US Employment and Jobs
There were 131,072,000 jobs in the US in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,403,000 employed persons for the month. The US lost 20,500,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 22,369,000. (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 peaked for the US in February 2020 at 152,442,000. Since then 21,370,000 jobs have been lost according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 158,803,000 in December 2019. 25,400,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
US Employment History