Percent change in payrolls since February 2020, for all private and state and local government employment

Date Total private-sector employment State and local government employment
Feb-2020 0.00% 0.00%
Mar-2020 -1.08% -0.25%
Apr-2020 -16.21% -4.84%
May-2020 -13.78% -7.48%
Jun-2020 -10.26% -7.46%
Jul-2020 -9.22% -7.06%
Aug-2020 -8.27% -5.81%
Sep-2020 -7.46% -6.09%
Oct-2020 -6.79% -6.13%
Nov-2020 -6.52% -6.12%
Dec-2020 -6.72% -6.20%
Jan-2021 -6.42% -5.61%
Feb-2021 -5.98% -5.52%
Mar-2021 -5.44% -5.13%
Apr-2021 -5.26% -4.93%
May-2021 -4.89% -4.88%
Jun-2021 -4.41% -4.53%
Jul-2021 -3.84% -4.33%
Aug-2021 -3.38% -4.03%
Sep-2021 -2.93% -4.14%
Oct-2021 -2.30% -4.28%
Nov-2021 -1.83% -4.30%
Dec-2021 -1.40% -4.16%
Jan-2022 -1.13% -4.07%
Feb-2022 -0.44% -4.04%
Mar-2022 -0.12% -4.08%
Apr-2022 0.06% -3.93%
May-2022 0.32% -3.81%
Jun-2022 0.62% -3.78%
Jul-2022 1.00% -3.49%
Aug-2022 1.24% -3.25%
Sep-2022 1.50% -3.23%
Oct-2022 1.73% -3.12%
Nov-2022 1.91% -2.82%
Dec-2022 2.12% -2.87%
Jan-2023 2.46% -2.52%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Current Employment Statistics, Establishment Survey (CES) public data series.

View the underlying data on epi.org.