Monthly private-sector job growth was slower in 2017 than previous years: Average monthly private-sector job growth, 2006–2017
|Year||Average monthly private sector payroll growth|
Notes: Because full 2017 monthly employment data are not yet available, the chart compares average monthly job growth between January and November for each of these years.
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 December 2017.