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Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
08 2022 197918 191228 6690 3.4
07 2022 198310 191897 6413 3.2
06 2022 198947 192455 6492 3.3
05 2022 196205 190114 6091 3.1
04 2022 196222 190175 6047 3.1
03 2022 199083 192200 6883 3.5
02 2022 197739 190035 7704 3.9
01 2022 197028 188013 9015 4.6

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2021 196245 185715 10530 5.4
Average 2020 195425 178170 17255 8.8
Average 2019 199977 193976 6001 3.0
Average 2018 198251 191534 6717 3.4
Average 2017 193203 185876 7327 3.8
Average 2016 186908 179342 7566 4.0
Average 2015 183741 174898 8843 4.8
Average 2014 181991 171383 10608 5.8
Average 2013 179634 167452 12182 6.8
Average 2012 179966 167267 12699 7.1
Average 2011 177871 164577 13294 7.5
Average 2010 178745 163781 14964 8.4

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry Aug-2022 Jul-2022 Aug-2021 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 162,100 162,900 156,600 -800 5,500
Total private 138,500 139,100 134,000 -600 4,500
Goods-producing 35,800 35,900 34,300 -100 1,500
Service-providing 126,300 127,000 122,300 -700 4,000
Private service-providing 102,700 103,200 99,700 -500 3,000
Mining, Logging, and Construction 10,800 10,900 10,400 -100 400
Manufacturing 25,000 25,000 23,900 0 1,100
Durable goods 17,600 17,600 17,400 0 200
Computer and electronic products 8,600 8,600 8,600 0 0
Trade, transportation, and utilities 25,700 25,500 24,000 200 1,700
Wholesale Trade 5,500 5,500 5,600 0 -100
Retail trade 13,800 13,700 13,100 100 700
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 6,400 6,300 5,300 100 1,100
Information 4,800 4,700 4,800 100 0
Financial activities 4,000 4,000 4,100 0 -100
Professional and business services 25,700 27,000 26,500 -1,300 -800
Education and health services 25,000 24,900 23,300 100 1,700
Leisure and hospitality 12,900 12,500 12,600 400 300
Other services 4,600 4,600 4,400 0 200
Government 23,600 23,800 22,600 -200 1,000
Federal 1,600 1,600 1,600 0 0
State government 8,100 8,100 7,700 0 400
Local government 13,900 14,100 13,300 -200 600

 

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