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Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
08 2022 1686679 1635511 51168 3.0
07 2022 1689157 1638653 50504 3.0
06 2022 1686588 1634500 52088 3.1
05 2022 1663719 1614695 49024 2.9
04 2022 1665364 1618583 46781 2.8
03 2022 1689159 1637075 52084 3.1
02 2022 1675127 1617552 57575 3.4
01 2022 1672629 1602955 69674 4.2

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2021 1661544 1576404 85140 5.1
Average 2020 1657015 1513679 143336 8.7
Average 2019 1699903 1656324 43579 2.6
Average 2018 1678526 1629282 49244 2.9
Average 2017 1633727 1580242 53485 3.3
Average 2016 1581379 1527377 54002 3.4
Average 2015 1562446 1498614 63832 4.1
Average 2014 1549108 1473556 75552 4.9
Average 2013 1522749 1436912 85837 5.6
Average 2012 1513082 1427884 85198 5.6
Average 2011 1498960 1406996 91964 6.1
Average 2010 1491595 1387120 104475 7.0

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry Aug-2022 Jul-2022 Aug-2021 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 1,928,400 1,932,200 1,826,500 -3,800 101,900
Total private 1,752,300 1,754,500 1,651,000 -2,200 101,300
Goods-producing 161,600 160,700 152,100 900 9,500
Service-providing 1,766,800 1,771,500 1,674,400 -4,700 92,400
Private service-providing 1,590,700 1,593,800 1,498,900 -3,100 91,800
Mining, Logging, and Construction 82,900 82,000 76,800 900 6,100
Construction of buildings 17,900 17,800 17,000 100 900
Specialty trade contractors 60,000 59,400 53,100 600 6,900
Manufacturing 78,700 78,700 75,300 0 3,400
Durable goods 51,000 51,000 49,300 0 1,700
Computer and electronic products 19,300 19,200 18,900 100 400
Semiconductors and electronic components 4,200 4,200 4,100 0 100
Electronic instruments 12,000 11,900 11,700 100 300
Nondurable goods 27,700 27,700 26,000 0 1,700
Food manufacturing 10,700 10,700 10,000 0 700
Chemicals 7,100 7,100 6,300 0 800
Trade, transportation, and utilities 245,400 244,800 234,500 600 10,900
Wholesale Trade 59,400 59,600 56,300 -200 3,100
Durable goods 31,000 31,000 29,900 0 1,100
Nondurable goods 21,800 21,900 21,600 -100 200
Retail trade 138,000 137,800 136,800 200 1,200
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 11,700 11,700 11,600 0 100
Food and beverage stores 41,200 40,700 40,600 500 600
Health and personal care stores 10,500 10,400 10,500 100 0
Clothing and clothing accessories stores 13,300 13,100 13,200 200 100
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores 5,500 5,500 5,400 0 100
General merchandise stores 16,100 16,000 16,100 100 0
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 48,000 47,400 41,400 600 6,600
Utilities 3,400 3,300 3,300 100 100
Transportation and Warehousing 44,600 44,100 38,100 500 6,500
Air transportation 9,900 9,800 8,700 100 1,200
Information 71,600 70,800 65,400 800 6,200
Publishing industries, except Internet 35,200 34,800 33,800 400 1,400
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 4,900 4,900 5,000 0 -100
Software publishers 30,300 29,900 28,800 400 1,500
Telecommunications 6,800 6,800 7,300 0 -500
Financial activities 150,800 151,100 153,500 -300 -2,700
Finance and insurance 119,000 119,500 122,800 -500 -3,800
Credit intermediation and related activities 31,300 31,400 32,500 -100 -1,200
Securities, commodity contracts, investments 40,400 40,600 41,500 -200 -1,100
Insurance carriers and related activities 47,300 47,500 48,800 -200 -1,500
Insurance carriers 32,000 32,100 32,900 -100 -900
Real estate and rental and leasing 31,800 31,600 30,700 200 1,100
Real estate 25,400 25,300 25,600 100 -200
Professional and business services 431,300 432,200 403,100 -900 28,200
Professional and technical services 283,100 282,600 266,100 500 17,000
Legal services 21,000 21,600 21,100 -600 -100
Accounting and bookkeeping services 18,100 18,300 16,900 -200 1,200
Architectural and engineering services 29,000 29,000 28,100 0 900
Computer systems design and related services 63,100 62,100 62,200 1,000 900
Management and technical consulting services 46,400 46,400 41,700 0 4,700
Scientific research and development services 86,000 86,300 76,900 -300 9,100
Management of companies and enterprises 44,200 44,300 41,700 -100 2,500
Administrative and waste services 104,000 105,300 95,300 -1,300 8,700
Employment services 34,400 35,200 33,000 -800 1,400
Services to buildings and dwellings 32,700 33,100 31,500 -400 1,200
Education and health services 437,100 439,100 417,700 -2,000 19,400
Educational services 125,200 127,200 115,100 -2,000 10,100
Colleges and universities 90,500 91,000 83,300 -500 7,200
Health care and social assistance 311,900 311,900 302,600 0 9,300
Ambulatory health care services 85,100 86,100 82,000 -1,000 3,100
Offices of physicians 30,100 30,000 29,100 100 1,000
Hospitals 131,700 130,900 128,200 800 3,500
Nursing and residential care facilities 34,900 34,800 34,600 100 300
Social assistance 60,200 60,100 57,800 100 2,400
Leisure and hospitality 187,000 188,600 162,500 -1,600 24,500
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 38,700 40,000 31,000 -1,300 7,700
Accommodation and food services 148,300 148,600 131,500 -300 16,800
Accommodation 20,300 20,300 16,800 0 3,500
Food services and drinking places 128,000 128,300 114,700 -300 13,300
Other services 67,500 67,200 62,200 300 5,300
Repair and maintenance 10,800 10,600 10,200 200 600
Personal and laundry services 24,000 24,100 22,000 -100 2,000
Membership associations and organizations 32,700 32,500 30,000 200 2,700
Government 176,100 177,700 175,500 -1,600 600
Federal 26,500 26,700 27,300 -200 -800
U.S. Postal Service 6,600 6,800 6,700 -200 -100
State government 48,500 48,800 49,800 -300 -1,300
State government education 6,900 7,000 9,100 -100 -2,200
Local government 101,100 102,200 98,400 -1,100 2,700
Local government education 58,800 59,800 58,000 -1,000 800

 

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