Friday, February 06, 2015

Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment January 2015

Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in January, net non-farm payrolls increased by 257,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 267,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7% over the same period.

Net private sector jobs increased 0.22% since last month climbing 2.70% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 2.85% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.