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

2016

141,088 141,919 142,814 143,894 144,525 145,182 144,203 144,441 145,084 145,969 146,393 146,158 144,306

2017

143,273 144,292 144,940 145,948 146,784 147,421 146,288 146,587 146,954 147,952 (p)148,526 (p)148,346 (p)146,443

Mining and Logging

2016

721 698 681 669 667 669 672 670 668 671 673 669 677

2017

662 672 680 691 703 716 723 729 727 731 (p)735 (p)730 (p)708

Construction

2016

6,252 6,256 6,402 6,609 6,748 6,899 6,971 6,975 6,943 6,950 6,869 6,660 6,711

2017

6,415 6,479 6,582 6,765 6,938 7,106 7,143 7,174 7,122 7,125 (p)7,057 (p)6,910 (p)6,901

Manufacturing

2016

12,293 12,290 12,288 12,299 12,312 12,434 12,439 12,430 12,372 12,349 12,328 12,341 12,348

2017

12,263 12,300 12,325 12,336 12,375 12,496 12,486 12,544 12,498 12,495 (p)12,507 (p)12,539 (p)12,430

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

26,907 26,727 26,855 26,956 27,112 27,261 27,249 27,259 27,186 27,370 27,819 28,090 27,233

2017

27,241 27,002 27,029 27,114 27,261 27,413 27,372 27,351 27,295 27,479 (p)28,025 (p)28,220 (p)27,400

Information

2016

2,724 2,762 2,776 2,784 2,738 2,796 2,792 2,790 2,773 2,777 2,780 2,775 2,772

2017

2,720 2,745 2,733 2,723 2,720 2,738 2,735 2,733 2,708 2,715 (p)2,729 (p)2,730 (p)2,727

Financial Activities

2016

8,152 8,155 8,181 8,208 8,248 8,337 8,380 8,381 8,328 8,337 8,337 8,373 8,285

2017

8,339 8,338 8,356 8,376 8,414 8,505 8,538 8,534 8,481 8,489 (p)8,485 (p)8,505 (p)8,447

Professional & Business Services

2016

19,539 19,609 19,704 19,970 20,027 20,235 20,271 20,321 20,351 20,516 20,564 20,521 20,136

2017

20,098 20,216 20,337 20,561 20,675 20,861 20,873 20,932 20,881 21,067 (p)21,125 (p)21,042 (p)20,722

Educational & Health Services

2016

22,193 22,505 22,590 22,679 22,617 22,406 22,299 22,354 22,665 22,987 23,074 23,023 22,616

2017

22,707 23,077 23,115 23,187 23,123 22,894 22,802 22,857 23,138 23,429 (p)23,525 (p)23,485 (p)23,112

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

14,747 14,889 15,143 15,470 15,824 16,288 16,379 16,330 15,866 15,647 15,466 15,394 15,620

2017

15,018 15,167 15,398 15,754 16,151 16,618 16,735 16,654 16,079 15,951 (p)15,738 (p)15,703 (p)15,914

Other Services

2016

5,580 5,615 5,642 5,672 5,694 5,751 5,751 5,729 5,695 5,708 5,705 5,676 5,685

2017

5,641 5,673 5,694 5,730 5,773 5,831 5,833 5,805 5,755 5,787 (p)5,790 (p)5,790 (p)5,759

Government

2016

21,980 22,413 22,552 22,578 22,538 22,106 21,000 21,202 22,237 22,657 22,778 22,636 22,223

2017

22,169 22,623 22,691 22,711 22,651 22,243 21,048 21,274 22,270 22,684 (p)22,810 (p)22,692 (p)22,322

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

2016

(1)157,347 158,279 158,854 158,488 158,800 160,135 160,705 159,800 159,636 159,783 159,451 158,968 159,187

2017

(1)158,676 159,482 159,912 159,817 159,979 161,337 161,911 160,863 161,049 160,465 160,466 159,880 160,320

Employment

2016

(1)149,037 150,060 150,738 151,075 151,594 151,990 152,437 151,804 151,977 152,335 152,385 151,798 151,436

2017

(1)150,527 151,594 152,628 153,262 153,407 154,086 154,470 153,576 154,494 154,223 154,180 153,602 153,337

Unemployment

2016

8,309 8,219 8,116 7,413 7,207 8,144 8,267 7,996 7,658 7,447 7,066 7,170 7,751

2017

8,149 7,887 7,284 6,555 6,572 7,250 7,441 7,287 6,556 6,242 6,286 6,278 6,982

Unemployment Rate

2016

5.3 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.5 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.5 4.9

2017

5.1 4.9 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.4

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