US Employment and Jobs
There were 144,598,000 jobs in the US in August 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 151,614,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 151,000 jobs in August 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 97,000. (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.)
|Employment Survey||August 2016||Month/Month||Year/Year|
The charts below show the monthly change in the US as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total US Employment
CES employment in August 2016 is at a new high of 144,598,000.
CPS employment in August 2016 is at a new high of 151,614,000.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History