779,300 547,200 2,907,000 8,873,000 21,437,000 16,480,600 3,798,500 4,298,300

Mar 2020

5,799,300 547,500 2,899,000 8,853,000 21,357,000 16,395,600 3,700,300 4,258,700

Apr 2020

5,284,200 542,600 2,641,000 8,589,000 19,180,000 14,874,800 3,272,700 3,603,700

May 2020

5,304,400 542,000 2,607,000 8,607,000 19,361,000 15,206,300 3,290,600 3,661,800

Jun 2020

5,433,700 540,100 2,626,000 8,622,000 19,729,000 15,573,500 3,368,700 3,771,200

Jul 2020

5,491,700 539,400 2,618,000 8,623,000 19,910,000 15,698,000 3,382,700 3,823,500

Aug 2020

5,591,500 541,200 2,641,000 8,646,000 20,089,000 15,782,100 3,448,200 3,867,500

Sep 2020

5,657,000 542,700 2,697,000 8,676,000 20,237,000 15,847,400 3,422,100 3,915,600

Oct 2020

5,739,700 541,300 2,695,000 8,696,000 20,424,000 15,909,900 3,430,300 3,942,100

Nov 2020

5,859,300 541,600 2,701,000 8,706,000 20,559,000 15,943,000 3,437,700 3,966,400

Dec 2020

5,869,900 541,400 2,715,000 8,722,000 20,716,000 16,001,400 3,371,400 3,971,900

Jan 2021

5,893,800 542,400 2,746,000 8,733,000 20,871,000 15,928,600 3,458,900 3,968,000

Feb 2021

5,932,200 542,500 2,763,000 8,726,000 20,937,000 15,953,000 3,481,300 3,992,500

Mar 2021

6,012,900 543,400 2,772,000 8,736,000 21,075,000 15,999,900 3,519,800 4,018,600

Apr 2021

6,003,600 543,800 2,794,000 8,752,000 21,057,000 16,001,000 3,523,800 4,050,300

May 2021

6,032,400 544,100 2,818,000 8,762,000 21,121,000 16,013,700 3,543,800 4,064,300

Jun 2021

6,087,400 545,500 2,840,000 8,768,000 21,221,000 15,999,100 3,569,400 4,071,600

Jul 2021

6,139,900 545,700 2,868,000 8,803,000 21,376,000 16,005,100 3,606,700 4,076,300

Aug 2021

6,194,400 544,900 2,898,000 8,821,000 21,476,000 16,001,600 3,624,000 4,077,200

Sep 2021

6,242,100 545,600 2,920,000 8,848,000 21,569,000 15,974,900 3,611,300 4,109,300

Oct 2021

6,309,000 545,900 2,935,000 8,880,000 21,830,000 16,004,200 3,678,400 4,119,600

Nov 2021

6,395,200 547,100 2,953,000 8,910,000 21,971,000 16,022,400 3,692,500 4,133,700

Dec 2021

6,441,600 547,700 2,968,000 8,938,000 22,090,000 16,032,800 3,703,000 4,151,800

Jan 2022

6,486,200 550,800 2,987,000 8,935,000 22,176,000 16,035,200 3,719,400 4,128,100

Feb 2022

6,570,500 551,400 2,991,000 8,983,000 22,303,000 16,094,600 3,734,800 4,166,700

Mar 2022

6,589,000 552,000 3,022,000 9,002,000 22,450,000 16,117,900 3,741,000 4,193,600

