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Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
05 2024 10896 10475 421 3.9
04 2024 10868 10506 362 3.3
03 2024 10914 10519 395 3.6
02 2024 10742 10336 406 3.8
01 2024 10790 10412 378 3.5

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2023 10762 10387 375 3.5
Average 2022 10735 10357 378 3.5
Average 2021 10687 10140 547 5.1
Average 2020 10711 9746 965 9.0
Average 2019 11082 10737 345 3.1
Average 2018 11129 10732 397 3.6
Average 2017 10865 10438 427 3.9
Average 2016 10487 10028 459 4.4
Average 2015 10430 9875 555 5.3
Average 2014 10388 9797 591 5.7
Average 2013 10376 9676 700 6.7
Average 2012 10458 9715 743 7.1
Average 2011 10456 9685 771 7.4
Average 2010 10518 9594 924 8.8

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry May-2024 Apr-2024 May-2023 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 3,742,900 3,714,000 3,725,800 28,900 17,100
Total private 3,273,200 3,245,300 3,261,500 27,900 11,700
Goods-producing 412,400 407,200 413,000 5,200 -600
Service-providing 3,330,500 3,306,800 3,312,800 23,700 17,700
Private service-providing 2,860,800 2,838,100 2,848,500 22,700 12,300
Mining and logging 1,000 1,000 1,100 0 -100
Mining, Logging, and Construction 180,400 174,100 175,600 6,300 4,800
Construction 179,400 173,100 174,500 6,300 4,900
Construction of buildings 37,500 37,100 36,200 400 1,300
Heavy and civil engineering construction 16,200 15,000 15,500 1,200 700
Specialty trade contractors 125,700 121,000 122,800 4,700 2,900
Manufacturing 232,000 233,100 237,400 -1,100 -5,400
Durable goods 147,500 148,900 151,900 -1,400 -4,400
Fabricated metal products 29,700 30,000 30,800 -300 -1,100
Machinery 18,400 18,500 18,800 -100 -400
Computer and electronic products 49,100 49,600 50,600 -500 -1,500
Computer and peripheral equipment 5,800 5,900 6,100 -100 -300
Semiconductors and electronic components 14,400 14,500 14,700 -100 -300
Electronic instruments 25,600 25,800 26,500 -200 -900
Electrical equipment and appliances 6,600 6,600 6,800 0 -200
Transportation equipment 10,900 11,000 11,100 -100 -200
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing 18,300 18,500 18,900 -200 -600
Medical equipment and supplies 10,400 10,500 11,000 -100 -600
Nondurable goods 84,500 84,200 85,500 300 -1,000
Food manufacturing 27,000 27,100 26,800 -100 200
Printing and related support activities 7,300 7,300 7,800 0 -500
Chemicals 15,800 15,900 16,600 -100 -800
Plastics and rubber products 12,600 12,600 12,800 0 -200
Trade, transportation, and utilities 558,700 552,700 560,800 6,000 -2,100
Wholesale Trade 122,100 121,800 123,400 300 -1,300
Durable goods 67,000 67,400 67,900 -400 -900
Nondurable goods 44,800 44,000 44,600 800 200
Retail trade 328,500 325,100 329,000 3,400 -500
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 36,700 36,200 35,600 500 1,100
Building material and garden supply stores 28,000 27,000 28,900 1,000 -900
Food and beverage stores 96,800 95,800 95,900 1,000 900
Grocery stores 81,700 80,900 80,900 800 800
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 108,100 105,800 108,400 2,300 -300
Utilities 12,300 12,200 12,000 100 300
Transportation and Warehousing 95,800 93,600 96,400 2,200 -600
Air transportation 12,200 12,000 11,700 200 500
Truck transportation 15,800 15,600 16,800 200 -1,000
Transit and ground passenger transportation 24,600 24,400 24,500 200 100
Information 91,700 92,000 95,200 -300 -3,500
Telecommunications 13,300 13,300 14,100 0 -800
Financial activities 227,100 228,200 228,900 -1,100 -1,800
Finance and insurance 178,800 180,100 179,800 -1,300 -1,000
Credit intermediation and related activities 51,800 51,500 51,600 300 200
Securities, commodity contracts, investments 51,100 52,500 50,200 -1,400 900
Insurance carriers and related activities 75,900 76,100 78,000 -200 -2,100
Insurance carriers 53,100 53,100 53,100 0 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 48,300 48,100 49,100 200 -800
Real estate 38,100 38,000 38,100 100 0
Professional and business services 628,900 628,400 635,600 500 -6,700
Professional and technical services 370,600 372,500 372,600 -1,900 -2,000
Legal services 28,000 28,000 28,700 0 -700
Accounting and bookkeeping services 27,100 29,100 26,700 -2,000 400
Architectural and engineering services 43,500 43,300 43,300 200 200
Computer systems design and related services 80,000 79,900 80,800 100 -800
Management and technical consulting services 56,600 56,700 57,000 -100 -400
Scientific research and development services 104,400 104,500 103,800 -100 600
Management of companies and enterprises 71,200 70,600 69,100 600 2,100
Administrative and waste services 187,100 185,300 193,900 1,800 -6,800
Employment services 61,000 61,000 69,700 0 -8,700
Services to buildings and dwellings 67,400 65,200 65,100 2,200 2,300
Education and health services 840,600 848,200 825,400 -7,600 15,200
Educational services 184,100 196,200 189,100 -12,100 -5,000
Elementary and secondary schools 35,400 35,400 34,300 0 1,100
Colleges and universities 119,400 130,800 124,200 -11,400 -4,800
Health care and social assistance 656,500 652,000 636,300 4,500 20,200
Ambulatory health care services 189,600 188,400 188,900 1,200 700
Offices of physicians 57,800 57,300 58,700 500 -900
Outpatient care centers 27,200 27,300 27,000 -100 200
Home health care services 41,500 40,800 40,100 700 1,400
Hospitals 206,300 205,800 200,500 500 5,800
Nursing and residential care facilities 99,300 98,200 94,400 1,100 4,900
Social assistance 161,300 159,600 152,500 1,700 8,800
Individual and family services 112,500 110,900 106,700 1,600 5,800
Child day care services 30,900 30,900 29,400 0 1,500
Leisure and hospitality 373,500 349,900 365,100 23,600 8,400
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 65,500 59,800 63,200 5,700 2,300
Amusements, gambling, and recreation 44,800 39,400 42,800 5,400 2,000
Accommodation and food services 308,000 290,100 301,900 17,900 6,100
Accommodation 37,300 34,400 35,600 2,900 1,700
Food services and drinking places 270,700 255,700 266,300 15,000 4,400
Other services 140,300 138,700 137,500 1,600 2,800
Repair and maintenance 28,500 28,300 27,400 200 1,100
Automotive repair and maintenance 20,100 19,900 19,000 200 1,100
Personal and laundry services 43,400 42,900 43,400 500 0
Membership associations and organizations 68,400 67,500 66,700 900 1,700
Government 469,700 468,700 464,300 1,000 5,400
Federal 46,600 46,200 45,300 400 1,300
U.S. Postal Service 15,300 15,200 15,200 100 100
State government 129,500 132,400 125,800 -2,900 3,700
State government education 53,600 57,100 51,600 -3,500 2,000
State hospitals 3,500 3,500 3,700 0 -200
Local government 293,600 290,100 293,200 3,500 400
Local government education 191,200 189,100 190,000 2,100 1,200
Local government, excluding education 102,400 101,000 103,200 1,400 -800

 

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