Department of Numbers

US Employment and Jobs

There were 140,347,000 jobs in the US in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 147,442,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 252,000 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 111,000. (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.)

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 140,347,000 +252,000 +2,952,000
CPS 147,442,000 +111,000 +2,771,000

Employment Changes

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 December 2014 is at a new high of 140,347,000.

CPS employment in December 2014 is at a new high of 147,442,000.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

US Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 140,347,000 252K 147,442,000 111K
November 2014 140,095,000 353K 147,331,000 71K
October 2014 139,742,000 261K 147,260,000 653K
September 2014 139,481,000 271K 146,607,000 156K
August 2014 139,210,000 203K 146,451,000 50K
July 2014 139,007,000 243K 146,401,000 154K
June 2014 138,764,000 267K 146,247,000 379K
May 2014 138,497,000 229K 145,868,000 144K
April 2014 138,268,000 304K 145,724,000 -72K
March 2014 137,964,000 203K 145,796,000 495K
February 2014 137,761,000 222K 145,301,000 95K
January 2014 137,539,000 144K 145,206,000 535K