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  United States Nonfarm Employment / Unemployment 1982 - present Last Updated: April 19, 2018
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
Jan 132,702 130,852 130,597 130,777 132,798 135,450 137,497 138,419 134,055 129,799 130,878 133,272 135,282 137,550 140,592 143,196 145,696 147,801
Feb 132,776 130,724 130,451 130,835 133,042 135,762 137,582 138,338 133,351 129,726 131,060 133,505 135,547 137,732 140,859 143,453 145,896 148,127
Mar 132,748 130,707 130,243 131,163 133,180 136,059 137,796 138,283 132,549 129,919 131,314 133,769 135,703 137,993 140,937 143,688 145,969 148,230
Apr 132,469 130,624 130,194 131,417 133,538 136,227 137,855 138,054 131,845 130,140 131,637 133,841 135,882 138,304 141,219 143,862 146,144
May 132,428 130,641 130,205 131,714 133,710 136,258 138,008 137,870 131,491 130,662 131,718 133,958 136,122 138,556 141,545 143,896 146,299
Jun 132,307 130,692 130,198 131,796 133,957 136,337 138,085 137,716 131,022 130,522 131,952 134,026 136,280 138,862 141,736 144,181 146,538
Jul 132,199 130,615 130,217 131,841 134,328 136,543 138,055 137,503 130,680 130,444 132,024 134,182 136,391 139,058 141,992 144,506 146,728
Aug 132,053 130,608 130,171 131,957 134,524 136,722 138,027 137,226 130,484 130,428 132,136 134,355 136,651 139,284 142,156 144,681 146,949
Sep 131,803 130,541 130,281 132,114 134,590 136,870 138,123 136,783 130,255 130,365 132,369 134,549 136,852 139,568 142,244 144,945 146,963
Oct 131,475 130,654 130,486 132,462 134,676 136,882 138,201 136,308 130,046 130,632 132,578 134,702 137,062 139,823 142,595 145,085 147,234
Nov 131,178 130,660 130,489 132,525 135,013 137,090 138,307 135,549 130,058 130,761 132,723 134,832 137,283 140,130 142,859 145,257 147,450
Dec 131,001 130,490 130,610 132,651 135,168 137,263 138,411 134,842 129,781 130,834 132,924 135,075 137,376 140,381 143,093 145,437 147,625
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 88,993 92,673 96,373 98,734 100,683 103,758 107,168 109,184 109,042 108,374 109,804 112,590 116,495 118,310 121,379 124,831 127,725 131,007
Feb 88,918 93,154 96,497 98,841 100,915 104,211 107,426 109,432 108,735 108,317 110,051 112,788 116,693 118,735 121,687 125,029 128,135 131,138
Mar 89,090 93,429 96,843 98,935 101,164 104,487 107,619 109,647 108,577 108,369 109,997 113,249 116,912 119,000 121,999 125,174 128,242 131,605
Apr 89,366 93,792 97,039 99,122 101,502 104,732 107,792 109,687 108,365 108,526 110,304 113,596 117,074 119,165 122,291 125,454 128,614 131,898
May 89,643 94,100 97,313 99,249 101,728 104,961 107,910 109,840 108,249 108,653 110,573 113,929 117,057 119,491 122,554 125,856 128,825 132,117
Jun 90,022 94,479 97,459 99,155 101,900 105,324 108,026 109,865 108,337 108,718 110,749 114,248 117,297 119,772 122,818 126,079 129,089 132,081
Jul 90,440 94,792 97,649 99,473 102,247 105,546 108,066 109,829 108,297 108,792 111,055 114,618 117,389 120,023 123,121 126,209 129,417 132,254
Aug 90,132 95,034 97,842 99,587 102,418 105,670 108,115 109,619 108,314 108,927 111,210 114,900 117,641 120,208 123,099 126,549 129,571 132,239
Sep 91,247 95,344 98,045 99,934 102,646 106,009 108,365 109,517 108,334 108,959 111,455 115,260 117,893 120,421 123,598 126,767 129,796 132,383
Oct 91,518 95,630 98,233 100,120 103,138 106,277 108,476 109,370 108,359 109,145 111,741 115,469 118,045 120,682 123,942 126,968 130,190 132,368
Nov 91,871 95,979 98,442 100,306 103,370 106,616 108,753 109,220 108,303 109,277 111,991 115,876 118,191 120,977 124,241 127,241 130,479 132,590
Dec 92,227 96,107 98,609 100,511 103,664 106,906 108,849 109,163 108,325 109,494 112,314 116,168 118,323 121,148 124,559 127,608 130,789 132,727
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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
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 4.8 4.1
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
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 5.5 5.0 4.5 4.1
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 6.3 5.4 5.0 4.4
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 5.5 4.7 4.3
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
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 4.9 4.3
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 6.2 5.1 4.9 4.4
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
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
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 5.0 4.6 4.1
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
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