Apr 2022

6,613,300 553,100 3,034,000 9,038,000 22,425,000 16,161,000 3,738,600 4,207,700

May 2022

6,640,400 555,400 3,060,000 9,051,000 22,454,000 16,202,600 3,741,900 4,234,600

Jun 2022

6,651,600 557,200 3,083,000 9,058,000 22,522,000 16,256,700 3,750,800 4,257,600

Jul 2022

6,655,400 560,100 3,089,000 9,073,000 22,614,000 16,332,400 3,782,800 4,284,900

Aug 2022

6,639,300 562,800 3,089,000 9,089,000 22,637,000 16,378,700 3,783,500 4,306,300

Sep 2022

6,621,800 563,800 3,098,000 9,095,000 22,678,000 16,433,200 3,778,000 4,331,000

Oct 2022

6,619,200 566,000 3,095,000 9,123,000 22,726,000 16,500,300 3,780,600 4,355,600

Nov 2022

6,609,000 566,900 3,108,000 9,134,000 22,726,000 16,551,200 3,788,600 4,386,400

Dec 2022

6,589,400 568,300 3,095,000 9,145,000 22,733,000 16,604,900 3,749,900 4,417,700

Jan 2023

6,609,400 568,400 3,067,000 9,145,000 22,771,000 16,661,400 3,797,000 4,447,100

Feb 2023

6,588,000 569,100 3,049,000 9,146,000 22,779,000 16,703,300 3,795,100 4,469,700

Mar 2023

6,571,900 571,600 3,054,000 9,150,000 22,797,000 16,742,300 3,793,800 4,493,700

Apr 2023

6,579,100 573,500 3,053,000 9,179,000 22,827,000 16,785,000 3,806,400 4,517,500

May 2023

6,599,000 574,300 3,050,000 9,192,000 22,876,000 16,836,700 3,822,000 4,541,700

Jun 2023

6,586,900 575,200 3,043,000 9,201,000 22,883,000 16,899,600 3,823,300 4,553,700

Jul 2023

6,576,200 573,500 3,015,000 9,219,000 22,866,000 16,979,300 3,826,500 4,579,800

Aug 2023

6,548,700 576,300 2,997,000 9,223,000 22,865,000 17,045,900 3,826,600 4,606,700

Sep 2023

6,557,900 578,300 3,008,000 9,223,000 22,864,000 17,103,300 3,826,500 4,630,500

Oct 2023

6,549,400 579,800 2,982,000 9,223,000 22,859,000 17,158,100 3,830,900 4,647,700

Nov 2023

6,538,900 581,400 2,999,000 9,227,000 22,869,000 17,241,400 3,835,000 4,671,000

Dec 2023

6,520,600 583,800 3,012,000 9,233,000 22,882,000 17,293,300 3,842,500 4,695,200

Jan 2024

6,516,800 585,300 3,020,000 9,229,000 22,930,000 17,354,100 3,869,700 4,707,400

Feb 2024

6,539,300 588,400 3,017,000 9,223,000 22,947,000 17,418,300 3,866,200 4,728,600

Mar 2024

6,540,500 588,000 3,017,000 9,226,000 22,954,000 17,490,600 3,872,300 4,737,600
Employment levels by industry, March 2014 to March 2024 (continued)
Month Leisure and hospitality Other services Government Federal government State government Local government

