Department of Numbers

US Employment and Jobs

There were 141,842,000 jobs in the US in June 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 148,739,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 223,000 jobs in June 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 56,000. (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.)

Employment Survey June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,842,000 +223,000 +2,935,000
CPS 148,739,000 -56,000 +2,492,000

Employment Changes

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 June 2015 is at a new high of 141,842,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 148,795,000 in May 2015. 56,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2015

US Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2015 141,842,000 223K 148,739,000 -56K
May 2015 141,619,000 254K 148,795,000 272K
April 2015 141,365,000 187K 148,523,000 192K
March 2015 141,178,000 119K 148,331,000 34K
February 2015 141,059,000 266K 148,297,000 96K
January 2015 140,793,000 201K 148,201,000 759K
December 2014 140,592,000 329K 147,442,000 111K
November 2014 140,263,000 423K 147,331,000 71K
October 2014 139,840,000 221K 147,260,000 653K
September 2014 139,619,000 250K 146,607,000 156K
August 2014 139,369,000 213K 146,451,000 50K
July 2014 139,156,000 249K 146,401,000 154K