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  United States Nonfarm Employment / Unemployment 1982 - present Last Updated: September 19, 2019
Nonfarm employment estimates are derived from a survey of businesses to measure jobs by industry. The estimates include all full- and parttime wage and salary employees who worked during or received pay for the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Excluded from these estimates are proprietors, self-employed workers, private household employees and unpaid family workers. In some cases, due to space constraints, all industry estimates are not shown. Call (860) 263-6275 for a more comprehensive breakout of nonfarm employment estimates. These data are developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Month 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Jan 132,712 130,868 130,596 130,787 132,791 135,446 137,493 138,422 134,074 129,807 130,859 133,269 135,283 137,567 140,609 143,215 145,695 147,767 150,587
Feb 132,804 130,752 130,461 130,844 133,050 135,753 137,573 138,340 133,332 129,715 131,072 133,531 135,562 137,735 140,857 143,447 145,836 148,097 150,643
Mar 132,761 130,732 130,246 131,156 133,172 136,063 137,810 138,292 132,529 129,895 131,304 133,769 135,698 137,985 140,934 143,681 145,963 148,279 150,796
Apr 132,475 130,636 130,194 131,426 133,536 136,221 137,860 138,056 131,835 130,132 131,625 133,852 135,890 138,312 141,234 143,892 146,176 148,475 151,020
May 132,426 130,647 130,210 131,710 133,706 136,261 138,012 137,872 131,491 130,666 131,720 133,951 136,114 138,533 141,553 143,907 146,304 148,745 151,084
Jun 132,312 130,695 130,209 131,807 133,957 136,342 138,088 137,706 131,026 130,530 131,955 134,023 136,295 138,857 141,723 144,189 146,533 149,007 151,267
Jul 132,187 130,604 130,207 131,864 134,314 136,538 138,055 137,508 130,685 130,442 132,016 134,176 136,400 139,084 142,016 144,525 146,737 149,185 151,411
Aug 132,043 130,603 130,167 131,955 134,517 136,713 138,032 137,229 130,501 130,437 132,138 134,346 136,642 139,272 142,138 144,660 146,924 149,467 151,541
Sep 131,791 130,524 130,279 132,112 134,583 136,860 138,114 136,769 130,259 130,373 132,374 134,535 136,831 139,583 142,271 144,930 146,942 149,575
Oct 131,468 130,643 130,473 132,466 134,673 136,870 138,190 136,288 130,061 130,642 132,578 134,693 137,056 139,841 142,610 145,058 147,202 149,852
Nov 131,158 130,632 130,490 132,521 135,012 137,082 138,299 135,561 130,073 130,765 132,710 134,851 137,323 140,127 142,845 145,228 147,422 150,048
Dec 130,997 130,488 130,605 132,644 135,168 137,268 138,409 134,857 129,804 130,839 132,914 135,088 137,390 140,396 143,125 145,443 147,596 150,275
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 90,567 88,993 92,673 96,373 98,734 100,683 103,758 107,168 109,197 109,056 108,372 109,799 112,601 116,508 118,323 121,372 124,823 127,713 131,020
Feb 90,562 88,918 93,154 96,497 98,841 100,915 104,211 107,426 109,435 108,735 108,313 110,047 112,785 116,702 118,744 121,682 125,024 128,131 131,136
Mar 90,432 89,090 93,429 96,843 98,935 101,164 104,487 107,619 109,644 108,576 108,368 109,999 113,248 116,913 119,001 121,999 125,174 128,239 131,609
Apr 90,152 89,366 93,792 97,039 99,122 101,502 104,732 107,792 109,688 108,367 108,523 110,302 113,592 117,076 119,168 122,296 125,453 128,610 131,900
May 90,107 89,643 94,100 97,313 99,249 101,728 104,961 107,910 109,839 108,251 108,652 110,573 113,928 117,056 119,496 122,557 125,855 128,822 132,118