Mar 2014

14,564,000 5,553,000 21,833,000 2,728,000 5,055,000 14,050,000

Apr 2014

14,614,000 5,565,000 21,853,000 2,728,000 5,055,000 14,070,000

May 2014

14,670,000 5,568,000 21,832,000 2,728,000 5,051,000 14,053,000

Jun 2014

14,693,000 5,562,000 21,895,000 2,729,000 5,058,000 14,108,000

Jul 2014

14,703,000 5,566,000 21,901,000 2,731,000 5,035,000 14,135,000

Aug 2014

14,725,000 5,580,000 21,855,000 2,735,000 5,016,000 14,104,000

Sep 2014

14,768,000 5,574,000 21,897,000 2,735,000 5,041,000 14,121,000

Oct 2014

14,811,000 5,581,000 21,917,000 2,735,000 5,046,000 14,136,000

Nov 2014

14,849,000 5,591,000 21,932,000 2,740,000 5,053,000 14,139,000

Dec 2014

14,892,000 5,593,000 21,947,000 2,743,000 5,059,000 14,145,000

Jan 2015

14,915,000 5,599,000 21,960,000 2,745,000 5,065,000 14,150,000

Feb 2015

14,972,000 5,606,000 21,978,000 2,747,000 5,071,000 14,160,000

Mar 2015

14,981,000 5,607,000 21,970,000 2,748,000 5,067,000 14,155,000

Apr 2015

15,023,000 5,614,000 22,005,000 2,763,000 5,070,000 14,172,000

May 2015

15,103,000 5,622,000 22,012,000 2,753,000 5,074,000 14,185,000

Jun 2015

15,108,000 5,615,000 22,015,000 2,754,000 5,073,000 14,188,000

Jul 2015

15,168,000 5,628,000 22,050,000 2,756,000 5,073,000 14,221,000

Aug 2015

15,201,000 5,621,000 22,060,000 2,760,000 5,077,000 14,223,000

Sep 2015

15,279,000 5,621,000 22,040,000 2,759,000 5,083,000 14,198,000

Oct 2015

15,316,000 5,630,000 22,056,000 2,759,000 5,084,000 14,213,000

Nov 2015

15,374,000 5,638,000 22,081,000 2,766,000 5,090,000 14,225,000

Dec 2015

15,406,000 5,653,000 22,097,000 2,776,000 5,088,000 14,233,000

Jan 2016

15,454,000 5,647,000 22,114,000 2,771,000 5,090,000 14,253,000

Feb 2016

15,494,000 5,666,000 22,138,000 2,778,000 5,085,000 14,275,000

Mar 2016

15,535,000 5,673,000 22,178,000 2,783,000 5,092,000 14,303,000

Apr 2016

15,562,000 5,678,000 22,184,000 2,785,000 5,097,000 14,302,000

May 2016

15,583,000 5,670,000 22,199,000 2,792,000 5,092,000 14,315,000

Jun 2016

15,639,000 5,682,000 22,180,000 2,797,000 5,107,000 14,276,000

Jul 2016

15,679,000 5,690,000 22,289,000 2,800,000 5,115,000 14,374,000

Aug 2016

15,725,000 5,702,000 22,284,000 2,803,000 5,115,000 14,366,000

Sep 2016

15,785,000 5,714,000 22,323,000 2,806,000 5,150,000 14,367,000

Oct 2016

15,780,000 5,720,000 22,295,000 2,804,000 5,132,000 14,359,000

Nov 2016

15,826,000 5,729,000 22,277,000 2,798,000 5,135,000 14,344,000

Dec 2016

15,845,000 5,711,000 22,304,000 2,815,000 5,139,000 14,350,000

Jan 2017

15,874,000 5,729,000 22,316,000 2,813,000 5,156,000 14,347,000

Feb 2017

15,917,000 5,741,000 22,326,000 2,812,000 5,160,000 14,354,000

Mar 2017

15,941,000 5,748,000 22,329,000 2,810,000 5,163,000 14,356,000

Apr 2017

16,006,000 5,753,000 22,335,000 2,798,000 5,169,000 14,368,000

May 2017

16,046,000 5,765,000 22,347,000 2,808,000 5,181,000 14,358,000

Jun 2017

16,087,000 5,769,000 22,360,000 2,805,000 5,174,000 14,381,000

Jul 2017

16,122,000 5,775,000 22,374,000 2,806,000 5,178,000 14,390,000

Aug 2017

16,150,000 5,777,000 22,310,000 2,802,000 5,169,000 14,339,000

Sep 2017

16,140,000 5,780,000 22,333,000 2,799,000 5,144,000 14,390,000

Oct 2017

16,133,000 5,793,000 22,361,000 2,802,000 5,152,000 14,407,000

Nov 2017

16,160,000 5,803,000 22,379,000 2,791,000 5,161,000 14,427,000

Dec 2017

16,183,000 5,805,000 22,384,000 2,794,000 5,159,000 14,431,000

Jan 2018

