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Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
02 2024 1680213 1627931 52282 3.1
01 2024 1688083 1637248 50835 3.0

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2022 1669264 1614601 54663 3.3
Average 2021 1659715 1577563 82152 4.9
Average 2020 1662520 1519352 143168 8.6
Average 2019 1705415 1662296 43119 2.5
Average 2018 1683483 1633812 49671 3.0
Average 2017 1634587 1581102 53485 3.3
Average 2016 1582111 1528109 54002 3.4
Average 2015 1563102 1499270 63832 4.1
Average 2014 1549634 1474082 75552 4.9
Average 2013 1521914 1436077 85837 5.6
Average 2012 1512081 1426883 85198 5.6
Average 2011 1499056 1407092 91964 6.1
Average 2010 1491595 1387120 104475 7.0

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry Feb-2024 Jan-2024 Feb-2023 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 1,902,000 1,887,100 1,897,500 14,900 4,500
Total private 1,701,200 1,689,000 1,699,800 12,200 1,400
Goods-producing 149,400 151,100 150,800 -1,700 -1,400
Service-providing 1,752,600 1,736,000 1,746,700 16,600 5,900
Private service-providing 1,551,800 1,537,900 1,549,000 13,900 2,800
Mining, Logging, and Construction 72,500 73,600 73,600 -1,100 -1,100
Construction of buildings 17,300 17,400 17,100 -100 200
Specialty trade contractors 49,100 50,100 50,800 -1,000 -1,700
Manufacturing 76,900 77,500 77,200 -600 -300
Durable goods 49,600 50,000 49,600 -400 0
Computer and electronic products 18,400 18,500 18,500 -100 -100
Semiconductors and electronic components 4,200 4,200 4,100 0 100
Electronic instruments 11,700 11,700 11,700 0 0
Nondurable goods 27,300 27,500 27,600 -200 -300
Food manufacturing 11,000 11,100 10,800 -100 200
Chemicals 6,800 6,800 7,100 0 -300
Trade, transportation, and utilities 234,400 236,200 236,800 -1,800 -2,400
Wholesale Trade 54,900 54,600 55,400 300 -500
Durable goods 30,200 30,000 30,500 200 -300
Nondurable goods 20,700 20,700 20,800 0 -100
Retail trade 130,200 132,300 132,400 -2,100 -2,200
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 12,100 12,100 11,900 0 200
Food and beverage stores 40,600 40,500 40,900 100 -300
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 49,300 49,300 49,000 0 300
Utilities 4,200 4,200 4,100 0 100
Transportation and Warehousing 45,100 45,100 44,900 0 200
Air transportation 11,300 11,300 11,000 0 300
Information 62,500 62,600 66,500 -100 -4,000
Telecommunications 6,000 6,000 6,300 0 -300
Financial activities 153,200 153,200 155,000 0 -1,800
Finance and insurance 120,300 120,400 123,400 -100 -3,100
Credit intermediation and related activities 29,200 29,200 30,500 0 -1,300
Securities, commodity contracts, investments 44,400 44,400 44,100 0 300
Insurance carriers and related activities 46,700 46,800 48,800 -100 -2,100
Insurance carriers 34,100 34,100 35,100 0 -1,000
Real estate and rental and leasing 32,900 32,800 31,600 100 1,300
Real estate 26,600 26,600 26,400 0 200
Professional and business services 404,000 402,100 408,700 1,900 -4,700
Professional and technical services 268,000 267,100 273,800 900 -5,800
Legal services 20,800 20,800 21,200 0 -400
Accounting and bookkeeping services 18,500 18,200 19,000 300 -500
Architectural and engineering services 28,200 28,200 28,700 0 -500
Computer systems design and related services 53,100 52,900 57,500 200 -4,400
Management and technical consulting services 41,100 41,000 42,800 100 -1,700
Scientific research and development services 87,200 86,900 86,100 300 1,100
Management of companies and enterprises 42,300 42,000 41,400 300 900
Administrative and waste services 93,700 93,000 93,500 700 200
Employment services 30,200 30,100 33,700 100 -3,500
Services to buildings and dwellings 30,000 29,900 27,500 100 2,500
Education and health services 460,000 446,500 446,400 13,500 13,600
Educational services 141,400 128,100 137,700 13,300 3,700
Colleges and universities 105,600 93,900 103,000 11,700 2,600
Health care and social assistance 318,600 318,400 308,700 200 9,900
Ambulatory health care services 85,700 85,800 84,900 -100 800
Offices of physicians 29,800 29,800 30,000 0 -200
Hospitals 136,000 135,400 130,700 600 5,300
Nursing and residential care facilities 35,500 35,400 34,100 100 1,400
Social assistance 61,400 61,800 59,000 -400 2,400
Leisure and hospitality 170,900 170,200 169,900 700 1,000
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 29,800 30,000 27,400 -200 2,400
Accommodation and food services 141,100 140,200 142,500 900 -1,400
Accommodation 19,600 19,500 19,200 100 400
Food services and drinking places 121,500 120,700 123,300 800 -1,800
Other services 66,800 67,100 65,700 -300 1,100
Repair and maintenance 10,600 10,700 10,400 -100 200
Personal and laundry services 24,000 24,000 23,400 0 600
Membership associations and organizations 32,200 32,400 31,900 -200 300
Government 200,800 198,100 197,700 2,700 3,100
Federal 27,100 26,900 26,300 200 800
U.S. Postal Service 6,500 6,500 6,500 0 0
State government 53,800 51,900 51,300 1,900 2,500
State government education 11,400 9,700 11,100 1,700 300
Local government 119,900 119,300 120,100 600 -200
Local government education 74,800 74,400 73,900 400 900

 

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