US Employment and Jobs
There were 147,241,000 jobs in the US in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 153,918,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 228,000 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 57,000. (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.)
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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 November 2017 is at a new high of 147,241,000.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 154,345,000 in September 2017. 427,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 153,861,000, the US has added 57,000 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History