Friday, February 05, 2016

Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment January 2016

Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in January, net non-farm payrolls increased by a by 151,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 158,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment went declined to 4.9% over the same period.

Net private sector jobs increased 0.13% since last month climbing 2.18% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 4.55% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.