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United States: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Total Nonfarm

2019

150,134 150,135 150,282 150,492 150,577 150,759 150,953 151,160 151,368 151,553 151,814 151,998

2020

152,212 (1)152,463 151,090 130,303 133,028 (p)137,819 (p)139,582          

Mining and Logging

2019

746 741 741 741 743 741 736 731 731 735 724 715

2020

712 714 706 653 633 (p)628 (p)621          

Construction

2019

7,452 7,423 7,443 7,469 7,478 7,497 7,504 7,508 7,524 7,541 7,539 7,555

2020

7,593 7,639 7,574 6,556 7,012 (p)7,175 (p)7,195          

Manufacturing

2019

12,825 12,830 12,827 12,829 12,829 12,838 12,845 12,848 12,851 12,810 12,868 12,866

2020

12,844 12,852 12,806 11,489 11,729 (p)12,086 (p)12,112          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

27,711 27,688 27,665 27,671 27,667 27,686 27,692 27,688 27,712 27,750 27,762 27,809

2020

27,832 27,830 27,723 24,475 24,858 (p)25,832 (p)26,123          

Information

2019

2,843 2,841 2,851 2,845 2,853 2,865 2,862 2,861 2,866 2,865 2,874 2,883

2020

2,894 2,894 2,888 2,609 2,569 (p)2,579 (p)2,564          

Financial Activities

2019

8,676 8,690 8,707 8,721 8,727 8,732 8,753 8,768 8,771 8,792 8,804 8,814

2020

8,823 8,845 8,827 8,566 8,585 (p)8,608 (p)8,629          

Professional & Business Services

2019

21,126 21,164 21,176 21,226 21,253 21,294 21,337 21,377 21,402 21,444 21,481 21,503

2020

21,523 (1)21,550 21,456 19,254 19,414 (p)19,732 (p)19,902          

Educational & Health Services

2019

23,900 23,918 23,981 24,046 24,076 24,131 24,204 24,262 24,323 24,363 24,436 24,465

2020

24,534 24,586 24,408 21,805 22,193 (p)22,760 (p)22,975          

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

16,496 16,473 16,494 16,507 16,519 16,526 16,528 16,570 16,631 16,701 16,744 16,784

2020

16,808 16,867 16,124 8,549 9,954 (p)11,935 (p)12,527          

Other Services

2019

5,853 5,854 5,869 5,884 5,881 5,896 5,905 5,910 5,907 5,907 5,923 5,925

2020

5,935 5,941 5,850 4,571 4,816 (p)5,165 (p)5,314          

Government

2019

22,506 22,513 22,528 22,553 22,551 22,553 22,587 22,637 22,650 22,645 22,659 22,679

2020

22,714 22,745 22,728 21,776 21,265 (p)21,319 (p)21,620          

Footnotes
(1) corrected
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
(seasonally adjusted data, in thousands)

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

Labor Force

2019

(1)163,142 163,047 162,935 162,546 162,782 163,133 163,373 163,894 164,051 164,401 164,347 164,556

2020

(1)164,606 164,546 162,913 156,481 158,227 159,932 159,870          

Employment

2019

(1)156,627 156,866 156,741 156,696 156,844 157,148 157,346 157,895 158,298 158,544 158,536 158,803

2020

(1)158,714 158,759 155,772 133,403 137,242 142,182 143,532          

Unemployment

2019

6,516 6,181 6,194 5,850 5,938 5,985 6,027 5,999 5,753 5,857 5,811 5,753

2020

5,892 5,787 7,140 23,078 20,985 17,750 16,338          

Unemployment Rate

2019

4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5

2020

3.6 3.5 4.4 14.7 13.3 11.1 10.2          

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