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United States: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
United States
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

152,688 153,817 154,253 155,201 156,132 156,842 155,981 156,355 156,845 157,878 158,347 (p)158,261 (p)156,050

2024

(p)155,626                        

Mining and Logging

2023

622 624 628 633 640 647 652 652 649 648 642 (p)641 (p)640

2024

(p)627                        

Construction

2023

7,586 7,642 7,701 7,874 8,024 8,195 8,240 8,263 8,216 8,249 8,173 (p)8,059 (p)8,019

2024

(p)7,800                        

Manufacturing

2023

12,854 12,893 12,889 12,896 12,910 13,018 12,997 13,001 12,953 12,922 12,953 (p)12,981 (p)12,939

2024

(p)12,893                        

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

28,730 28,602 28,553 28,544 28,699 28,802 28,770 28,712 28,724 28,973 29,407 (p)29,653 (p)28,847

2024

(p)28,927                        

Information

2023

3,020 3,028 3,036 3,035 3,039 3,063 3,046 3,021 3,000 2,989 3,015 (p)3,030 (p)3,027

2024

(p)2,988                        

Financial Activities

2023

9,093 9,097 9,094 9,137 9,164 9,246 9,291 9,278 9,220 9,244 9,239 (p)9,266 (p)9,197

2024

(p)9,196                        

Professional & Business Services

2023

22,374 22,533 22,552 22,767 22,872 22,962 22,951 22,980 22,938 23,116 23,067 (p)22,960 (p)22,839

2024

(p)22,596                        

Private Education and Health Services

2023

24,712 25,069 25,133 25,208 25,210 25,079 25,095 25,218 25,531 25,848 26,023 (p)25,980 (p)25,342

2024

(p)25,757                        

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

15,616 15,801 16,031 16,358 16,782 17,320 17,422 17,306 16,791 16,704 16,496 (p)16,484 (p)16,593

2024

(p)16,078                        

Other Services

2023

5,706 5,724 5,750 5,787 5,830 5,901 5,907 5,895 5,839 5,857 5,866 (p)5,846 (p)5,826

2024

(p)5,788                        

Government

2023

22,375 22,804 22,886 22,962 22,962 22,609 21,610 22,029 22,984 23,328 23,466 (p)23,361 (p)22,781

2024

(p)22,976                        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
(not seasonally adjusted data, in thousands)

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

Labor Force

2023

(1)165,070 166,178 166,783 166,221 166,702 167,910 168,354 168,049 167,718 167,774 167,977 166,661 167,116

2024

(1)166,428                        

Employment

2023

(1)158,692 159,713 160,741 161,075 161,002 161,559 161,982 161,427 161,669 161,676 162,149 160,754 161,037

2024

(1)159,650                        

Unemployment

2023

6,378 6,465 6,043 5,146 5,700 6,351 6,372 6,623 6,049 6,098 5,827 5,907 6,080

2024

6,778                        

Unemployment Rate

2023

3.9 3.9 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6

2024

4.1                        

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