US Employment and Jobs
There were 139,118,000 jobs in the US in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 146,368,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 142,000 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 16,000. (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 August 2014 is at a new high of 139,118,000.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 146,595,000 in November 2007. 227,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 138,013,000, the US has added 8,355,000 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History