16,209,000 5,809,000 22,374,000 2,794,000 5,152,000 14,428,000

Feb 2018

16,231,000 5,814,000 22,419,000 2,790,000 5,156,000 14,473,000

Mar 2018

16,239,000 5,816,000 22,427,000 2,792,000 5,164,000 14,471,000

Apr 2018

16,226,000 5,824,000 22,444,000 2,800,000 5,177,000 14,467,000

May 2018

16,261,000 5,835,000 22,449,000 2,793,000 5,174,000 14,482,000

Jun 2018

16,310,000 5,844,000 22,482,000 2,798,000 5,179,000 14,505,000

Jul 2018

16,329,000 5,829,000 22,436,000 2,799,000 5,175,000 14,462,000

Aug 2018

16,343,000 5,829,000 22,468,000 2,801,000 5,174,000 14,493,000

Sep 2018

16,325,000 5,838,000 22,474,000 2,805,000 5,183,000 14,486,000

Oct 2018

16,356,000 5,841,000 22,479,000 2,805,000 5,183,000 14,491,000

Nov 2018

16,361,000 5,839,000 22,473,000 2,809,000 5,165,000 14,499,000

Dec 2018

16,412,000 5,846,000 22,511,000 2,808,000 5,176,000 14,527,000

Jan 2019

16,488,000 5,854,000 22,508,000 2,808,000 5,173,000 14,527,000

Feb 2019

16,494,000 5,856,000 22,525,000 2,810,000 5,182,000 14,533,000

Mar 2019

16,504,000 5,875,000 22,569,000 2,811,000 5,191,000 14,567,000

Apr 2019

16,527,000 5,891,000 22,619,000 2,827,000 5,192,000 14,600,000

May 2019

16,507,000 5,886,000 22,562,000 2,829,000 5,150,000 14,583,000

Jun 2019

16,512,000 5,894,000 22,604,000 2,833,000 5,170,000 14,601,000

Jul 2019

16,522,000 5,899,000 22,572,000 2,829,000 5,191,000 14,552,000

Aug 2019

16,602,000 5,901,000 22,625,000 2,854,000 5,213,000 14,558,000

Sep 2019

16,673,000 5,903,000 22,653,000 2,852,000 5,219,000 14,582,000

Oct 2019

16,722,000 5,898,000 22,670,000 2,837,000 5,239,000 14,594,000

Nov 2019

16,761,000 5,911,000 22,709,000 2,842,000 5,248,000 14,619,000

Dec 2019

16,805,000 5,917,000 22,726,000 2,837,000 5,251,000 14,638,000

Jan 2020

16,814,000 5,931,000 22,787,000 2,851,000 5,270,000 14,666,000

Feb 2020

16,899,000 5,941,000 22,867,000 2,851,000 5,319,000 14,697,000

Mar 2020

16,164,000 5,848,000 22,832,000 2,874,000 5,266,000 14,692,000

Apr 2020

8,715,000 4,512,000 21,915,000 2,875,000 5,115,000 13,925,000

May 2020

9,936,000 4,739,000 21,395,000 2,878,000 5,057,000 13,460,000

Jun 2020

11,764,000 5,090,000 21,428,000 2,884,000 5,059,000 13,485,000

Jul 2020

12,402,000 5,233,000 21,537,000 2,908,000 5,070,000 13,559,000

Aug 2020

12,566,000 5,291,000 21,987,000 3,157,000 5,115,000 13,715,000

Sep 2020

13,075,000 5,335,000 21,935,000 3,121,000 5,096,000 13,718,000

Oct 2020

13,337,000 5,357,000 21,764,000 2,980,000 5,074,000 13,710,000

Nov 2020

13,260,000 5,344,000 21,683,000 2,895,000 5,077,000 13,711,000

Dec 2020

12,796,000 5,312,000 21,676,000 2,895,000 5,083,000 13,698,000

Jan 2021

12,792,000 5,317,000 21,788,000 2,883,000 5,159,000 13,746,000

Feb 2021

13,139,000 5,326,000 21,777,000 2,878,000 5,166,000 13,733,000

Mar 2021

13,298,000 5,340,000 21,861,000 2,884,000 5,196,000 13,781,000

Apr 2021

13,552,000 5,368,000 21,913,000 2,894,000 5,189,000 13,830,000

May 2021

13,762,000 5,375,000 21,917,000 2,889,000 5,174,000 13,854,000

Jun 2021

14,064,000 5,441,000 22,018,000 2,889,000 5,188,000 13,941,000

Jul 2021

14,486,000 5,485,000 22,077,000 2,890,000 5,164,000 14,023,000

Aug 2021

14,606,000 5,523,000 22,091,000 2,888,000 5,150,000 14,053,000

Sep 2021

14,738,000 5,535,000 22,075,000 2,887,000 5,141,000 14,047,000

Oct 2021

14,957,000 5,570,000 22,036,000 2,878,000 5,136,000 14,022,000

Nov 2021

15,086,000 5,594,000 22,041,000 2,890,000 5,123,000 14,028,000

