US Employment and Jobs
There were 147,810,000 jobs in the US in January 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,430,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 200,000 jobs in January 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 409,000. (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 January 2018 is at a new high of 147,810,000.
CPS employment in January 2018 is at a new high of 154,430,000.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History