Friday, January 08, 2016

Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment December 2015

Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in December, net non-farm payrolls increased by a by a notable 292,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 275,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment went flat at 5.0% over the same period.

Net private sector jobs increased 0.23% since last month climbing 2.15% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 4.54% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.