Dec 2021

15,254,000 5,616,000 22,068,000 2,884,000 5,121,000 14,063,000

Jan 2022

15,328,000 5,602,000 22,056,000 2,878,000 5,094,000 14,084,000

Feb 2022

15,444,000 5,649,000 22,053,000 2,871,000 5,083,000 14,099,000

Mar 2022

15,523,000 5,657,000 22,052,000 2,869,000 5,065,000 14,118,000

Apr 2022

15,611,000 5,667,000 22,085,000 2,865,000 5,080,000 14,140,000

May 2022

15,670,000 5,670,000 22,113,000 2,864,000 5,096,000 14,153,000

Jun 2022

15,760,000 5,677,000 22,115,000 2,851,000 5,103,000 14,161,000

Jul 2022

15,910,000 5,707,000 22,265,000 2,864,000 5,129,000 14,272,000

Aug 2022

15,973,000 5,711,000 22,264,000 2,859,000 5,139,000 14,266,000

Sep 2022

16,055,000 5,727,000 22,271,000 2,863,000 5,148,000 14,260,000

Oct 2022

16,150,000 5,739,000 22,301,000 2,871,000 5,143,000 14,287,000

Nov 2022

16,205,000 5,758,000 22,364,000 2,875,000 5,161,000 14,328,000

Dec 2022

16,255,000 5,769,000 22,367,000 2,876,000 5,131,000 14,360,000

Jan 2023

16,345,000 5,784,000 22,490,000 2,882,000 5,206,000 14,402,000

Feb 2023

16,412,000 5,784,000 22,551,000 2,892,000 5,229,000 14,430,000

Mar 2023

16,447,000 5,795,000 22,606,000 2,900,000 5,249,000 14,457,000

Apr 2023

16,489,000 5,799,000 22,653,000 2,908,000 5,263,000 14,482,000

May 2023

16,528,000 5,809,000 22,702,000 2,914,000 5,280,000 14,508,000

Jun 2023

16,588,000 5,821,000 22,757,000 2,920,000 5,301,000 14,536,000

Jul 2023

16,629,000 5,830,000 22,793,000 2,928,000 5,301,000 14,564,000

Aug 2023

16,681,000 5,846,000 22,853,000 2,939,000 5,329,000 14,585,000

Sep 2023

16,708,000 5,855,000 22,903,000 2,945,000 5,346,000 14,612,000

Oct 2023

16,765,000 5,854,000 22,970,000 2,953,000 5,375,000 14,642,000

Nov 2023

16,775,000 5,864,000 23,000,000 2,952,000 5,383,000 14,665,000

Dec 2023

16,816,000 5,864,000 23,076,000 2,961,000 5,404,000 14,711,000

Jan 2024

16,813,000 5,874,000 23,136,000 2,974,000 5,420,000 14,742,000

Feb 2024

16,856,000 5,885,000 23,199,000 2,984,000 5,431,000 14,784,000

Mar 2024

16,905,000 5,901,000 23,270,000 2,993,000 5,444,000 14,833,000

Note: Data are seasonally adjusted.

Employment in government increased by 71,000 from February 2024 to March 2024, higher than the average monthly gain of 54,000 over the prior 12 months. Employment increased in local government (+49,000) and federal government (+9,000) in March. Leisure and hospitality employment trended up in March 2024 (+49,000) and has returned to its pre-pandemic February 2020 level. Over the prior 12 months, job growth in the industry averaged 37,000 per month. Construction employment was up 39,000 over the month, about double the average monthly gain of 19,000 over the prior 12 months.

Employment in the other services (+16,000) and social assistance (+9,000) industries continued to trend upward in March. Little or no employment change was seen over the month in other major industries, including retail trade; mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction; manufacturing; wholesale trade; transportation and warehousing; information; financial activities; and professional and business services.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — March 2024." 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 303,000 in March 2024 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2024/payroll-employment-up-303000-in-march-2024.htm (visited May 19, 2024).

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