US Employment and Jobs
There were 135,637,000 jobs in the US in May 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 143,898,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 175,000 jobs in May 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 319,000. (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 peaked for the US in January 2008 at 138,056,000. Since then 2,419,000 jobs have been lost according to the employer survey. From a trough of 129,320,000 in February 2010, the US has added 6,317,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 146,595,000 in November 2007. 2,697,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 138,025,000, the US has added 5,873,000 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History