US Employment and Jobs
There were 145,554,000 jobs in the US in January 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 152,081,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 227,000 jobs in January 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 30,000. (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 January 2017 is at a new high of 145,554,000.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 152,111,000 in December 2016. 30,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History