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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

2020

152,234 152,523 150,840 130,161 132,994 137,840 139,566 141,149 141,865 142,545 142,809 142,503

2021

142,736 143,272 144,057 144,326 144,940 145,902 146,993 147,476 (p)147,788 (p)148,319    

Mining and Logging

2020

689 690 674 622 601 597 593 589 592 594 597 597

2021

596 598 613 616 620 632 637 643 (p)647 (p)651    

Construction

2020

7,615 7,648 7,557 6,535 7,004 7,171 7,197 7,223 7,256 7,329 7,353 7,400

2021

7,412 7,355 7,448 7,439 7,415 7,413 7,425 7,424 (p)7,454 (p)7,498    

Manufacturing

2020

12,792 12,799 12,718 11,414 11,657 11,999 12,037 12,068 12,123 12,155 12,196 12,231

2021

12,213 12,248 12,299 12,264 12,300 12,332 12,389 12,438 (p)12,469 (p)12,529    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

27,852 27,876 27,729 24,513 24,934 25,934 26,205 26,553 26,662 26,847 26,983 26,984

2021

27,023 27,081 27,186 27,116 27,205 27,344 27,409 27,491 (p)27,613 (p)27,717    

Information

2020

2,910 2,914 2,898 2,633 2,594 2,602 2,592 2,617 2,659 2,650 2,650 2,659

2021

2,672 2,678 2,683 2,694 2,714 2,726 2,745 2,778 (p)2,782 (p)2,792    

Financial Activities

2020

8,849 8,875 8,850 8,596 8,613 8,634 8,646 8,674 8,712 8,746 8,756 8,774

2021

8,781 8,774 8,787 8,804 8,806 8,806 8,837 8,854 (p)8,861 (p)8,882    

Professional & Business Services

2020

21,437 21,469 21,318 19,082 19,247 19,568 19,715 19,915 20,055 20,296 20,391 20,550

2021

20,640 20,733 20,807 20,728 20,778 20,848 20,939 21,078 (p)21,154 (p)21,254    

Educational & Health Services

2020

24,513 24,565 24,347 21,722 22,107 22,671 22,885 23,084 23,152 23,235 23,278 23,249

2021

23,235 23,292 23,396 23,419 23,465 23,537 23,621 23,693 (p)23,706 (p)23,770    

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

16,858 16,915 16,133 8,691 10,146 12,158 12,824 12,963 13,357 13,622 13,632 13,134

2021

13,117 13,530 13,757 14,085 14,404 14,801 15,209 15,280 (p)15,368 (p)15,532    

Other Services

2020

5,930 5,937 5,842 4,527 4,777 5,153 5,316 5,390 5,440 5,488 5,485 5,469

2021

5,480 5,502 5,539 5,576 5,589 5,665 5,709 5,745 (p)5,735 (p)5,768    

Government

2020

22,789 22,835 22,774 21,826 21,314 21,353 21,556 22,073 21,857 21,583 21,488 21,456

2021

21,567 21,481 21,542 21,585 21,644 21,798 22,073 22,052 (p)21,999 (p)21,926    

Footnotes
(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

2020

(1)164,455 164,448 162,721 156,478 158,200 159,797 160,085 160,818 160,078 160,718 160,536 160,567

2021

(1)160,161 160,211 160,558 160,988 160,935 161,086 161,347 161,537 161,354 161,458    

Employment

2020

(1)158,659 158,732 155,536 133,370 137,224 142,100 143,777 147,276 147,543 149,669 149,809 149,830

2021

(1)150,031 150,239 150,848 151,176 151,620 151,602 152,645 153,154 153,680 154,039    

Unemployment

2020

5,796 5,717 7,185 23,109 20,975 17,697 16,308 13,542 12,535 11,049 10,728 10,736

2021

10,130 9,972 9,710 9,812 9,316 9,484 8,702 8,384 7,674 7,419    

Unemployment Rate

2020

3.5 3.5 4.4 14.8 13.3 11.1 10.2 8.4 7.8 6.9 6.7 6.7

2021

6.3 6.2 6.0 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.4 5.2 4.8 4.6    

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