US Employment and Jobs
There were 141,679,000 jobs in the US in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 148,795,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 280,000 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 272,000. (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.)
|Employment Survey||May 2015||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 2015 is at a new high of 141,679,000.
CPS employment in May 2015 is at a new high of 148,795,000.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History