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  United States Nonfarm Employment / Unemployment 1982 - present Last Updated: October 19, 2020
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 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 130,852 130,580 130,769 132,774 135,429 137,477 138,403 134,055 129,790 130,841 133,250 135,263 137,548 140,568 143,170 145,627 147,672 150,134 152,212
Feb 130,736 130,444 130,825 133,032 135,737 137,558 138,324 133,312 129,698 131,053 133,512 135,541 137,714 140,839 143,433 145,815 148,078 150,135 152,463
Mar 130,717 130,232 131,142 133,156 136,047 137,793 138,275 132,512 129,879 131,288 133,752 135,680 137,968 140,910 143,662 145,944 148,254 150,282 151,582
Apr 130,623 130,177 131,411 133,518 136,205 137,842 138,035 131,817 130,110 131,602 133,834 135,871 138,293 141,194 143,849 146,141 148,391 150,492 130,403
May 130,634 130,196 131,694 133,690 136,244 137,993 137,858 131,475 130,650 131,703 133,934 136,093 138,511 141,525 143,891 146,296 148,669 150,577 133,002
Jun 130,684 130,194 131,793 133,942 136,325 138,069 137,687 131,008 130,511 131,939 134,007 136,274 138,837 141,699 144,158 146,512 148,888 150,759 137,818
Jul 130,590 130,191 131,848 134,296 136,520 138,038 137,491 130,668 130,427 131,999 134,159 136,386 139,069 142,001 144,512 146,727 149,024 150,953 139,543
Aug 130,587 130,149 131,937 134,498 136,694 138,015 137,213 130,485 130,422 132,125 134,331 136,628 139,257 142,126 144,647 146,911 149,268 151,160 141,059
Sep 130,501 130,254 132,093 134,566 136,843 138,095 136,753 130,244 130,357 132,358 134,518 136,815 139,566 142,281 144,916 146,929 149,348 151,368 141,720
Oct 130,628 130,454 132,447 134,655 136,852 138,174 136,272 130,045 130,625 132,562 134,677 137,040 139,818 142,587 145,061 147,196 149,549 151,553
Nov 130,615 130,474 132,503 134,993 137,063 138,284 135,545 130,057 130,750 132,694 134,833 137,304 140,109 142,824 145,212 147,421 149,683 151,814
Dec 130,472 130,588 132,624 135,149 137,249 138,392 134,839 129,788 130,822 132,896 135,072 137,373 140,377 143,097 145,442 147,551 149,865 151,998
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Jan 88,990 92,673 96,372 98,732 100,678 103,753 107,161 109,199 109,055 108,369 109,794 112,595 116,501 118,316 121,363 124,812 127,702 131,005 132,698
Feb 88,917 93,157 96,503 98,847 100,919 104,214 107,427 109,435 108,734 108,311 110,044 112,781 116,697 118,739 121,675 125,016 128,120 131,124 132,789
Mar 89,090 93,429 96,842 98,934 101,164 104,489 107,621 109,644 108,574 108,365 109,994 113,242 116,907 118,993 121,990 125,164 128,227 131,596 132,747
Apr 89,364 93,792 97,038 99,121 101,499 104,732 107,791 109,686 108,364 108,519 110,296 113,586 117,069 119,158 122,286 125,442 128,597 131,888 132,463
May 89,644 94,098 97,312 99,248 101,728 104,962 107,913 109,839 108,249 108,649 110,568 113,921 117,049 119,486 122,546 125,844 128,808 132,105 132,410
Jun 90,021 94,479 97,459 99,155 101,900 105,326 108,027 109,856 108,334 108,715 110,749 114,238 117,286 119,769 122,814 126,076 129,089 132,061 132,299
Jul 90,437 94,789 97,648 99,473 102,247 105,550 108,069 109,824 108,292 108,793 111,055 114,610 117,380 120,015 123,111 126,205 129,414 132,236 132,177
Aug 90,129 95,032 97,840 99,588 102,420 105,674 108,120 109,616 108,310 108,925 111,206 114,896 117,634 120,199 123,093 126,544 129,569 132,230 132,028
Sep 91,247 95,344 98,045 99,934 102,647 106,013 108,369 109,518 108,336 108,959 111,448 115,247 117,875 120,410 123,585 126,752 129,772 132,353 131,771
Oct 91,520 95,629 98,233 100,121 103,138 106,276 108,476 109,367 108,357 109,139 111,733 115,458 118,031 120,665 123,929 126,954 130,177 132,351 131,454
Nov 91,875 95,982 98,443 100,308 103,372 106,617 108,752 109,214 108,296 109,272 111,984 115,869 118,175 120,961 124,235 127,231 130,466 132,556 131,142
Dec 92,230 96,107 98,609 100,509 103,661 106,898 108,836 109,166 108,328 109,495 112,314 116,165 118,320 121,143 124,549 127,596 130,772 132,709 130,982
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Month 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 2020
Jan 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 3.6
Feb 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 4.6 4.1 3.8 3.8
Mar 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 4.4
Apr 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 4.0 3.6 14.7
May 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 13.3
Jun 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 11.1
Jul 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 3.8 3.7 10.2
Aug 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 8.4
Sep 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 3.5 7.9
Oct 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 3.6
Nov 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 3.5
Dec 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 3.5
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