Jun 89,864 90,022 94,479 97,459 99,155 101,900 105,324 108,026 109,857 108,337 108,719 110,752 114,242 117,293 119,778 122,825 126,087 129,099 132,079
Jul 89,522 90,440 94,792 97,649 99,473 102,247 105,546 108,066 109,824 108,292 108,794 111,057 114,613 117,386 120,020 123,119 126,213 129,420 132,247
Aug 89,364 90,132 95,034 97,842 99,587 102,418 105,670 108,115 109,617 108,313 108,929 111,211 114,902 117,642 120,207 123,099 126,551 129,576 132,240
Sep 89,183 91,247 95,344 98,045 99,934 102,646 106,009 108,365 109,520 108,338 108,963 111,452 115,251 117,881 120,418 123,594 126,764 129,781 132,364
Oct 88,906 91,518 95,630 98,233 100,120 103,138 106,277 108,476 109,367 108,357 109,144 111,737 115,464 118,038 120,674 123,940 126,968 130,190 132,365
Nov 88,783 91,871 95,979 98,442 100,306 103,370 106,616 108,753 109,213 108,297 109,277 111,990 115,876 118,182 120,969 124,246 127,243 130,479 132,570
Dec 88,769 92,227 96,107 98,609 100,511 103,664 106,906 108,849 109,167 108,330 109,499 112,319 116,171 118,328 121,152 124,559 127,607 130,786 132,722
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Month 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Jan 7.3 6.7 6.6 5.7 5.4 5.4 6.4 7.3 7.3 6.6 5.6 5.6 5.3 4.6 4.3 4.0 4.2 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.3 4.7 4.6 5.0 7.8 9.8 9.1 8.3 8.0 6.6 5.7 4.9 4.7 4.1 4.0
Feb 7.2 7.2 6.6 5.7 5.2 5.3 6.6 7.4 7.1 6.6 5.4 5.5 5.2 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.2 5.7 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.5 4.9 8.3 9.8 9.0 8.3 7.7 6.7 5.5 4.9 4.7 4.1 3.8
Mar 7.2 7.2 6.6 5.7 5.0 5.2 6.8 7.4 7.0 6.5 5.4 5.5 5.2 4.7 4.2 4.0 4.3 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.2 4.7 4.4 5.1 8.7 9.9 9.0 8.2 7.5 6.7 5.4 5.0 4.4 4.0 3.8
Apr 7.3 7.1 6.3 5.4 5.2 5.4 6.7 7.4 7.1 6.4 5.8 5.6 5.1 4.3 4.3 3.8 4.4 5.9 6.0 5.6 5.2 4.7 4.5 5.0 9.0 9.9 9.1 8.2 7.6 6.2 5.4 5.0 4.4 3.9 3.6
May 7.2 7.2 6.3 5.6 5.2 5.4 6.9 7.6 7.1 6.1 5.6 5.6 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.3 5.8 6.1 5.6 5.1 4.6 4.4 5.4 9.4 9.6 9.0 8.2 7.5 6.3 5.6 4.8 4.4 3.8 3.6
Jun 7.4 7.2 6.2 5.4 5.3 5.2 6.9 7.8 7.0 6.1 5.6 5.3 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.5 5.8 6.3 5.6 5.0 4.6 4.6 5.6 9.5 9.4 9.1 8.2 7.5 6.1 5.3 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.7
Jul 7.4 7.0 6.1 5.4 5.2 5.5 6.8 7.7 6.9 6.1 5.7 5.5 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.6 5.8 6.2 5.5 5.0 4.7 4.7 5.8 9.5 9.4 9.0 8.2 7.3 6.2 5.2 4.8 4.3 3.9 3.7
Aug 7.1 6.9 6.0 5.6 5.2 5.7 6.9 7.6 6.8 6.0 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.9 5.7 6.1 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.6 6.1 9.6 9.5 9.0 8.1 7.2 6.1 5.1 4.9 4.4 3.8 3.7
Sep 7.1 7.0 5.9 5.4 5.3 5.9 6.9 7.6 6.7 5.9 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.9 5.0 5.7 6.1 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.7 6.1 9.8 9.5 9.0 7.8 7.2 5.9 5.0 5.0 4.2 3.7
Oct 7.1 7.0 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.9 7.0 7.3 6.8 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.1 3.9 5.3 5.7 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.4 4.7 6.5 10.0 9.4 8.8 7.8 7.2 5.7 5.0 4.9 4.1 3.8
Nov 7.0 6.9 5.8 5.3 5.4 6.2 7.0 7.4 6.6 5.6 5.6 5.4 4.6 4.4 4.1 3.9 5.5 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.7 6.8 9.9 9.8 8.6 7.7 6.9 5.8 5.1 4.7 4.2 3.7
Dec 7.0 6.6 5.7 5.3 5.4 6.3 7.3 7.4 6.5 5.5 5.6 5.4 4.7 4.4 4.0 3.9 5.7 6.0 5.7 5.4 4.9 4.4 5.0 7.3 9.9 9.3 8.5 7.9 6.7 5.6 5.0 4.7 4.1 3.9
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