The US economy added 916K jobs in March of 2021, the most in 7 months, following an upwardly revised 468K in February. It compares with market expectations of 647K, amid easing business restrictions, falling coronavirus infection rates, a fast vaccine rollout and continued support from the government. The largest job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (280K), public and private education (190K), and construction (110K). Employment also increased in professional and business services (66K), manufacturing (53K) and transportation and warehousing (48K). Still, that leaves the economy about 8.4 million jobs short of the peak in February of 2020, as the job market still has a long way to go before fully recovering from the pandemic shock. Fed Chair Powell recently said there's a good reason to expect job creation to pick up in the coming months although it will take some time to get back to maximum employment. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 115.75 Thousand from 1939 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4846 Thousand in June of 2020 and a record low of -20679 Thousand in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Non Farm Payrolls - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Non Farm Payrolls - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States is expected to be 380.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Non Farm Payrolls in the United States to stand at 250.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Non Farm Payrolls is projected to trend around 280.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Non Farm Payrolls

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
916.00 468.00 4846.00 -20679.00 1939 - 2021 Thousand Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 01:30 PM Dec -140K 336K 71K 112K
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Jan 49K -227K 50K 45K
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Feb 379K 166K 182K 170K
2021-04-02 12:30 PM Mar 916K 468K 647K 680K
2021-05-07 12:30 PM Apr 916K 978K 950K
2021-06-04 12:30 PM May
2021-07-02 12:30 PM Jun
2021-08-06 12:30 PM Jul


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US Job Growth at 7-Month High
The US economy added 916K jobs in March of 2021, the most in 7 months, following an upwardly revised 468K in February. It compares with market expectations of 647K, amid easing business restrictions, falling coronavirus infection rates, a fast vaccine rollout and continued support from the government. The largest job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (280K), public and private education (190K), and construction (110K). Employment also increased in professional and business services (66K), manufacturing (53K) and transportation and warehousing (48K). Still, that leaves the economy about 8.4 million jobs short of the peak in February of 2020, as the job market still has a long way to go before fully recovering from the pandemic shock. Fed Chair Powell recently said there's a good reason to expect job creation to pick up in the coming months although it will take some time to get back to maximum employment.
2021-04-02
US Job Growth Seen at 5-Month High
Nonfarm payrolls in the US likely increased by 647K in March of 2021, which would be the strongest employment growth in 5 months, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and construction, amid easing business restrictions, falling coronavirus infection rates, a fast vaccine rollout and continued support from the government. Still, that would leave the economy about 8.8 million jobs short of the peak in February of 2020, as the job market still has a long way to go before fully recovering from the pandemic shock. Fed Chair Powell recently said there's a good reason to expect job creation to pick up in the coming months although it will take some time to get back to maximum employment.
2021-04-02
US Employers Add 379K Jobs
The US economy added 379K jobs in February of 2021, following an upwardly revised 166K rise in January and compared to market expectations of 182K amid easing business restrictions, falling coronavirus infection rates, a fast vaccine rollout and continued support from the government. Most of the job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, with smaller gains in temporary help services, health care and social assistance, retail trade, and manufacturing. Employment declined in state and local government education, construction, and mining. However, that leaves the economy about 9.5 million jobs short of the peak in February of 2020, as the labour market still has a long way to go before fully recovering from the pandemic shock.
2021-03-05
Non Farm Payrolls Seen at 3-Month High of 182K
Nonfarm payrolls in the US likely increased by 182K in February of 2021, the most in 3 months, amid easing business restrictions, falling coronavirus infection rates, a fast vaccine rollout and continued support from the government. That would leave the economy about 9.8 million jobs short of the peak in February of 2020, as the labour market still has a long way to go before fully recovering from the pandemic shock. Fed Chair Powell recently said there's a good reason to expect job creation to pick up in the coming months although it will take some time to get back to maximum employment. Meanwhile, President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan which includes unemployment benefits and direct payments to Americans, is expected to be signed into law soon, just before current unemployment benefits expire on March 14th.
2021-03-05

United States Non Farm Payrolls
Nonfarm payrolls is an employment report released monthly, usually on the first Friday of every month, and heavily affects the US dollar, the bond market and the stock market. Current Employment Statistics (CES) program from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, surveys about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 486,000 individual work sites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.