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Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
12 2023 10743 10372 371 3.5
11 2023 10748 10449 299 2.8
10 2023 10678 10396 282 2.6
09 2023 10624 10353 271 2.6
08 2023 10738 10414 324 3.0
07 2023 10713 10398 315 2.9
06 2023 10728 10411 317 3.0
05 2023 10576 10323 253 2.4
04 2023 10654 10369 285 2.7
03 2023 10760 10315 445 4.1
02 2023 10840 10357 483 4.5
01 2023 10827 10390 437 4.0

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2022 10730 10343 387 3.6
Average 2021 10714 10150 564 5.3
Average 2020 10728 9756 972 9.1
Average 2019 11060 10717 343 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 Dec-2023 Nov-2023 Dec-2022 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 3,801,800 3,815,600 3,724,300 -13,800 77,500
Total private 3,330,800 3,342,500 3,258,400 -11,700 72,400
Goods-producing 417,400 421,100 407,900 -3,700 9,500
Service-providing 3,384,400 3,394,500 3,316,400 -10,100 68,000
Private service-providing 2,913,400 2,921,400 2,850,500 -8,000 62,900
Mining and logging 1,000 1,000 1,000 0 0
Mining, Logging, and Construction 180,100 184,600 171,400 -4,500 8,700
Construction 179,100 183,600 170,400 -4,500 8,700
Construction of buildings 41,000 41,400 37,700 -400 3,300
Heavy and civil engineering construction 14,500 15,900 13,800 -1,400 700
Specialty trade contractors 123,600 126,300 118,900 -2,700 4,700
Manufacturing 237,300 236,500 236,500 800 800
Durable goods 153,800 153,300 153,600 500 200
Fabricated metal products 31,400 31,300 31,300 100 100
Machinery 18,700 18,600 18,500 100 200
Computer and electronic products 51,300 51,000 51,400 300 -100
Computer and peripheral equipment 6,200 6,200 6,400 0 -200
Semiconductors and electronic components 14,600 14,500 14,600 100 0
Electronic instruments 26,900 26,800 27,000 100 -100
Electrical equipment and appliances 7,000 7,000 7,100 0 -100
Transportation equipment 11,700 11,600 11,500 100 200
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing 19,200 19,000 19,000 200 200
Medical equipment and supplies 11,200 11,100 11,000 100 200
Nondurable goods 83,500 83,200 82,900 300 600
Food manufacturing 26,800 26,600 26,000 200 800
Printing and related support activities 7,900 7,900 7,800 0 100
Chemicals 16,100 16,100 16,200 0 -100
Plastics and rubber products 12,500 12,500 12,700 0 -200
Trade, transportation, and utilities 588,700 583,200 583,400 5,500 5,300
Wholesale Trade 129,300 129,400 127,400 -100 1,900
Durable goods 67,900 67,700 68,400 200 -500
Nondurable goods 49,200 49,500 47,400 -300 1,800
Retail trade 341,000 337,400 341,100 3,600 -100
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 36,600 36,300 35,000 300 1,600
Building material and garden supply stores 27,200 26,700 28,200 500 -1,000
Food and beverage stores 95,600 95,700 97,100 -100 -1,500
Grocery stores 81,100 81,000 81,300 100 -200
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 118,400 116,400 114,900 2,000 3,500
Utilities 13,700 13,700 12,700 0 1,000
Transportation and Warehousing 104,700 102,700 102,200 2,000 2,500
Air transportation 12,800 12,800 11,600 0 1,200
Truck transportation 18,200 18,200 17,900 0 300
Transit and ground passenger transportation 26,000 25,800 24,500 200 1,500
Information 98,500 98,000 97,900 500 600
Telecommunications 14,700 14,500 14,700 200 0
Financial activities 233,300 234,300 231,800 -1,000 1,500
Finance and insurance 184,900 185,500 182,600 -600 2,300
Credit intermediation and related activities 52,500 52,500 53,300 0 -800
Securities, commodity contracts, investments 55,500 55,300 51,100 200 4,400
Insurance carriers and related activities 76,900 77,700 78,200 -800 -1,300
Insurance carriers 53,200 53,400 53,900 -200 -700
Real estate and rental and leasing 48,400 48,800 49,200 -400 -800
Real estate 37,500 37,700 38,700 -200 -1,200
Professional and business services 650,500 656,300 645,600 -5,800 4,900
Professional and technical services 391,100 392,700 385,200 -1,600 5,900
Legal services 28,500 29,000 29,900 -500 -1,400
Accounting and bookkeeping services 27,200 26,900 27,600 300 -400
Architectural and engineering services 44,600 44,900 44,800 -300 -200
Computer systems design and related services 85,300 86,200 85,200 -900 100
Management and technical consulting services 59,300 59,600 60,400 -300 -1,100
Scientific research and development services 110,500 110,400 103,800 100 6,700
Management of companies and enterprises 71,300 70,800 68,000 500 3,300
Administrative and waste services 188,100 192,800 192,400 -4,700 -4,300
Employment services 62,400 63,900 73,300 -1,500 -10,900
Services to buildings and dwellings 65,700 67,900 60,700 -2,200 5,000
Education and health services 856,000 859,800 819,200 -3,800 36,800
Educational services 190,600 198,500 184,400 -7,900 6,200
Elementary and secondary schools 34,300 35,000 33,600 -700 700
Colleges and universities 126,600 134,900 122,500 -8,300 4,100
Health care and social assistance 665,400 661,300 634,800 4,100 30,600
Ambulatory health care services 195,900 194,900 187,800 1,000 8,100
Offices of physicians 59,200 58,900 58,000 300 1,200
Outpatient care centers 27,400 27,400 26,800 0 600
Home health care services 42,500 42,800 39,900 -300 2,600
Hospitals 209,800 209,400 202,800 400 7,000
Nursing and residential care facilities 97,500 97,700 94,000 -200 3,500
Social assistance 162,200 159,300 150,200 2,900 12,000
Individual and family services 110,300 108,600 105,500 1,700 4,800
Child day care services 32,600 31,900 28,600 700 4,000
Leisure and hospitality 345,900 349,900 337,500 -4,000 8,400
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 58,100 60,400 52,500 -2,300 5,600
Amusements, gambling, and recreation 36,100 37,200 34,800 -1,100 1,300
Accommodation and food services 287,800 289,500 285,000 -1,700 2,800
Accommodation 32,900 35,500 33,200 -2,600 -300
Food services and drinking places 254,900 254,000 251,800 900 3,100
Other services 140,500 139,900 135,100 600 5,400
Repair and maintenance 27,200 27,400 27,900 -200 -700
Automotive repair and maintenance 19,800 20,000 19,500 -200 300
Personal and laundry services 45,900 46,000 43,100 -100 2,800
Membership associations and organizations 67,400 66,500 64,100 900 3,300
Government 471,000 473,100 465,900 -2,100 5,100
Federal 45,700 45,600 45,100 100 600
U.S. Postal Service 15,100 15,000 15,400 100 -300
State government 130,000 131,400 130,300 -1,400 -300
State government education 59,100 60,500 59,600 -1,400 -500
State hospitals 3,100 3,100 3,500 0 -400
Local government 295,300 296,100 290,500 -800 4,800
Local government education 190,800 190,900 186,500 -100 4,300
Local government, excluding education 104,500 105,200 104,000 -700 500

 

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