Friday, February 03, 2017

Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment January 2017

Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in January, net non-farm payrolls increased by 227,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 237,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment increased to 4.8% over the same period.

Net private sector jobs increased 0.19% since last month climbing 1.80% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 6.30% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.