US Employment and Jobs
There were 143,894,000 jobs in the US in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 151,030,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 38,000 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 26,000. (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.)
|Employment Survey||May 2016||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 May 2016 is at a new high of 143,894,000.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 151,320,000 in March 2016. 290,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey. From a April 2016 low of 151,004,000, the US has added 26,000 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History