The US economy added 245K jobs in November, easing from a downwardly revised 610K in the previous month, and well below market expectations of 469K. It is the smallest employment gain since the job market started to recover in May from a record 20.787 million loss in April. In November, nonfarm employment was below its February level by 9.8 million, or 6.5 percent. Employment declined in government and retail trade while gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, professional and business services, and health care. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as coronavirus infections continue to rise and more states introduced restrictions while the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans hasn't yet been approved. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States averaged 114.76 Thousand from 1939 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4781 Thousand in June of 2020 and a record low of -20787 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 December of 2020.

Non Farm Payrolls in the United States is expected to be 700.00 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 230.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Non Farm Payrolls is projected to trend around 250.00 Thousand in 2021 and 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
245.00 610.00 4781.00 -20787.00 1939 - 2020 Thousand Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-04 12:30 PM Aug 1371K 1734K 1400K 1490K
2020-10-02 12:30 PM Sep 661K 1489K 850K 915K
2020-11-06 01:30 PM Oct 638K 672K 600K 510K
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Nov 245K 610K 469K 500K
2021-01-08 01:30 PM Dec 245K 190K
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Jan
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Feb
2021-04-02 12:30 PM Mar


News Stream
US Economy Adds Only 245K Jobs in November
The US economy added 245K jobs in November, easing from a downwardly revised 610K in the previous month, and well below market expectations of 469K. It is the smallest employment gain since the job market started to recover in May from a record 20.787 million loss in April. In November, nonfarm employment was below its February level by 9.8 million, or 6.5 percent, led by declines in employment in government and retail trade. On the other hand, notable job gains occurred over the month in transportation and warehousing, professional and business services, and health care. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as coronavirus infections continue to rise and more states introduced restrictions while the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans hasn't yet been approved.
2020-12-04
Non Farm Payrolls Expected to Slow for 5th Month
Nonfarm payrolls in the US likely increased by 469 thousand in November of 2020, below 638 thousand in October and the least in six months. Government payrolls expected to fall for a second month while retailers are set to hire more workers due to the holiday season. Still, the projected gain would leave the employment 9.621 million below its February peak. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as coronavirus infections continue to rise and more states introduced restrictions while the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans hasn't yet been approved.
2020-12-04
US Economy Adds the Least Jobs in 6 Months
The US economy added 638K jobs in October, easing from an upwardly revised 672K in the previous month, but above market expectations of 600K. Still, it is the smallest employment gain since the job market started to recover in May from a record 20.787 million loss in April. The biggest job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (271K), professional and business services (208K), retail trade (104K), and construction (84K). Meanwhile, employment in government declined by 268K. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as out of more than 22 million jobs lost in March and April only 12 million were recovered and the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans would not be approved anytime soon.
2020-11-06
Nonfarm Payrolls Seen at 6-Month Low
US nonfarm payrolls likely increased by 600 thousand in October of 2020, below 661 thousand in September. It would be the smallest employment gain since the job market started to recover in May from a record 20.787 million loss in April. The payrolls report is also expected to show increases in the ranks of people who have permanently lost their jobs, as well as those who have been out of work for more than six months. The outlook for the labour market remains challenging as out of more than 22 million jobs lost in March and April only 12 million were recovered and the new stimulus bill which would provide support to millions of Americans would not be approved anytime soon.
2020-11-06

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.