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U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Forecast

U.S. Total Nonfarm Payrolls Forecast Values

Total Nonfarm Payroll Jobs. Thousands of People, Seasonally Adjusted.

Month Date Forecast Value Avg Error
0 Apr 2018 148424 ±0
1 May 2018 148597 ±53
2 Jun 2018 148758 ±62
3 Jul 2018 148960 ±67
4 Aug 2018 149163 ±71
5 Sep 2018 149379 ±74
6 Oct 2018 149640 ±76

Updated May 2018

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U.S. Total Nonfarm Payroll

The U.S. Total Nonfarm Payroll is a measure of the number of U.S. workers in the economy that excludes proprietors, private household employees, unpaid volunteers, farm employees and the unincorporated self-employed.  This measure accounts for approximately 80 percent of the workers who contribute to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


The total nonfarm payroll provides useful insights into the current economic situation because it can represent the number of jobs added or lost in an economy.  Increases in employment might indicate that businesses are hiring which might also suggest that businesses are growing.  Additionally, those who are newly employed may have increased their personal incomes, which means (all else constant) their disposable incomes may have also increased.

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