Average monthly total nonfarm employment growth, 2006–2018

Year Average monthly total nonfarm employment growth
2006 175
2007 96
2008 -297
2009 -422
2010 88
2011 174
2012 179
2013 192
2014 250
2015 226
2016 195
2017 182
2018 206 

Note: Because full 2018 monthly employment data are not yet available, the chart compares average monthly job growth between January and November for 2018.

Source: Data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) series of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are subject to occasional revisions. This chart was based on data accessed in January 2019.

View the underlying data on epi.org.