Department of Numbers

US Employment and Jobs

There were 153,308,000 jobs in the US in October 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 158,608,000 employed persons for the month. The US added 261,000 jobs in October 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 328,000. (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.)

Employment Survey October 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 153,308,000 +261,000 +5,303,000
CPS 158,608,000 -328,000 +4,374,000

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 October 2022 is at a new high of 153,308,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 158,936,000 in September 2022. 328,000 have been lost since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2022

US Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2022 153,308,000 261K 158,608,000 -328K
September 2022 153,047,000 315K 158,936,000 204K
August 2022 152,732,000 292K 158,732,000 442K
July 2022 152,440,000 537K 158,290,000 179K
June 2022 151,903,000 293K 158,111,000 -315K
May 2022 151,610,000 386K 158,426,000 321K
April 2022 151,224,000 368K 158,105,000 -353K
March 2022 150,856,000 398K 158,458,000 736K
February 2022 150,458,000 714K 157,722,000 548K
January 2022 149,744,000 504K 157,174,000 1,199K
December 2021 149,240,000 588K 155,975,000 651K
November 2021 148,652,000 647K 155,324,000 1,090K