Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

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

For Printing: Use smallest text size, landscape orientation, and narrow margins (0.5 inch or less)

 

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

2021

143,017 143,727 144,431 144,694 145,141 145,698 146,387 146,904 147,328 148,005 148,652 149,240

2022

149,744 150,458 150,856 151,224 151,610 151,903 152,440 152,732 (p)153,047 (p)153,308    

Mining and Logging

2021

546 542 551 554 560 566 569 574 576 578 582 590

2022

590 600 605 613 620 628 633 631 (p)634 (p)634    

Construction

2021

7,360 7,308 7,408 7,393 7,381 7,378 7,395 7,397 7,427 7,455 7,502 7,546

2022

7,552 7,606 7,628 7,623 7,658 7,668 7,689 7,698 (p)7,720 (p)7,721    

Manufacturing

2021

12,184 12,222 12,268 12,240 12,268 12,288 12,350 12,391 12,413 12,466 12,514 12,555

2022

12,581 12,631 12,689 12,750 12,769 12,794 12,831 12,867 (p)12,890 (p)12,922    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

27,279 27,403 27,503 27,527 27,538 27,661 27,735 27,807 27,907 28,013 28,084 28,163

2022

28,351 28,562 28,569 28,647 28,655 28,704 28,754 28,799 (p)28,792 (p)28,823    

Information

2021

2,745 2,758 2,768 2,788 2,803 2,820 2,841 2,866 2,874 2,886 2,904 2,913

2022

2,918 2,918 2,936 2,957 2,983 3,009 3,025 3,032 (p)3,039 (p)3,043    

Financial Activities

2021

8,732 8,724 8,733 8,747 8,747 8,745 8,772 8,781 8,794 8,817 8,849 8,863

2022

8,865 8,894 8,905 8,936 8,946 8,951 8,958 8,967 (p)8,968 (p)8,971    

Professional & Business Services

2021

20,800 20,902 21,021 20,943 21,023 21,084 21,226 21,309 21,383 21,619 21,730 21,821

2022

21,909 21,996 22,090 22,130 22,199 22,289 22,373 22,402 (p)22,454 (p)22,493    

Educational & Health Services

2021

23,378 23,454 23,541 23,582 23,620 23,640 23,699 23,728 23,737 23,805 23,874 23,939

2022

23,972 24,073 24,124 24,186 24,264 24,358 24,480 24,562 (p)24,653 (p)24,732    

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

12,877 13,270 13,423 13,631 13,830 14,054 14,251 14,453 14,587 14,728 14,919 15,105

2022

15,243 15,367 15,471 15,530 15,599 15,642 15,731 15,744 (p)15,851 (p)15,886    

Other Services

2021

5,328 5,339 5,356 5,379 5,395 5,437 5,473 5,502 5,519 5,544 5,580 5,604

2022

5,610 5,648 5,663 5,676 5,686 5,682 5,699 5,704 (p)5,724 (p)5,733    

Government

2021

21,788 21,805 21,859 21,910 21,976 22,025 22,076 22,096 22,111 22,094 22,114 22,141

2022

22,153 22,163 22,176 22,176 22,231 22,178 22,267 22,326 (p)22,322 (p)22,350    

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

2021

(1)160,184 160,359 160,631 160,978 160,801 161,114 161,375 161,505 161,471 161,610 162,126 162,294

2022

(1)163,687 163,991 164,409 164,046 164,376 164,023 163,960 164,746 164,689 164,667    

Employment

2021

(1)150,004 150,367 150,940 151,259 151,550 151,612 152,704 153,167 153,806 154,234 155,324 155,975

2022

(1)157,174 157,722 158,458 158,105 158,426 158,111 158,290 158,732 158,936 158,608    

Unemployment

2021

10,180 9,992 9,691 9,719 9,251 9,502 8,671 8,339 7,666 7,375 6,802 6,319

2022

6,513 6,270 5,952 5,941 5,950 5,912 5,670 6,014 5,753 6,059    

Unemployment Rate

2021

6.4 6.2 6.0 6.0 5.8 5.9 5.4 5.2 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.9

2022

4.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.7    

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